San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/5/2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 7.5 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 11-12. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -2.9 as they average 109.4 points per contest while giving up 112.3 per game. The Lakers have an overall mark of 14-9. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They total 112.7 points per contest and give up 111.0, which is a point differential of 1.7.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 11-12-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 14-9-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 10-13-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 8-15-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
12/03/18 G Marco Belinelli Neck is questionable Tuesday vs Utah
11/11/18 C Pau Gasol Foot is out indefinitely
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/15/18 PG Rajon Rondo Hand is out indefinitely
DeMar DeRozan averages 24.3 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest. He averages 6.0 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Kyle Kuzma averages 16.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 74%. LeBron James averages 27.8 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 112.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 25.0 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league. San Antonio averages 109.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 18th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 111.0 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 46.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game. Los Angeles is 10th in the league with 112.7 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 46.5 boards per game and 13th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Lakers are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.7.
The Spurs are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 113.7, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 27th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. San Antonio is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA. The Lakers are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 107.3, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 9th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio +7.5
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