Betting: Who will win Warriors vs. Lakers series?
Minty Bets is joined by Jared Quay and Mark Drumheller to give their picks for the 2nd round series between Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers.
MINTY BETS: We've got a legendary match-up between LeBron James and Steph Curry for round two of the Western Conference Semifinals. I'm Minty Bets joined by Mark Drumheller and Jared Quay. And these guys are here to give me their best bets for the series.
Right now, the Warriors are actually favored to win this series at minus-160. And the Lakers are plus-130 to win this one. So let me go to Mark first. Mark, are you trusting LeBron and the Lakers or Steph and the Warriors?
MARK DRUMHELLER: Yeah, Minty, I love a good sequel. And it's almost like we're getting "Rocky IV" here with Steph Curry and LeBron James going at it again. But I can't bet against Steph Curry, not after that game seven against Sacramento. And I think the Warriors really match up well with the Lakers.
They have a great defender in Wiggins that they can put on LeBron. They have Looney, who has been huge against the Kings. They can-- him and green can share duties against Anthony Davis. And all the eyes are going to be on Curry and LeBron here, rightfully so. But I think a big part of this series is going to be whether the Lakers' bench players, guys like Vanderbilt, can hit 3-pointers against this Warriors defense. Because I think they're going to clog the paint and shoot-- make the Lakers beat them from the outside. And that's something that I haven't seen from the Lakers, even as they've gotten hot towards the end of the regular season.
So I can't bet against Steph here. I'm going to go with the Warriors and say they get the best of them.
MINTY BETS: Ooh all right. Jared, are you siding with Mark here on the Warriors? Or do you think there's more value with the Lakers at plus-130?
JARED QUAY: I feel bad because every time I watch Mark's clips, he's always right. But I hope he's wrong for this case, man. I'm taking LeBron. I'm taking the GOAT. Obviously, I mean, the best thing is that Golden State just went through a seven-game series. LeBron got some rest.
You add that with the fact that I feel like this is LeBron's last hurrah. They're both going for ring number five. Steph will have more years, but Bron is going all out for this one. In their series, I think Golden State lost three games this year to one just on this year. Plus LeBron is averaging 30 points a game against Steph.
I think it's going to come to that. If you watch game seven of the Kings versus Warriors, they needed Steph to score all 50 points. They needed him to go off. If they need that to happen against the Lakers, I don't think they win it all. You're really going to need bench players like-- I mean, you're going to need Wiggins. You're going to need Draymond. You're going to need Kevon Looney to be the next Dennis Rodman.
I don't know what Kevon Looney is on right now. I don't think that happens. I think Anthony Davis goes to work. I think LeBron is going to score his 30 points a game. And I think D-Russ-- that's right, ice cold in his veins D-Russ and Reaves go to work. I'm taking the Lakers, plus money on the Lakers right now! I'm taking it every time. Mark, I hope you're right on everything else besides this one.
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