Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs Betting Prediction

Victor TrejosBasketball, NBA

The Los Angeles Lakers (15-9), 1-point underdogs, will travel to the AT&T Center to square off with the San Antonio Spurs (11-14). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 226 points and it begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday, December 7, 2018.

Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs ATS Odds

The Spurs lead the season series two games to one. The two teams combined to put up 234 points in their most recent game, which was over the projected point total of 225.5. San Antonio lost 121-113, covering as 8-point underdogs. Los Angeles had a better free throw rate (0.261 vs. 0.208). San Antonio, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (23.4 vs. 13.6). James was the game’s top overall scorer with 42 points.

Lakers games tend to finish under the projected point total (62.5 percent). Los Angeles is 15-9 straight up (SU), but they are just 10-13-1 against the spread (ATS).

Unlike Los Angeles, games involving the Spurs have a tendency to finish over the total (64.0 percent). Additionally, San Antonio owns records of 11-14 SU and 11-13-1 ATS.

Kyle Kuzma has been playing at a high level recently for Los Angeles, averaging 18 points,7.2 rebounds,3.8 assists over the last five games.

Los Angeles might struggle to create turnovers. San Antonio ranks second in the league at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 12.1 percent), while Los Angeles forces the 18th-most turnovers (13.8 percent). This game should be a matchup of conflicting tempos. The fast-breaking Lakers rank second in possessions per game, while the more half-court oriented Spurs rank 25th.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs Odds Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Lakers, ATS Winner – Lakers, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Lakers rank 15 in assists per game (23.791666666666668) while the Spurs rank 24 in assists allowed per game (25.36).
  • Los Angeles ranks second in fast break points per game (20.6) while San Antonio ranks last (9.0).
  • The Lakers rank 11th in steals per game (8.3) while the Spurs rank last (6.0).
  • Los Angeles ranks 11th in points off turnovers per game (17.8) while San Antonio ranks 29th (14.2).
  • Los Angeles ranks 18 in three pointers attempted per game (29.75) while San Antonio ranks 29 (24.4).
  • The Lakers rank second in points in the paint per game (56.3) while the Spurs rank 25th (43.0).
  • The Spurs rank 14 in rebounds allowed per game (44.64) while the Lakers rank 26 (46.791666666666664).
  • San Antonio ranks 15 in second chance points per game (13.24) while Los Angeles ranks 16 in second chance points allowed per game (13.75).
  • Los Angeles ranks third in blocks per game (6.3) while San Antonio ranks 24th (4.1).
  • Los Angeles is 5-0 when they allow under 100 points, while San Antonio is 4-1.
  • The Lakers are 14-8 when they reach the century mark, while the Spurs are 10-9.
  • San Antonio is 6-5 ATS at home, while Los Angeles is 4-6 ATS on the road.
  • Of the Lakers’ 10 road games, they have 6 unders and 4 overs.
  • In 11 home games, the Spurs have 7 overs and 4 unders.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Lakers are 3-1-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Spurs are 1-3-1.
  • In their last five games, Los Angeles has 4 unders and 1 over, while San Antonio has 5 overs.
  • The Lakers\u2019 average margin of victory in their last five games has been 3.8, up from 2.0 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Spurs have scored an average of 108.6 points per game (0.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 128.4 points per game (14.7 above their season average).