Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs 4/5/17 Free NBA Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 4/4/2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 11 point favorites.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 22-55. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.5 as they are averaging 104.7 points per game while giving up 112.2 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 59-17. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 106.1 points per game and surrendering 98.3, good for a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 33-42-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 44-32-1 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 41-35-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 40-34-2 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
04/02/17 C Tarik Black Knee "?" Wednesday vs. San Antonio
04/01/17 F Nick Young Ankle out for season
03/31/17 C Ivica Zubac Ankle out for season
03/15/17 F Luol Deng None out for season
03/14/17 C Timofey Mozgov None out for season
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
04/04/17 F LaMarcus Aldridge Thumb is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Memphis
04/03/17 G Danny Green Quad is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Memphis
04/03/17 F David Lee Knee injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Memphis
03/19/17 PG Dejounte Murray Groin out indefinitely
Julius Randle comes into this game averaging 13.1 points per contest while playing 29 minutes per night so far this year for the Lakers. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.6 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Pau Gasol averages 12.5 points per game while playing 25.6 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Kawhi Leonard averages 25.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 104.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.44 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 43.6 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.1 per game. The Lakers allow 112.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 25.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 106.1 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.82 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 22nd with 13.4 per game. The Spurs allow 98.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 106.1 and a defensive rating of 113.7. In terms of pace they average 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Spurs rating on offense is 111.8 and they have a defensive rating of 103.6. They get 94.4 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 28% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +11
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