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(1-1) San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers (0-2)
Date: Monday October 22
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -1
NBA Betting Total: 217½
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Now whenever teams come to L.A. it is always going to be about LeBron and the Spurs are just the kind of team to let him soak up 101% of the spotlight. This team is finally turned over from the glory years and they are trying to figure out how to win in new and different ways.
Nobody would ever acuse LeBron James of being the cause of the Lakers early struggles but it is clear that this team needs a lot of work to come together. Kind of fascinating, I suppose.
San Antonio Spurs
At some point we are going to stop talking about the big trade first but I think given that we are just a couple of games in we can still lead with that. Demar Derozan in and Kawhi and Danny Green out. The team is 1-1. The Raptors 3-0, but the Spurs might have still won the deal.
Derozan is leading the team averaging 28ppg so far this season. Obviously it is super early but that would be career high. San Anotion has major issues at the point though and he is used to playing with an All-Star at that position. We will have to watch that.
With all of the injuries they are having at PG Bryn Forbes has assumed the position. He is far from elite but he has some skill and won’t be relied upon too much in terms of scoring. He has been hot from deep and has the confidence to take the shots you have to take.
Jakob Poetl was fun in Toronto. He has a slipper offensive game that reminded me of Pau Gasol and now he has a chance to learn from the veteran. He is starting but not playing max minutes for the Spurs.
The Lakers are the more obvious work in progress but there is still a lot to learn about San Antonio. They basically have three new starters, identified above.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers have yet to win a game but the sky is still intact. They have not been favoured in a game yet, if that matters, and they are still feeling out each other – in their last game four players started who were not even on the team last season. That is a lot of continuity to try and build up quickly.
LeBron is the guy who is going to grab all the headlines this season and deservedly so. I can’t imagine he does not put up numbers whether the team is good or not. I always feel like Rajon Rondo is underrated. He has never developed a great outside shot but he is crafty and knows how to deliver the ball where it needs to be. No reason his ear;y averages of 13/10 can’t be sustained.
Lost in the above is how their young guys respond to being challenged by more veteran players. Kyle Kuzma looked so good as a rookie but so far this season has looked lost – again small sample size. Savvy Josh Hart might prove to be more valuable than expected.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Spurs are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 road games.
- Over is 7-1-1 in Spurs last 9 road games.
- Over is 7-1 in Spurs last 8 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Lakers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Monday games.
- Over is 6-1-1 in Lakers last 8 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
No line yet on this one and it will be interesting to see ho w the market priced these two teams in transition. Small spread either way.
San Antonio has a lot of figuring out to to do too but they also have some guys who are familiar with what the coach wants and it just feels more comfortable to back them early.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Spurs ATS
Odds are this is not a big spread and that whoever wins the game covers it. Still unknowns but I say go with the Spurs.
NBA Free Score Prediction: San Antonio 109 – Los Angeles 100
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