San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 11/20/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
The Los Angeles Lakers are hosting the San Antonio Spurs at Crypto.com Arena on Sunday.
The Spurs took the court against the Kings and went home with a loss by a final score of 130-112 in their last game. San Antonio ended having earned a 54.8% FG percentage (46 out of 84) and made 11 of 26 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Spurs knocked down 9 of 12 shots for a rate of 75.0%. Regarding rebounding, they compiled 32 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 29 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and having 8 steals. With respect to defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to go 57.8% from the field on 48 of 83 shooting. Sacramento earned 28 assists and had 7 steals in this contest. Moreover, Sacramento grabbed 37 rebounds (6 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Sacramento ended up going 91.7% at the charity stripe by burying 22 of 24 attempts. They buried 12 out of their 30 attempts from long range. Concerning personal fouls, the Spurs walked away with 22 while the Kings finished the game with 15 personal fouls.
Devin Vassell is someone who played a role for the matchup. He left the arena with 29 points on 11 out of 19 shooting. He played 36 minutes played and also grabbed 3 rebounds. Vassell shot 57.9% from the floor and distributed 3 dimes.
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San Antonio heads into this contest with a mark of 6-10 this season. They currently have an average of 112.0 pts per game (15th in the NBA) while going 47.1% from the field. The Spurs are hitting 36.8% on 3-pointers (204 of 554) and 72.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, San Antonio is pulling down 41.8 rebounds per game and has accounted for 462 dimes for the campaign, which is 1st in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 17.4 times per game and as a group they commit 19.3 fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Spurs are forcing 15.4 turnovers every game while drawing 19.0 fouls. They are ranked 30th in the NBA in giving up assists with 444 surrendered on the season. The Spurs defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 50.2% (730 of 1,453) and they surrender 43.6 boards per game as a group. They relinquish 39.3% on shots from downtown and they rank 30th in the league in PPG allowed (120.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Lakers took home the win by a final score of 116-103 against the Nets. The Lakers pulled down 33 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 45 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 9 times, while earning 3 steals in this game. The Nets had 17 personal fouls for the game which took the Lakers to the free throw line for 20 attempts. They were able to knock down 17 of the free throws for a percentage of 85.0%. In relation to shooting from distance, Los Angeles converted 11 of 27 tries (40.7%). Overall, the Lakers shot 44 for 91 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.4%. The Lakers allowed the Nets to convert 36 out of their 80 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.0% in the game. They finished 25.9% from 3-point land via 7 out of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 24 of 31 from the free throw line (77.4%). In the matter of rebounding, Los Angeles allowed Brooklyn to snag 41 overall (8 on the offensive side).
Anthony Davis was important for the Lakers in this matchup. Davis earned 37 points in his 34 minutes on the court and earned 2 dimes in this matchup. He converted 15 out of 25 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and had 18 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 3-10 this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Lakers are shooting 45.1% from the field, which ranks 26th in the NBA. Los Angeles has tallied 1,415 pts so far this year (108.8 per game) and they average 44.6 boards per game. They are earning an assist 23.5 times per game (22nd in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 14.7 times per game. The Lakers commit 20.4 fouls per game and they hit 78.6% from the charity stripe.
The Los Angeles defense concedes 34.1% on 3-pointers (152 of 446) and opponents are knocking down 77.2% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 26.2 assists and 47.6 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 20th and 29th in the league. The Lakers on defense are ranked 21st in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 115.4. They are able to force 14.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 46.9% from the field (20th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Antonio
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