Lakers vs. Spurs Prediction
After a loss in Los Angeles a few days ago, will the San Antonio Spurs regroup tonight when they host the Lakers at 8:30PM ET?
515 Los Angeles Lakers at 516 San Antonio Spurs
Friday, December 7, 2018
8:30PM ET – AT&T Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, this game is considered even, as neither the Spurs or Lakers are giving points to the other. The over/under total for this game is listed at 224 points. The public betting currently has 65 percent going on the Lakers on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Lakers on a roll
With a 121-113 win at home over the Spurs on Wednesday, the Lakers have won four straight games coming into tonight. They are 3-0-1 against the spread in those four games as well. Los Angeles is now 15-9 on the season, 5-5 on the road, 10-13-1 against the spread and 15-8-1 with the under.
The Lake Show is averaging 113.1 points per game on offense this season while shooting 47.7 percent from the floor. Defensively, the Lakers are giving up 111.1 points per game while opponents shoot 44.6 percent from the field. Brandon Ingram will be out for tonight’s game with an ankle injury. He is averaging 15.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per game this year. LeBron James is leading the way with 28.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 6.6 assists per contest while Kyle Kuzma is adding 16.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
The Spurs have lost four of their last five following Wednesday’s loss at the Lakers. They are also just 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games. The Spurs are now 11-14 overall, 7-4 at home, 11-13-1 against the spread and 16-8-1 with the over.
San Antonio hasn’t had a defense this season, as they are giving up 113.7 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 48.6 percent from the field and 37.2 percent from the arc. Offensively, the Spurs are putting up 109.4 points per game while shooting 45.7 percent from the field. DeMar DeRozan is leading the team with 24.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game while LaMarcus Aldridge is adding 18.3 points and 10.1 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Lakers are 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven conference games, but just 1-4-1 ATS in their last six against Southwest opponents.
The Spurs are 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven conference games, but 16-7 ATS in their last 23 home games.
These two have met three times this year, with the Spurs getting two of three. However, the Spurs just don’t look good right now. They have allowed at least 118 points in five straight games and over 120 in four of them. That includes two games at home. LeBron has the Lakers playing with a lot of confidence and the team is improving with each game. I think they look to make a statement tonight with a big road win to prove they are a contender this year.
NBA Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers PK