Lakers vs Spurs: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – December 30, 2020

Pacific Division opponents meet when the Los Angeles Lakers (2-2) visit the San Antonio Spurs (2-1) at AT&T Center, starting at 8:30 PM ET on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. The Lakers are favorites in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The matchup’s over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of December 29, 2020, 4:25 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Spurs Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 30

Lakers:
LeBron James: Day To Day (Ankle),
Alex Caruso: Out (Hand/Health protocols)

Spurs:
Derrick White: Out (Toe),
Quinndary Weatherspoon: Out (Knee)

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:

Pick OU:
Under (230)

Prediction:
Spurs 120 Lakers 108
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Lakers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Anthony Davis 62 26.1 9.3 3.2 1.5 2.3 1.2
LeBron James 67 25.3 7.8 10.2 1.2 0.5 2.2
Dennis Schroder 65 18.9 3.6 4.0 0.7 0.2 1.9
Montrezl Harrell 63 18.6 7.1 1.7 0.6 1.1 0.0
Kyle Kuzma 61 12.8 4.5 1.3 0.5 0.4 1.4

Spurs Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
DeMar DeRozan 68 22.1 5.5 5.6 1.0 0.3 0.1
LaMarcus Aldridge 53 18.9 7.4 2.4 0.7 1.6 1.2
Patty Mills 66 11.6 1.6 1.8 0.8 0.1 2.3
Derrick White 68 11.3 3.3 3.5 0.6 0.9 1.2
Dejounte Murray 66 10.9 5.8 4.1 1.7 0.3 0.6

Shooting Trends

  • The Lakers made 48.2% of their shots from the field last season, which was 1.3 percentage points higher than the Spurs allowed to their opponents (46.9%).
  • Los Angeles went 38-17-2 against the spread and 50-7 overall when it shot better than 46.9% from the field.
  • San Antonio’s record was 25-17-1 against the spread and 27-16 overall when its opponents made more than 48.2% of their shots from the field.
  • The Spurs shot 47.2% from the field, 2.3% higher than the 44.9% the Lakers’ opponents shot last season.
  • San Antonio went 21-24-1 against the spread and 24-22 overall when it shot higher than 44.9% from the field.
  • Los Angeles went 42-20-1 against the spread and 52-11 overall in games it allowed opponents to shoot greater than 47.2% from the field.
  • The Lakers’ 35% three-point shooting percentage last season was 2.3 percentage points lower than opponents of the Spurs shot from beyond the arc (37.3%).
  • Los Angeles put together a 24-9-1 record against the spread and a 30-4 straight-up record in games last season when the team hit more than 37.3% of its three-point shots.
  • San Antonio went 11-12-1 against the spread while putting up a 14-10 straight-up record when its opponents shot over 35% from downtown.
  • The Spurs made 37.6% of their shots from three-point range, which was just 2.4 percentage points greater than the 35.2% the Lakers’ opponents averaged last season.
  • San Antonio had a 23-18-1 ATS record and is 23-19 straight-up when the team made more than 35.2% of its three-point attempts.
  • Los Angeles had a 33-21-2 ATS record and a 43-13 straight-up record last season when it knocked down more than 37.6% of its three-point attempts.
  • The Lakers knocked down 11.3 three-pointers per game last season, just 0.6 more makes per game than the Spurs allowed (10.7).
  • When Los Angeles made more three-pointers than its opponents last season, it went 25-15-1 against the spread and 36-5 overall. When San Antonio was out-shot from deep by its opponents, it was 17-27-2 ATS and 20-26 straight up.
  • The Spurs ranked 26th in the NBA in made three-pointers last season, while the Lakers allowed the ninth-fewest made threes in the league.

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Lakers vs Spurs Stat Rankings

Lakers Rank Lakers AVG Spurs AVG Spurs Rank
11th 113.3 Points Scored 114.1 8th
4th 107.3 Points Allowed 115.2 25th
9th 45.4 Rebounds 44.6 21st
7th 10.6 Off. Rebounds 9 27th
23rd 11.3 3pt Made 10.7 26th
10th 25.4 Assists 24.7 13th
26th 14.6 Turnovers 12.2 3rd

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