lakers vs spurs nba prediction

NBA: LA Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction 12/13/2023

The Los Angeles Lakers (14-10) travel to face off against the San Antonio Spurs (3-19) on Wednesday, December 13th. This game will be played at Frost Bank Center in San Antonio and televised on NBA. Both the Lakers and Spurs will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

Lakers vs Spurs

The Lakers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Lakers fell to the Mavericks by a score of 127-125. Despite being behind at halftime 71-61, the Lakers picked up the win.

In their last five games, the Lakers are 3-2 and have an overall record of 14-10. As of now, they are 6th in the Western Conference and are in 2nd place in the Pacific division.

Los Angeles comes in with an overall ATS record of 11-13 so far this season. During this season, Los Angeles has a 8-7 record against the spread as favorites and 3-6 as underdogs.

The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the Spurs’ most recent game against the Rockets, Victor Wembanyama led the Spurs with 15 points while going 7/15 from the field. Devin Vassell contributed 14 points, but San Antonio lost the game 93-82.

Heading into their matchup with the Lakers, the Spurs are 3-19 overall and are looking to end their 17 game losing skid. Against Western Conference opponents, the Spurs are 3-13 compared to 0-6 against non-conference teams.

San Antonio currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 8-14 at this point. On the road, the Spurs have an ATS record of 4-7 compared to a 4-7 record vs. the spread at home.

Lakers Offense Breakdown

The Lakers come into today’s game as the 17th ranked scoring offense at 113.6 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Lakers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.4 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 9th, with an average of 19.5 made free-throws per game.

Spurs Offense Breakdown

Through 22 games the Spurs are averaging 109.4 points per contest, placing them 25th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Spurs will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.5 made 3’s per game. If the San Antonio offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 16 turnovers per game.

Lakers Team Defense

So far, the Lakers’ defense is ranked 11th in the league at 112.6 points per contest.

In their previous game, the Lakers’ defense struggled against the Mavericks, giving up 127 points on a field goal percentage of 53%.

Spurs Team Defense

Looking at the Spurs defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 121.4 points per game (27th).

San Antonio’s defense is currently forcing 16 turnovers per game, which is 28th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 7th in blocked shots, with an average of 6 rejections per game.

Key Players For The Lakers And Spurs

For today’s matchup, we project Anthony Davis to lead the scoring for the Lakers, putting up 21 points and shooting at a rate of 8/14. During this season, he is delivering an average of 23.3 points per game, along with 12.6 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Devin Vassell to be the top scorer for the Spurs. Our projection has him finishing the game with 13, and he is expected to secure 3 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 47.2% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 17.8 points per game.

Lakers vs Spurs Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Los Angeles has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 122 points per game.
  • Across the Spurs last three home games, the team averaged 94 points per game while allowing 105. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 0-3 straight-up.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, San Antonio has an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 0-5 straight up.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Lakers have gone 7-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 9-1.

Lakers vs Spurs Prediction

The Lakers is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 112-105. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Lakers at -3.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 227.5, and our model projects the Lakers and Spurs to reach a combined total of 217 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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