Friday, November 18, 2016
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, November 18, 2016. The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 9-3. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.1 as they are averaging 101.9 points per game while giving up 96.8 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 7-5. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 110.0 points per game and surrendering 108.4, good for a point differential of 1.6.
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Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 25 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 95%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.8 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
D'Angelo Russell averages 16.8 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Julius Randle averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
San Antonio averages 101.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 11.9 per game. The Spurs allow 96.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.3 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Los Angeles averages 110 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 25th with 16.8 per game. The Lakers allow 108.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Lakers force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 109.1 and a defensive rating of 103.7. In terms of pace they average 93.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Lakers rating on offense is 109.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108. They get 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 14.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 7-5-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 8-3-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 8-4-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/16/16 C Dewayne Dedmon Knee expected to miss Friday vs LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +6
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