Lakers vs. Spurs Friday Prediction

Lakers vs. Spurs, 1/1/21 NBA Fantasy News & Betting Predictions

Western Conference rivals meet in San Antonio on Friday night as the 2-2 Spurs host the 3-2 Lakers at 8:00 p.m. ET. Is 7 too big a number to lay with LeBron and Co. in this matchup or will the Lakers roll past a Spurs team that is 3-1 against the spread to start the season?

Game Snapshot

535 Los Angeles Lakers (-7) at 536 San Antonio Spurs (+7); o/u 230.5

8:00 p.m. ET, Friday, January 1, 2021

Venue: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX


Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin

LeBron James (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Spurs. He's been listed as questionable for the past few games with the ankle issue, but he continues to play through it and log significant minutes, so we'd say he's closer to probable. Check back closer to tomorrow's tip for official confirmation on his status.

San Antonio Spurs DFS Spin

Derrick White (toe) is available to play against the Lakers on Friday for the first time since the Orlando Bubble. White, recovered from surgery on his left toe, is set to make his season debut and play for the first time since August. It's time to take him off the IR. With White back in the rotation, Lonnie Walker's minutes are expected to take a dip.

Lakers vs. Spurs Betting Prediction

The Lakers have covered against the Spurs in four consecutive meetings and are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven trips to San Antonio. They’re also 4-1 against the number in their last five games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous contest and are 11-5-1 at the betting window in their last 17 games playing on one day of rest.

Meanwhile, the Spurs have dropped 10 of their last 14 games at the betting window following an ATS loss, are 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 games when playing on one day of rest and are 3-11 against the number in their last 14 games coming off a loss.



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