San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/22/2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, October 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 2 point favorites.
The Spurs have a regular season record of 1-1. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -4.5 as they average 110 points per game while giving up 114.5 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 0-2 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 117 points per game and surrender 126, good for a point differential of -9.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 1-1-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 0-2-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
10/21/18 SF Brandon Ingram Possible Suspension is questionable Monday vs San Antonio
10/21/18 PG Rajon Rondo Possible Suspension is questionable Monday vs San Antonio
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 39 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 13.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 64%. DeMar DeRozan averages 28 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
LeBron James averages 25 points per game while playing 38 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Kyle Kuzma averages 13.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 110 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 44% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 46 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 9 per game. The Spurs allow 114.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 8th in the league with 117 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -9. They shoot 24% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 45 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 25.5. The Lakers are 23rd in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Lakers surrender 126 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 21.5 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 54 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16 per game.
The Spurs are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 120.8, and their offensive rating of 116.1 is ranked 27th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 94.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 22nd. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. San Antonio is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 7.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 26th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 12th in the league. The Lakers are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 114.9 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 109.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +2
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