Today’s matchup features two of the NBA’s fastest teams, with the Lakers coming in as 3-point favorites on the road at BetOnline. The game is set to start at 8:00 ET at San Antonio’s Frost Bank Center.

Can Los Angeles Secure a Road Victory?

Coming into today’s game vs. the Spurs, the Lakers are 14-10 overall and have gone 6-4 in their last ten games. In the Western Conference, they are in 6th place and are 2nd in the Pacific division.

Los Angeles’ ATS record is currently below .500 at 11-13 for the season. Los Angeles has failed to cover the spread in two straight road games and are 5-7 ATS on the road compared to 6-6 at home.

Los Angeles finished with 125 points in their game against the Mavericks. This total surpasses their season-average of 113.6 points per game. Anthony Davis led the scoring for the Lakers, contributing 37 points. Additionally, LeBron James chipped in with 33 points.

At this time, the Lakers’ defense is positioned 11th in the NBA, permitting 112.6 points per game.

When it comes to forced turnovers, the Lakers are forcing 14.1 per game, which is 23rd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 10th in blocked shots at 5.7 per game.

  • Anthony Davis (Questionable) Hip
  • LeBron James (Questionable) Calf
  • Jarred Vanderbilt (Questionable) Lower Back
  • Gabe Vincent (Out) Knee
  • Jalen Hood-Schifino (Out) Back

Can the Spurs Lock in a Home Win?

With a 3-19 record, the Spurs are hoping to get back to .500 as they take on the Lakers. At home, the Spurs are 1-10 this season compared to their 2-9 record on the road.

San Antonio has an ATS record of 8-14 so far this season which includes their current two game losing streak vs. the spread. The Spurs maintain an ATS record of 4-7 on the road, while they have a 4-7 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Compared to their season average of 109.4 points per game, the Spurs struggled in their previous game. Against the Rockets, the Spurs scored 82 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 35.6%. On the offensive front, the Spurs have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, ranking 26th in the NBA. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 29th in terms of percentage and 14th in three-pointers made.

Looking at the Spurs defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 121.4 points per game (27th).

The San Antonio defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.8% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.7% of their field goal attempts vs. San Antonio.

  • Charles Bassey (Out) Left Knee

Lakers vs. Spurs Pick

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Lakers to secure the win, with an expected final score of 112-105. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -3.

Pick: Take the Lakers at -3

The Total

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 227.5 and given that our model is projecting 217 points between the teams, we like the under.

Pick: Go Under 227.5 points (-112)