Warriors vs Lakers Prediction Game 3

Warriors vs Lakers Prediction Game 3: The LA Lakers are predicted to win as per the latest odds and predictions.

The Golden State Warriors will aim to capitalize on the momentum and win the upcoming away matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals. The Warriors bounced back in the last game after a frustrating home defeat in Game 1. The away performance has been a concern for the defending champions this season. They would like to move one step closer to another NBA title by taking a crucial lead in Game 3.

The LA Lakers dropped the second game of the series after a flying start. They will look to cash in the home advantage in the third fixture and dominate the Warriors at Crypto.com Arena. The Lakers know they have their best chance of putting pressure on Golden State by winning the next two home games. They have not lost at home in the postseason so far.

Warriors vs Lakers Game 3 Prediction: Playoff Series Summary

The Conference Semifinal is poised nicely with both teams winning 1 game each. The LA Lakers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in the last round by 4-2. On the other hand, the Golden State Warriors registered a 4-3 win against the Sacramento Kings in Round 1.

  • It’s a no-brainer that Stephen Curry is leading the scoring chart for the Golden State Warriors again. He is averaging 31.4 points per game in the postseason. Klay Thompson has been in excellent touch too. In the last game, he overshadowed Curry by scoring 30 points.
  • King LeBron had an excellent season so far. He is playing in the playoffs with an average of 22.3 points per game. Anthony Davis has also performed consistently well. His average number of points per game in the postseason is currently at 20.8.
  • Overall, the Warriors have done really well in the offense as of now. The Lakers haven’t been at their best at attacking. However, their defense did a commendable job so far.

Warriors vs Lakers Prediction Game 3: Home-Away Stats

The Golden State Warriors have failed to make an impact in the away fixtures in the regular season. They managed to win only 11 out of 41 away fixtures. The Warriors improved in the playoffs and won 2 out of 4 away games as of now.

The LA Lakers have been really good in the home fixtures this season. They won 23 out of 41 games in the regular season. In the playoffs, they are 3-0 in Crypto.com Arena till now.

Warriors vs Lakers Prediction Game 3: Offense and Defense Comparison


Offensive Advantage: Golden State Warriors

  • The Golden State Warriors have maintained an average of 116.7 points per game so far. They shot 45.3% from the field and 35.6% from the 3-point line. The free throw success rate stands at 74.2%. In the regular season, the Warriors were given a rank of 9 in the attack with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 115.6.
  • The LA Lakers are playing with a scoring rate of 111.3 points per game. They have a conversion rate of 45.9% in field goals, 30.1% in 3-pointers, and 79.0% in free throws. The Lakers were rated 114.4 on the attack with a rank of 20 in the league.


Defensive Advantage: LA Lakers

  • The Golden State Warriors have given away 117.1 points per game in the current season. They maintained an average of 47.7 rebounds, with 7.7 steals and 5.0 blocks per game. The Warriors ended the regular season as the 15th-ranked team in the defense having an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 113.9.
  • The LA Lakers have conceded 116.6 points per game so far. They played with an average of 48.9 rebounds per game in the postseason. The average number of steals and the average number of blocks per game are currently at 6.9 and 8.5 respectively. The Lakers were the 14th-rankled team in the defense with an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 113.9.

Warriors vs Lakers Odds

The LA Lakers will start as home favorites as per the odds. The Warriors’ away record suggests that they can struggle in Game 3.

  • Golden State Warriors: +2 (-111)
  • LA Lakers: 2 (-111)


  • Golden State Warriors:+130
  • LA Lakers: -150

Win Probability

  • Golden State Warriors: 46%
  • LA Lakers: 54%
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Warriors vs Lakers Game 3 Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats

There have been 35 encounters between the two sides in the NBA. The LA Lakers have the upper hand with 24 wins, while the Golden State Warriors managed to win 11 games.

The last postseason clash took in the year 1991. The LA Lakers won that series with a scoreline of 4-1.

Both these teams met 434 times in the regular season of the NBA. The LA Lakers are leading with 261 wins, while the Golden State Warriors won 173 games.

The Lakers won 3 out of 4 meetings with the Warriors in the regular season of the NBA 2022-23. In the current series, the equation stands at 1-1 after two games.

H2H Key Highlights: Last Playoff Meeting

  • Average Number of Total Points Scored: 238.2
  • Average Number of Points Scored by the LA Lakers: 122.4
  • Average Number of Points Scored by the Golden State Warriors: 115.8

Warriors vs Lakers Game 3 Prediction: Players to Watch Out

Golden State Warriors

  1. Stephen Curry (Point Guard): Points Per Game: 31.4 | Assists Per Game: 5.9 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.9
  2. Klay Thompson (Point Guard): Points Per Game: 22.1 | Rebounds Per Game: 3.7 | Assists Per Game: 2.2
  3. Andrew Wiggins (Small Forward): Points Per Game: 17.0 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.7 | Blocks Per Game: 1.6

LA Lakers

  1. LeBron James (Small Forward): Points Per Game: 22.3 | Rebounds Per Game: 10.6 | Assists Per Game: 4.8
  2. Anthony Davis (Power Forward): Points Per Game: 20.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 14.0 | Blocks Per Game: 4.1
  3. D’Angelo Russell (Power Forward): Points Per Game: 16.1 | Assists Per Game: 6.1 | Rebounds Per Game: 3.3

Warriors vs Lakers Game 3 Prediction: Last Game Analysis

A brilliant performance from Klay Thompson ensured the Golden State Warriors make a comeback after losing the first fixture of the series. The plan to counter LeBron James and Anthony Davis worked well too. The Warriors dominated right from the start. A basket from Thompson with 7:48 left extended the lead to 18 points for the Warriors. They gave no chance to the Lakers in the remaining time and sealed the game with a big margin of 27 points.

The Warriors had a shooting accuracy of 50.5% from the field while restricting the Lakers to 42.6%. They won 55-40 on rebounds and outscored Los Angeles 48-42 in the paint.

Klay Thompson finished a memorable playoff night with 30 points and 3 rebounds. He added 8 3-pointers. Stephen Curry added 20 valuable points with 4 rebounds and 12 assists.

LeBron James was the leading scorer for the Lakers with 23 points. He also added 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Rui Hachimura scored 21 points with 5 rebounds.

Warriors vs Lakers Game 3 Winner Prediction

  • Home Advantage: Lakers
  • H2H Advantage: Lakers
  • Offensive Advantage: Warriors
  • Defensive Advantage: Lakers
  • Overall: Lakers to win

The Golden State Warriors will improve their chances of winning the Semifinals to a great extent if they are successful in dominating the Lakers in their own backyard. They need to plan effectively against James and Davis again. On the other hand, the LA Lakers will back themselves for a home win in Game 3. They are currently on a winning streak of 3 games against the Warriors at home.

As per the odds and stats, the LA Lakers are expected to win Game 3.