Spurs vs Lakers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/4/2020
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -10.5
DeMar DeRozan and the San Antonio Spurs (22-26, 4th in the Southwest Division) head to Staples Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Lakers (37-11, 1st in the Pacific Division). San Antonio opens this matchup as 10.5 point dogs. The O/U has been set at 227.5.
The Spurs are covering the spread 44.7% of the time, having gone 21-26-1 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 53.2% of the time, going 25-22-1 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
10/19/19 C DeMarcus Cousins Knee is out for season
Bryn Forbes averages 11.0 points per contest in 25.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 2.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%. DeMar DeRozan comes into this game averaging 23.1 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Anthony Davis averages 26.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 87%. LeBron James scores 25.0 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.7 rebounds per contest and has 10.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 113.9 points per contest which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 25.5 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA. San Antonio averages 113.6 points per contest, which is 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 45.8 boards per contest and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers give up 106.9 points per game, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 22.9 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 42.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Lakers are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest. Los Angeles is 7th in the NBA with 114.0 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.1. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.8 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 26.0. The Lakers are 11th in turnovers per contest with 15.0.
The Spurs are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 23rd. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. San Antonio is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league. The Lakers are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113, and their defensive rating of 106 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles -10.5 and over 227.5 total points
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