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Spurs vs Lakers NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers
  • Where: Los Angeles at Crypto.com Arena
  • Date: Wednesday, January 25th
  • Betting Odds LAL -6, SA +208 | LAL -253 O/U 243.0

So far, the Spurs have put together an overall record of 14-33, while going 23-24-0 vs the spread. The Spurs head into today’s action in the midst of a 2 game losing streak. This has come while posting an average scoring margin of -12.5.

San Antonio is trying to bounce back from a 147-127 loss to the Trail Blazers. Going into this game, the team was 8 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. San Antonio struggled in the 2nd half of this matchup, as the teams were all tied at 74 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Keldon Johnson, as he contributed 20 points while hitting 53.3% of his shots.

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The Lakers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 22-26. So far, the team has gone 22-23-3 against the spread. In their previous 3 games, the Lakers are averaging 119 points per game while allowing 122. This has led to a record of 2-1.

Not only did the Lakers drop their last game to the Clippers. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 133-115 as 4 point underdogs. In the loss, Los Angeles got off to a slow start, trailing by 23 points going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was LeBron James, as he contributed 46 points while hitting 55.2% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Spurs averaged 120.5 points per game vs Los Angeles, which was an increase over their season-long average. While the Spurs saw a boost in scoring, the Lakers averaged 114.75 points per contest in head-to-head meeting vs San Antonio. This figure was similar to season-long average. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 3-2 in favor of the Lakers. In these matchups, Los Angeles has averaged 118 points per game, while allowing 115. In these contests, they averaged a combined 233 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 47 games, San Antonio is averaging 113.1 points per game (19th). So far, San Antonio is averaging 100.8 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Although the team is playing at an up-tempo speed, they would benefit from scoring with more efficiency, as they are just 14th in the league in overall field goal percentage, at 53.4%.

Against the Lakers, the Spurs will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 23rd in points allowed.

This season, the Spurs offense has primarily worked through Keldon Johnson and Tre Jones who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 41 games, Johnson is 39th in the NBA at 21.5 points per game. So far, him and Jones have accounted for 32% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 35.1 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Tre Jones is grabbing 3.7 rebounds for San Antonio to go along with 6.4 assists.

Coming into today’s action, Los Angeles is averaging 117.1 points per contest. This figure places them 5th in the league. So far, Los Angeles is averaging 102.3 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. If the Lakers offense is going to continue to produce at their current level, they would benefit from an improvement in their outside shooting. Currently, they are the 26th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.

Defensively, Los Angeles has had its problems giving up an average of 115.15 points per game (28th).

On offense, LeBron James leads the Lakers in scoring at 30.2 points per game, placing him 6th in the NBA. Overall, James has hit 50.9% of his shots while accounting for 25.6% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 23rd in points allowed to small-forwards. At 15.9 points per game, Russell Westbrook is the 2nd leading scorer for the Lakers. For the season, he is 107th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 42.0%.

Spurs vs Lakers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Spurs +6
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 243.0

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