Lakers vs Spurs: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – January 7, 2021

The Los Angeles Lakers (6-2) are favored at to build on a four-game win streak when they host the San Antonio Spurs (3-4) at 10:00 PM ET on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Staples Center. The contest airs on SportsNet LA. The over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of January 7, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Spurs Betting Odds

Injury Report as of January 7

Lakers:
LeBron James: Day To Day (Ankle),
Anthony Davis: Day To Day (Adductor),
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Day To Day (Left Ankle)

Spurs:
LaMarcus Aldridge: Day To Day (Knee),
Derrick White: Out (Toe),
Quinndary Weatherspoon: Out (Knee)

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Lakers (-7.5)

Pick OU:
Under ()

Prediction:
Spurs 116 Lakers 106
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Lakers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 8 23.9 8.8 7.4 1.1 0.4 2.3
Anthony Davis 7 22.3 9.0 3.6 1.6 1.1 1.6
Dennis Schroder 8 15.8 4.1 5.0 0.5 0.1 1.4
Montrezl Harrell 8 12.4 7.5 1.4 0.8 0.3 0.0
Kyle Kuzma 8 10.9 3.8 1.4 0.3 1.0 1.9

Lakers Player Props

  • LeBron James’ assists prop total for the game is posted at 8.5 assists, 1.1 assists greater than his season average of 7.4.
  • Anthony Davis’ rebounding prop total for the matchup is posted at 9.5 rebounds, 0.5 rebounds greater than his season average of 9.0.
  • James’ three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.2 shots higher than his season average of 2.3.
  • Marc Gasol’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.8 blocks lower than his season average of 1.3.

Spurs Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
DeMar DeRozan 7 19.1 5.9 7.1 0.9 0.7 1.0
Dejounte Murray 7 15.9 6.6 5.7 1.6 0.0 0.9
Keldon Johnson 7 15.1 8.0 2.6 1.3 0.7 1.4
Patty Mills 7 14.4 1.7 2.7 0.4 0.1 3.3
Rudy Gay 7 12.7 4.9 1.6 0.7 1.1 1.9

Spurs Player Props

  • DeMar DeRozan’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 32.5, 0.4 higher than his season average of 32.1.
  • Keldon Johnson’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 8.5, 17.2 lower than his season average of 25.7.
  • Patty Mills’ three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.8 shots lower than his season average of 3.3.
  • Dejounte Murray’s steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals lower than his season average of 1.6.

Shooting Trends

  • The Lakers are shooting 48.9% from the field this season, one percentage point higher than the 47.9% the Spurs allow to opponents.
  • In games Los Angeles shoots higher than 47.9% from the field, it is 3-0 against the spread and 3-0 overall.
  • San Antonio has a 3-0 record against the spread and a 1-2 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 48.9% of their shots from the field.
  • The Spurs have shot at a 45.2% clip from the field this season, -1.5 percentage points below the 43.7% shooting opponents of the Lakers have averaged.
  • San Antonio is 3-1 against the spread and 3-1 overall when it shoots higher than 43.7% from the field.
  • Los Angeles is 2-2 against the spread and 4-0 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot above 45.2% from the field.
  • The Lakers’ 39.2% three-point shooting percentage this season is 2.2 percentage points lower than opponents of the Spurs have shot from beyond the arc (41.4%).
  • Los Angeles has assembled a 2-1 record against the spread and a 3-0 straight-up record in games this season when the team makes more than 41.4% of its three-point attempts.
  • San Antonio is 3-0 against the spread while putting up a 2-1 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 39.2% from beyond the arc.
  • The Spurs are hitting 39.6% of their shots from three-point range, which is only 5.9 percentage points greater than the 33.7% the Lakers’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • San Antonio is 4-1 against the spread and 3-2 overall when shooting over 33.7% as a team from three-point range.
  • Los Angeles has a 2-4 ATS record and a 4-2 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 39.6% from three-point range.
  • The Lakers knock down 12.5 three-pointers per game this season, only 0.5 more makes per game than the Spurs allow 12.
  • Los Angeles is 4-1 against the spread and 5-0 overall when it hit more threes than its opponents, while San Antonio is 2-2 ATS and 1-3 straight up in games when it is out-shot from the three-point line.
  • The Spurs rank 21st in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Lakers allow the sixth-fewest made threes in the league.

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Lakers vs Spurs Stat Rankings

Lakers Rank Lakers AVG Spurs AVG Spurs Rank
11th 114.1 Points Scored 111.4 15th
2nd 104.1 Points Allowed 114.9 21st
3rd 48.9 Rebounds 45.9 16th
14th 10 Off. Rebounds 9.4 16th
14th 12.5 3pt Made 12 21st
9th 25.9 Assists 26.3 7th
21st 15.4 Turnovers 11.6 2nd

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