Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 10/26/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Spectrum SportsNet
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+1.5)
The Los Angeles Lakers (1-2) are traveling to AT&T Center on Tuesday where they will try to beat the San Antonio Spurs (1-2). Los Angeles opens as 1.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 222.
The Lakers faced off with the Grizzlies and earned the victory with a final of 121-118 in their last game. Los Angeles wrapped up the game with a 53.6% field goal percentage (45 of 84) and knocked down 16 out of their 30 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Lakers buried 15 of 22 attempts for a percentage of 68.2%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 36 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 29 dimes for this game while forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In reference to defense, Los Angeles allowed 45.0% from the field on 45 out of 100 shooting. Memphis recorded 49 dimes and had 25 steals in the game. Additionally, Memphis snagged 31 rebounds (18 offensive, 13 defensive) and added 12 blocked shots. Memphis ended up shooting 83.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 15 of their 18 tries. They also knocked down 13 out of their 35 attempts from distance.
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Carmelo Anthony is one guy who came through in the matchup. He ended up finishing with 28 points on 10 out of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 28 minutes and also grabbed 3 rebounds. Anthony finished the game at 66.7% from the floor and totaled 1 assist.
Los Angeles steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 1-2 this season. They are turning it over 17.0 times per contest and as a team they commit 21.7 fouls every game. As a unit, Los Angeles is pulling down 42.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 75 assists this season, which is 9th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Lakers are shooting 43.4% from downtown (46 of 106) and 65.7% from the free throw line. They have an average of 113.3 pts per game (12th in basketball) while going 46.8% from the floor. Defensively, the Lakers are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers per game while drawing 20.0 personal fouls. They rank 29th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 86 surrendered on the year. The Lakers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 45.9% (46 of 60) and they surrender 48.7 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They concede 34.9% on shots from distance and they rank 29th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (118.0).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Spurs took a defeat with a final score of 121-111 against the Bucks. The Spurs pulled down 28 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 38 in this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while earning 10 steals for this game. The Bucks committed 20 fouls for the game which took the Spurs to the charity stripe for a total of 6 tries. They were able to knock down 5 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 83.3%. When discussing shots from beyond the arc, San Antonio made 10 of their 39 attempts (25.6%). When this game wrapped up, the Spurs finished the game shooting 48 for 99 from the floor which had them shooting 48.5%. The Spurs permitted the Bucks to knock down 44 of 83 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 53.0% in the matchup. They shot 42.9% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 15 of 35 and finished the game at 18 out of 22 from the free throw line (81.8%). In reference to rebounds, San Antonio permitted Milwaukee to snag 37 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Doug McDermott was important for the Spurs for this game. He knocked down 9 of 13 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 69.2%, and had 4 rebounds. McDermott racked up 25 points in his 32 mins on the court and added 2 assists for the game.
San Antonio has a win-loss record of 1-2 this season. The Spurs are committing 19.0 fouls every game while shooting 71.1% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 28.3 times per contest (3rd in the league) and they turn the ball over 13.7 times per game. San Antonio has 330 points on the campaign (110.0 per contest) and they pull down 40.0 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Spurs are shooting 48.8% from the floor, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Spurs on the defensive end are ranked 11th in the league in points per game surrendered with 106.7. The San Antonio defense concedes 35.1% on shots from beyond the arc (33 of 94) and their opponents are making 77.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 21.3 assists and 43.0 rebounds every game, which is ranked 9th and 5th in the league. They are forcing 19.7 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 48.2% from the floor (26th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Antonio (-1.5) and over 222 points
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