Los Angeles Lakers (1-3) vs San Antonio Spurs (2-2 )Date : 10/27/2018
Time : 8:30 PM ET
Location : AT&T Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs will welcome the Lakers to AT&T Center as the two teams will be facing off for the second time this season after the first game ended in a thriller as the game went into overtime. The Spurs are coming off a blowout loss against the Pacers as the Lakers were able to pick up their first win of the season against the Nuggets. Game tips off at 8:30 PM ET.
Los Angeles Lakers's Latest Performance :
The Lakers will get a chance to redeem themselves after the overtime loss a few days ago. The Lakers have now won two straight games with wins coming from the Suns and Nuggets. LeBron recorded his first triple-double with the team with a stat line of 28 points, 11 boards, and 11 assists. He is really taking charge of the Lakers offensive sets with Rondo being suspended. Lonzo Ball had himself a night filling up the stat sheet with 12 points, six rebounds, eight assists, five steals, and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes. Lonzo on-ball defense will be a problem for the NBA guards as he has one of the quickest hands in the NBA. It is going to be a tough choice for Coach Walton to pick who is going to start at point guard with Rondo coming back. Josh Hart scored 11 points with five rebounds, one assist, two steals it wasn’t his best night as a starter but in terms of the plus/minus, he should continue to start for the Lakers. The small ball lineup that the Lakers ran at the end of the game seems to be clicking I expect that lineup will be on the floor against the Spurs.
San Antonio Spurs's Latest Performance :
The Spurs are hoping to put a halt on the Lakers momentum as the Lakers have won two straight. The Spurs are coming off a hard-fought loss against the Pacers and had no answer for the Pacers backcourt. DeMar stated that the loss against the Pacers was a great lesson One of San Antonio’s biggest issues was their play on the defensive end. The Pacers offense certainly didn’t make life easy for the Spurs throughout the night. ended up shooting 52.9 percent from the field, but really did their damage from beyond the arc. The Pacers connected on 53.1 percent (17-of-32) of their shots from deep and eight different players hit threes on the night. Indiana really got a huge boost from their bench as Cory Joseph and Tyreke Evans combined to make nine shots from long-range. The Spurs will have to do a better job at home defending the three ball against Lakers. DeRozan had 32 points in his last timeout with the Lakers so expect him to play well going up against the LeBron.
How Los Angeles Lakers & San Antonio Spurs Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference.
Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.
Against The Spread Selection: Los Angeles Lakers 1.5
My reason for the pick :
The Lakers will get their revenge against the Spurs after the overtime loss the suspension could be the best thing that has happened to the Lakers because it gave the younger players a chance to prove themselves and they haven’t dropped a game since. LeBron will have his ways offensively against the Spurs as he is starting to look more and more comfortable on the floor with his new teammates. For the Spurs, they will have no answer for the Lakers this time around as they will suffer two straight losses at home.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Lakers:
- The Lakers are 4-1 in last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
Betting trends for San Antonio Spurs:
- Spurs are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 home games.