Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 3/7/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Monday, March 7, 2022
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Spectrum SportsNet
AT&T Center is the site where the San Antonio Spurs (24-40) will take on the Los Angeles Lakers (28-35) on Monday.
The Lakers faced the Warriors and went home with a win by a final score of 124-116 in their last game. When talking about fouls, the Lakers finished with 18 and the Warriors accumulated 16 fouls. They converted 15 of 34 shots from three-point range. Golden State finished the game at 47.4% from the charity stripe by making 9 of 19 tries. In addition, Golden State snagged 31 rebounds (10 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Golden State recorded 41 dimes and had 22 steals in this matchup. In relation to the defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 50.0% from the field on 46 of 92 shooting. They also distributed 25 assists in this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and earning 10 steals. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected 47 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Lakers knocked down 18 of 21 attempts for a rate of 85.7%. Los Angeles finished the contest having earned a 49.4% FG percentage (44 out of 89) and buried 18 of their 41 3-point attempts.
LeBron James is one guy who came through for this contest. James finished 61.3% from the field and recorded 3 assists. He saw the court for 39 mins and also collected 10 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 56 points on 19 out of 31 shooting.
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Los Angeles comes into this one with a record of 28-35 so far this season. They are turning it over 14.8 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 19.9 fouls per contest. As a unit, Los Angeles is collecting 44.5 boards per contest and is sitting with 1,511 assists on the season, which is 20th in the league in terms of passing. The Lakers are connecting on 34.8% on three-point attempts (755 of 2,170) and 72.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 110.6 pts per game (12th in the league) while hitting 46.5% from the field.
On defense, the Lakers have forced 14.5 turnovers per game and they draw 20.1 personal fouls. They concede 34.9% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 25th in the NBA in PPG allowed (112.7). The Lakers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.0% (2,619 of 5,690) and they surrender 47.0 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 23rd in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,624 conceded so far this season.
The last time they took the court, the Spurs took a defeat with a final score of 123-117 against the Hornets. The Spurs recorded 38 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 51 for this contest. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while earning 7 steals for this game. The Hornets earned 9 fouls for the game which got the Spurs to the free throw line for a total of 20 shots. They were able to convert 16 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. Regarding shooting from distance, San Antonio knocked down 11 of their 37 attempts (29.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Spurs went 45 out of 98 from the floor which had them at 45.9%. The Spurs allowed the Hornets to bury 42 of 91 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 46.2% in the game. They went 38.1% from three-point range by going 16 of 42 and finished the game at 23 out of 29 from the free throw line (79.3%). Concerning cleaning the glass, San Antonio permitted Charlotte to collect 39 overall (11 offensive).
Keldon Johnson was important for the Spurs in this matchup. Johnson totaled 33 points in his 37 mins on the court and had 2 assists for the game. He buried 14 out of 24 for the matchup giving him a rate of 58.3%, and had 8 rebounds.
San Antonio has a win-loss record of 24-40 for the year. The Spurs commit 18.2 personal fouls every game while shooting 74.3% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 28.2 times per contest (1st in the league) and they are giving up possession 12.6 times per game. San Antonio has scored 7,216 pts for the campaign (112.8 per game) and they pull in 45.3 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Spurs are connecting on 46.8% from the floor, which is 5th in the league.
The Spurs defensively are ranked 26th in basketball in PPG allowed with 113.0. They have forced 13.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.8% from the field (24th in the league). The San Antonio defense allows 35.7% on three-point shots (752 of 2,109) and opponents are making 76.2% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 24.2 assists and 46.8 rebounds every game, which ranks 14th and 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Antonio
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