Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction 2/23/2024

The San Antonio Spurs (11-45) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Lakers (30-27) on Friday, February 23rd. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and televised on SN-LA. Both the Spurs and Lakers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:30 ET.

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The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Spurs lost to the Kings with a final score of 127-122. The Spurs managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 65-57.

Heading into today’s game against the Lakers, the Spurs are 11-45 overall and have gone 1-9 in their last ten games. In the Western Conference, they are in 15th place and sit in 5th place in the Southwest division.

San Antonio has an overall ATS record of 26-30 as they come into today’s game. This season, San Antonio has a 4-1 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 22-29 as underdogs.

The Lakers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Lakers conveyed a message to the Warriors with a score of 128-110. The Lakers picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 67-56.

As the Lakers get ready to face the Spurs, they are focused on improving their 30-27 record. On the road, the Lakers are 11-18 compared to 19-9 at home this season.

Los Angeles’ ATS record sits below .500 (26-31). During this season, Los Angeles has a 13-17 record against the spread as favorites and 13-14 as underdogs.

Spurs Offense Breakdown

This season, the San Antonio offense is ranked 24th in the NBA in scoring at 112 points per game.

San Antonio has struggled to score this season, ranking just 24th in the league at 112 points per game. They have been even worse on the road, averaging just 109.8 points per game away from home.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Spurs have been one of the worst teams in the league. They are 30th in three-point shooting percentage at 34% and have made an average of 12.3 threes per game (17th).

In terms of pace, San Antonio likes to get out and run, ranking 5th in the league at 101.3 possessions per game. However, they have struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking 29th in free throw attempts.

Lakers Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Los Angeles offense is ranked 13th in the NBA in scoring at 116.9 points per game.

At home, the Lakers are averaging 117.4 points per game, which is 14th in the NBA. Overall, they are 13th in scoring at 116.9 points per game. In terms of pace, the Lakers are 6th in the league at 101.1 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Lakers are 4th in field goal percentage at 49%. However, they are 30th in three-point attempts and 27th in three-point makes. Their three-point shooting percentage is 36% (16th).

So far this season, the Lakers have outscored the NBA average in 45.6% of their games. In terms of free throws, they are 6th in attempts and 7th in makes at 24.7 and 19.1 respectively. In terms of assists, the Lakers are 7th in the league at 28.5 per game.

Spurs Team Defense

Currently, the Spurs’ defense holds the 25th rank in the NBA, allowing 120.6 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Spurs squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 56.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 38.4% from downtown.

Lakers Team Defense

On defense, the Lakers come into the game ranked 19th in the league in points allowed at 117.3 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 120.3 points per contest (27th). On two point field goal attempts, the Lakers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.0% and allowing 37.5% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Spurs And Lakers

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Devin Vassell is set to be the main scorer for the Spurs, recording 19 points and shooting 7/15 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 19.1 points per game, in addition to 3.6 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Anthony Davis to be the top scorer for the Lakers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 24, and he is expected to secure 13 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 55.3%, and he is contributing 24.9 points per game on average.

Spurs vs Lakers Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Spurs offense has averaged 112 points per game while allowing an average of 120. San Antonio posted an overall record of 2-8 while going 5-5 ATS.
  • In their last three home games, the Lakers have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 124 points per game in these contests.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Spurs have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-1.
  • Across their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Lakers have an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 against the spread.

Spurs vs Lakers Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +9, we have the Spurs as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 237.5 and given that our model is projecting 220 points between the teams, we like the under.

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