Thursday, January 12, 2017
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, January 12, 2017. The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 15-27. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.8 as they are averaging 104.9 points per game while giving up 109.7 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 30-8. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 106.0 points per game and surrendering 97.8, good for a point differential of 8.2.
Julius Randle comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Jordan Clarkson averages 13.7 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.8 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kawhi Leonard averages 24.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Los Angeles averages 104.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 15.2 per game. The Lakers allow 109.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 25 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
San Antonio averages 106 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 10th with 13.2 per game. The Spurs allow 97.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 47.5 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 107 and a defensive rating of 111.9. In terms of pace they average 98 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 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Spurs rating on offense is 112.9 and they have a defensive rating of 104.1. They get 93.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 19-22-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 24-17-1 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 23-15-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 22-16-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/20/16 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee expected to miss 4 weeks
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/11/17 F LaMarcus Aldridge Illness missed last game, "?" Thursday vs. LA Lakers
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio
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