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NBA Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Prediction 12/15/2023

The Los Angeles Lakers (15-10) travel to face off against the San Antonio Spurs (3-20) on Friday, December 15th. This game will be played at Frost Bank Center. The Lakers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Spurs are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Spurs. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Lakers vs Spurs

The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win

The Lakers’ most recent game versus the Spurs saw Anthony Davis lead the Lakers with 37 points while shooting 13/23 from the field. Taurean Prince also contributed 17 points as the Lakers won by a score of 122-119 vs. the Spurs.

As we get started today, the Lakers have an overall record of 15-10 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In terms of home vs. road, the Lakers are 10-2 at home and 5-8 on the road this season.

For this season, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 11-14, along with an ongoing two game losing streak against the spread. As the favorite this season, Los Angeles is 8-8 vs. the spread while going 3-6 as the underdog.

The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Spurs lost to the Lakers with a final score of 122-119. The Spurs picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 63-50.

Coming into their matchup with the Lakers, the Spurs are 3-20 on the season and are hoping to end an 18-game losing skid. In Western Conference play, the Spurs are 3-14 and have gone 0-6 in non-conference games.

San Antonio’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 9-14 for the season. When playing on the road, the Spurs hold an ATS record of 4-7 in contrast to a 5-7 record against the spread when playing at home.

Lakers Offense Breakdown

This season, the Los Angeles offense is ranked 17th in the NBA in scoring at 114 points per game. In terms of pace, the Lakers are one of the top units in the NBA, averaging 100.6 possessions per game. The team not only plays at an up-tempo pace but also combines this style with one of the NBA’s superior field goal percentages, standing at 48%.

Spurs Offense Breakdown

In 23 games games, San Antonio has an average of 109.8 points per game (25th). In terms of pace, the Spurs are one of the top units in the NBA, averaging 102.5 possessions per game. Despite this up-tempo style of basketball, the unit is still a below average group in made fields goals per contest, averaging just 41.2 made shots per game.

Lakers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Lakers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 48.0% of their games. Currently, they are 11th in the NBA at 112.8 points per game allowed.

Opponents are hitting 51.5% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.9% of their three-point attempts.

Spurs Team Defense

At this time, the Spurs’ defense is positioned 27th in the NBA, permitting 121.4 points per game.

When it comes to forced turnovers, the Spurs are forcing 16 per game, which is 28th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 7th in blocked shots at 6 per game.

Key Players For The Lakers And Spurs

In today’s game, our projections have Anthony Davis leading the Lakers with 21 points on 8/14 shooting from the field. This season, he is averaging 23.9 points per game along with 12.5 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place Devin Vassell as the leading scorer for the Spurs. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 13 while also collecting 2 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.4% and is averaging 17.6 points per contest.

Lakers vs Spurs Trends

  • Across the Lakers last three road games, the team averaged 119 points per game while allowing 126. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 0-3, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • Although San Antonio has a straight up record of 0-5 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 2-3. The team averaged 102 points per game in these games.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Spurs have gone 5-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-10.
  • Against the spread, the Lakers have put together 1-2 in their last three games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 2-1 straight up.


Lakers vs Spurs Prediction


For a point-spread bet in this Lakers vs. Spurs matchup, we’re leaning towards the Spurs at +7.5. Although our projections show the Lakers winning 112-106, we suggest placing your bet on the Spurs for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 234.5, and our model projects the Lakers and Spurs to reach a combined total of 218 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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