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(11-12) San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers (14-9)
Date: Wednesday December 5
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: -110
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -8
NBA Betting Total: 222
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Wednesday, December 5th brings you an exciting Western Conference NBA matchup as the San Antonio Spurs travel to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers live from the Staples Center. Both teams were winners on Sunday, as the Spurs beat Portland at home 131-118, and the Lakers also won at home, beating Phoenix 120-96.
The Spurs have won six out of the last 10 games between these two teams, including both matchups this season. Over those past 10 games, the Spurs have shot 49.49% from the field.
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The Spurs haven’t had the kind of success that we’ve been accustomed to seeing from them early on this year, but the season is still young enough that they can make a playoff push yet again.
Losers of three out of their last five games, and having to face a really good Utah team on Tuesday night, putting this Lakers showdown a back to back game, the future doesn’t seem to be too bright for these Spurs at the moment, but this is a resilient squad, and with arguably the best coach on the planet, you can never count this team out of anything.
DeeMar DeRozan led all Spurs in scoring Sunday with 36 points in 38 minutes, he also shared the team high with 6 assists and 8 rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge had himself a nice game too with 29 points and 8 rebounds in 34 minutes of action. The key to winning this game will be the gameplay of Spurs 6th man Patty Mills. He had 15 points off the bench against Portland, but his 10 ppg really needs to come up a lot if this team really wants to be a contender come the end of the season.
San Antonio shot a very impressive 60.2% from the field Sunday night, and an even better 73.3% from deep. They went 20-22 from the line for an astounding 90.9% free throw percentage. If they can do this in LA, they will walk away with the win no problem.
Injury Report: SG Marco Belinelli is listed as “questionable” and PG Dejounte Murray is out for the season.
Los Angeles Lakers
It took a while, but the King has his new team rolling now. After their terrible start to the season, the Lakers currently sit in the 5th spot in the Western Conference. But I still think the Lakers most valuable player is Kyle Kuzma, and not LeBron James.
Speaking of Kuzma, he led all scorers Sunday against Phoenix with 23 points in 29 minutes, he also had 8 rebounds. James had 22 points in 31 minutes and added 8 assists. Top rebounder was Tyson Chandler off the bench with 11 boards in 17 minutes of game time. All in all, the Lakers had six players score in double digits.
Los Angeles shot a dead even 50% from the field against the Suns, and 40.7% from three point land. They were 17-23 from the line, and outrebounded Phoenix by 20, including 11 offensive boards. Second chance points will come in handy against a very good shooting team like San Antonio.
Injury Report: Los Angeles is reporting no injuries for this game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Spurs are 5-7 ATS on the road this year
- Lakers are 6-7 ATS at home this year
- Over Under is 7-3 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
I don’t know if the Lakers are overachieving this year, or the Spurs are underachieving, or both, but San Antonio should be playing a lot better than they have been so far this season.
Say what you will about LeBron James, fact is, that anywhere he is, his team is a winner. I like what the Lakers are doing this season, and it will be fun to watch this team grow into a legitimate title contender in the next few seasons. But as for now, they have to deal with this Spurs team.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Lakers -8
I really wish the Spurs weren’t playing Tuesday night so I could get a better gauge of them for this game, but since they are going to be on a back to back, I have to give the nod to LA. Take the Lakers to win this game at home and cover the spread. These two teams can score, so go with the OVER as well.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Lakers 127 – Spurs 115
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