San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers 11/14/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Sunday, November 14, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet
The Los Angeles Lakers (7-6) will compete against the San Antonio Spurs (4-8) at STAPLES Center on Sunday.
The Spurs played the Mavericks and took a loss by a score of 123-109 in their last game. San Antonio wrapped up the game with a 48.8% FG percentage (41 of 84) and made 13 of their 30 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Spurs knocked down 14 of 20 shots for a rate of 70.0%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 41 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 30 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and earning 3 steals. In terms of defense, San Antonio let their opponent shoot 46.0% from the field on 46 out of 100 shooting. Dallas distributed 48 dimes and had 30 steals in the game. In addition, Dallas grabbed 38 rebounds (10 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Dallas finished the game at 68.4% at the free throw line by burying 13 of their 19 attempts. They made 18 out of their 45 tries from three-point range. When it comes to fouls, the Spurs ended up finishing with 17 while the Mavericks racked up 5 fouls.
Devin Vassell is someone who was a factor in this matchup. Vassell finished shooting 54.5% from the field and totaled 1 assist. He saw the court for 30 minutes played and collected 2 rebounds. He walked away with 20 points on 6 out of 11 shooting.
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San Antonio will play this contest with a mark of 4-8 on the campaign. They average 109.9 points per contest (8th in basketball) while going 47.0% from the field. The Spurs are shooting 35.7% from downtown (125 of 350) and 69.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, San Antonio is collecting 44.2 boards per contest and is sitting with 342 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 3rd in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 13.1 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.0 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Spurs have forced 16.3 turnovers per game while drawing 18.9 fouls. They surrender 33.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 23rd in the league in points per game allowed (109.2). The Spurs defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 46.1% (505 of 1,096) and they relinquish 47.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 13th in the league in giving up assists with 274 relinquished on the season.
The last time they took the court, the Lakers took a loss by a final score of 107-83 against the Timberwolves. Concerning attacking the glass, Los Angeles permitted Minnesota to grab 40 in all (14 on the offensive side). They finished 32.4% from downtown by shooting 12 out of 37 and ended up shooting 9 out of 12 at the free throw line (75.0%). The Lakers permitted the Timberwolves to make 43 of their 94 tries from the field which had them at 45.7% for the contest. In all, the Lakers ended up shooting 29 for 82 from the field which gave them a rate of 35.4%. Concerning shots from distance, Los Angeles converted 9 of 41 tries (22.0%). They were able to convert 16 of the free throws for a rate of 80.0%. The Timberwolves were called for 17 fouls in this contest which got the Lakers to the charity stripe for 20 tries. They turned it over 19 times, while earning 12 steals in this game. The Lakers recorded 33 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 44 for the game.
Anthony Davis ended up having an impact for the Lakers in this matchup. Davis earned 22 points in his 31 minutes on the court and tallied 2 dimes in this contest. He converted 7 of 13 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 53.8%, and accumulated 8 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 7-6 for the campaign. As an offense, the Lakers are shooting 45.9% from the floor, which ranks them 11th in basketball. Los Angeles has tallied 1,430 pts for the season (110.0 per game) and they collect 46.5 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 23.9 times per contest (9th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 17.3 times per game. The Lakers are committing 20.7 personal fouls per game while shooting 73.2% from the free throw line.
The Los Angeles defense concedes 33.3% on shots from beyond the arc (165 of 495) and their opponents are knocking down 71.4% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 25.5 assists and 48.8 rebounds per contest, ranking them 24th and 26th in the NBA. The Lakers on defense are ranked 27th in the league in points per game surrendered with 112.3. They are forcing their opponents into 17.1 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.7% from the floor (15th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Antonio
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