Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 12/7/2018
Friday, December 7, 2018
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, December 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 1 point favorites.
The Lakers have a record of 15-9. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 2.0 as they average 113.1 points per game while giving up 111.1 per contest. The Spurs have an overall mark of 11-14. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 109.4 points per contest and give up 113.7, which is a point differential of -4.3.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 10-13-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 9-15-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 11-13-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 16-9-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/06/18 SF Brandon Ingram Ankle injured last game, is doubtful Friday vs San Antonio
11/15/18 PG Rajon Rondo Hand is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/11/18 C Pau Gasol Foot is out indefinitely
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 28.4 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. Kyle Kuzma averages 16.8 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 18.3 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. DeMar DeRozan averages 24.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 113.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.6 per game. The Lakers allow 111.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 16th in the league with 109.4 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.3. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.1 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 23.6. The Spurs are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Spurs surrender 113.7 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.4 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 44.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs were 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game last season.
The Lakers are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Los Angeles is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 25th in the league.
San Antonio is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league. The Spurs are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +1
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