The West Coast gets the love tonight as the Warriors and the Lakers get a primetime game on ABC. The Warriors are looking to right the ship after dropping two in a row, including a disappointing loss to the Knicks on Thursday. They’ve fallen four and a half games behind the Suns for the number one spot in the West. Things aren’t much better for the Lakers, who have dropped their last two as well. In addition, all three of their stars are listed as questionable for tonight’s contest (which does make NBA player props a bit tricky). Anthony Davis is likely to play, but the status of LeBron James and Russell Westbrook are both up in the air. Regardless of their injury status, were tasked with giving you the props you know and love. So, below are three NBA player props for the matchup between the Warriors and the Lakers.
Saturday Night Primetime Action Game Information:
Location: San Francisco, California– Chase Center
Time: 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time (5:30 p.m. Pacific Time)
Money Line: Lakers (+240) | Warriors (-300)
Spread: Warriors -7
Odds Via: WynnBET Sportsbook
Saturday Night NBA Player Props: Lakers vs Warriors
Klay Thompson Points – Over 18.5
When he first returned at the beginning of January, people weren’t quite sure what we were going to get out of Klay Thompson. Would he log the minutes needed to produce a decent stat line? Would his shooting be there to return stability to the Splash Brothers? Although it was a little bit slow going at first, he’s getting back to almost exactly what he was. He’s going to get the reps no matter what – he’s only twice fallen below seven three-point attempts in a game. In his three-game sample in February thus far, he’s shooting a smooth 50% from downtown. That floor of attempts combined with a recent hot hand should get you over half the way to this over as a minimum.
Kevon Looney Rebounds – Over 7.5
It might come as a surprise to some that I’m in on Kevon Looney going over 7.5 rebounds. The fact that he hasn’t in the last four games for sure seems like a red flag. However, the Lakers are currently 27th in the NBA in opponent’s rebounding, which should give him a little boost. There’s also the looming question about whether or not LeBron James and Russell Westbrook will be able to go. Those two combine for 15.5 rebounds per game. As a result, it may be worth it to get out on this prop before one or both of them get ruled out. Even if they don’t there’s a good chance he can still clear this benchmark, which is why it’s one of my favorite NBA player props for Saturday night.
Stephen Curry Steals – Over 1.5
Stephen Curry has been hovering right around the two steals pet game mark all season. That alone should give you confidence in this play, and that’s without even looking at the Lakers’ recent trends. On the season they’re 28th in the NBA in opponent steals per game with 8.3. That’s already pretty terrible, but they’ve been even worse as of late. In the last three games, they’re giving up 11.0 opponent steals per game. If they go anywhere near that number, it’d almost be insane if Steph didn’t have at least two of them.
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