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Warriors vs. Lakers odds, line, spread: Advanced computer model releases NBA picks for opening night matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Tuesday's opening night matchup between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers
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The 2021-22 NBA season opens on Tuesday and the second game of a doubleheader pits the Golden State Warriors against the Los Angeles Lakers at 10 p.m. ET. Los Angeles is favored by 3.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 227 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). 

Before making any Warriors vs. Lakers picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned almost $9,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three seasons. The model finished up almost $600 on its top-rated picks last season and enters the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 100-66 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns!

The model knows the Warriors revolve around Stephen Curry. Curry averaged 32.0 points, 5.8 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game last season, converting a blistering 42.1 percent of his three-point attempts on 12.7 shots per game. He is the biggest reason why the Warriors ranked No. 3 in the NBA in three-pointers (14.6 per game) last season, and Golden State converted 37.6 percent as a team. Because of that shooting prowess from the outside, the Warriors were a top-seven team in shooting efficiency, and Golden State also led the NBA in assists, putting up 27.7 per game.

The model also knows the Lakers have as much star power as any NBA team. LeBron James remains an elite player, averaging 25.0 points, 7.8 assists and 7.7 rebounds per game last season. Anthony Davis is a two-way force in his own right, and the Lakers added Russell Westbrook in the offseason. Westbrook led the NBA with 11.7 assists per game last season, averaging a triple-double overall, and the nine-time All-Star gives the Lakers more punch offensively. Los Angeles led the NBA in defensive rating a year ago, and the Lakers are stout at home.

Now, it has set its sights on Warriors vs. Lakers. We can tell you the model is leaning under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

Who wins Warriors vs. Lakers? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Warriors vs. Lakers spread you should be all over Tuesday, all from the model on a roll on NBA picks!

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