Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 2 point favorites.
The Lakers have a regular season record of 2-3. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 1.2 as they average 125.6 points per game while giving up 124.4 per contest. The Spurs have an overall mark of 2-2. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They total 114.8 points per contest and give up 121.8, which is a point differential of -7.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 2-3-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 5-0-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 2-2-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 4-0-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
10/26/18 PG Rajon Rondo Suspension Served is probable Saturday vs San Antonio
10/21/18 SF Brandon Ingram Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/29 vs Minnesota)
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out indefinitely
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 25.8 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Kyle Kuzma averages 20.4 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 21.3 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.5 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. DeMar DeRozan averages 26.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 7.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 125.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 29 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 12.2 per game. The Lakers allow 124.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.6 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 24.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 12th in the league with 114.8 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -7.0. They shoot 44% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 46.3 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 24.8. The Spurs are 30th in turnovers per game with 10. The Spurs surrender 121.8 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 50% shooting percentage and a 43% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 27.8 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 46 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12 per game.
The Lakers are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 114.5, and their offensive rating of 115.6 is ranked 23rd. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 106.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 6th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Los Angeles is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 6th in the NBA.
San Antonio is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 8.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 57%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Spurs are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 122.7, and their offensive rating of 115.6 is ranked 30th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 21st. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio -2
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