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San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction & Betting Tips 12/15/2023

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San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/15/2023:
  • Take the Lakers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Spurs (+7.5)
  • Our NBA model projects 218 points, and we suggest taking the under

San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers Preview

The Lakers and Spurs are set to face off at 7:30 ET on ESPN. The Spurs will host the game at Frost Bank Center in San Antonio, TX.

The Lakers come into this Western conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 234.5 points. Check out BetCoco for San Antonio Spurs – Los Angeles Lakers odds

San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The last three times that the Lakers have faced off vs. the Spurs as the favorite, they have gone 3-0. Not only have the Lakers gone 2-1 against the spread in their last three games vs. the Spurs, they are also 2-1 ATS the last three times they have faced the Spurs on the road.

  • Through their last five road games, Los Angeles has an ATS record of just 1-4. However, their overall record was 2-3 while averaging 116 points per game.
  • 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.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Spurs have a straight up record of 0-5 and an ATS mark of 2-3.
  • The last ten games that Los Angeles was favored, they have an ATS mark of 7-3 while going 9-1 straight up.

San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction

Coming into today’s game against the Spurs, the Lakers are looking to stay above .500 for the season. So far, they are 15-10 and are 6th in the Western Conference. In the Pacific division, they are 2nd.

So far, Los Angeles is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 11-14. Los Angeles has covered the spread in three consecutive home games, while maintaining an ATS record of 6-6 at home as opposed to 5-8 on the road.

The over/under record for the Lakers stands at 11-14-0 so far this season. Their games have an ongoing average of 226.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 228.8.

Coming off their recent game, the Lakers offense tallied 122 points in a matchup against the Spurs. Their field goal percentage for the game was 53.8%, and they made 14 threes. LeBron James is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 25.3 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Anthony Davis brings a PPG average of 23.9 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Lakers’ defense is giving up an average of 112.8 points per contest.

Los Angeles’ defense is currently forcing 14.2 turnovers per game, which is 23rd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 11th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.6 rejections per game.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Lakers, the Spurs have a 3-20 record. In the Western Conference, they are in 15th place and are 5th in the Southwest division.

San Antonio comes in with an overall ATS record of 9-14 so far this season. The Spurs maintain an ATS record of 4-7 on the road, while they have a 5-7 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

In terms of their over/under record, the Spurs are 15-8-0 so far this season. The average over/under line in their games stands at 230.1, and their differential vs. the over/under line this season is 1.2.

The Spurs recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 119 points against the Lakers. This output exceeded their season average of 109.8 points per game. Leading the team in scoring is Victor Wembanyama, who is averaging 19.3 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Keldon Johnson also maintains a PPG average of 17.2 heading into game.

The Spurs’ defense is presently ranked 27th in the league, allowing an average of 121.4 points per contest.

In their previous game, the Spurs’ defense struggled against the Lakers, giving up 122 points on a field goal percentage of 53%.

With a 7.5-point advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Lakers to secure a 112-106 victory.

San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Tips

  • Take the Lakers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Spurs (+7.5)
  • Our NBA model projects 218 points, and we suggest taking the under

San Antonio Spurs Injury Report

  • Charles Bassey – Left Knee – Out

Los Angeles Lakers Injury Report

  • Anthony Davis – Adductor – Questionable
  • LeBron James – Calf – Questionable
  • Taurean Prince – Knee – Questionable
  • Jarred Vanderbilt – Back – Probable
  • Gabe Vincent – Knee – Out
  • Jalen Hood-Schifino – Back – Out

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