Friday, January 22, 2016
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, January 22, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 15 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 199.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 36-6 and a road record of 12-6. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 14.2 as they are averaging 103.9 points per game while giving up 89.6 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 9-35 and a home record of 5-14. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 96.3 points per game and surrendering 106.1, good for a point differential of -9.9.
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kawhi Leonard averages 20.1 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Kobe Bryant averages 16.3 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
San Antonio averages 103.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 14.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.7 per game. The Spurs allow 89.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 96.3 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 10th with 14.1 per game. The Lakers allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.4 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Lakers force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 28-13-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 18-24-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 18-25-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 19-25-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/20/16 PG Tony Parker Hip is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. Phoenix
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/21/16 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee "?" Friday vs. San Antonio
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio
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