Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction and Odds

Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction and Odds

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December 23, 2021 by Kitty Stone
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Los Angeles Lakers is predicted to win tonight’s home game against the Spurs as per the latest Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction and Odds The Los Angeles Lakers will take on the San Antonio Spurs tonight at the Staples Center. These two teams met each other twice this season. On both occasions,

Los Angeles Lakers is predicted to win tonight’s home game against the Spurs as per the latest Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction and Odds

The Los Angeles Lakers will take on the San Antonio Spurs tonight at the Staples Center. These two teams met each other twice this season. On both occasions, Los Angeles Lakers got past the challenge of the Spurs.

For tonight’s game, the Lakers will be without Anthony Davis as he sprained his MCL and is expected to be out for at least 4 weeks. The Lakers will be looking to win this matchup and build some momentum, whereas the Spurs are coming off a great win against the Clippers and they will be looking to carry their winning streak and get past the Lakers.

However, as a home side, it will be the Lakers who will be starting as favorites for this game.

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Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction and Odds: Team Preview

Los Angeles Lakers:

The Los Angeles Lakers are currently 6th in the Western Conference with a 16-16 record. They have lost three in a row. In the last 10 games, the Lakers have won 5 and lost 5, in these 10 games for the majority of it the Lakers had their big three of Russell Westbrook, Lebron James, and Anthony Davis Healthy. They were totally outplayed by the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday at the Staples Center.

The Lakers are really struggling to get into their grove. They have lost 3 out of their last 5 games. Now the Lakers will be without Anthony Davis for at least 4-6 weeks. It has been a struggle offensively for the Lakers this season. They are in the bottom five in the offensive rating. The Lakers are the second-worst team in the league in turnovers, they commit 16.1 turnovers per game. They are the second-worst team in free-throw shooting in the league.

The Lakers at home will be looking to get back to winning ways after losing three in a row and will be looking to use their home-court advantage to get the win against the Spurs on Thursday.

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San Antonio Spurs:

The San Antonio Spurs are currently 12th in the Western Conference with a 12-18 record. The Spurs coming off a fantastic win against the Clippers at Staples Center. They have won 3 out of their last 5 games. The Spurs young players have certainly shown how good they are especially Dejounte Murray and Keldon Johnson.

The Spurs have defeated some elite teams this season. They defeated the Bucks, the Warriors, the Utah Jazz, the Boston Celtics, the Wizards, and the Clippers. So these impressive performance shows what they are capable of. The Spurs have had two close encounters against the Lakers this season, and one of them went to Overtime.

The Spurs will be looking to continue their ways at Staples after beating the Clippers on Tuesday and they will be looking to leave the Staples Center with two wins.

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Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction and Odds: Key Players

Los Angeles Lakers:

Lebron James: Lebron James in his 19th season, he is still playing like the best player in basketball. Lebron James missed two games due to sprained ankle, nine games due to an abdominal strain, and one game due to health and safety protocols. He currently averaging 26.3 PPG (team-high), 6.6 RPG, 6.6 APG, and 1.7 SPG (team-high). In the last 10 games that Lebron played he has been averaging 27.6 PPG, 6.5 APG, 8 RPG, 1.6 SPG, and 1.3 BPG.

Russell Westbrook:  It has been a struggle so far for Russell Westbrook but he is still putting up great numbers he is averaging 19.5 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 8.2 APG (team-high), and 1.2 SPG.

San Antonio Spurs:

Dejounte Murray: Dejounte Murray has been balling out so far, he has career-high across the Stats Sheet this season. He has 18.1 PPG, 8.4 RPG, 8.6 APG, 2.0 SPG (all being career-high).

Keldon Johnson: Keldon Johnson has been terrific so far this season. He is averaging 15.0 PPG, 6.5 RPG, and 1.8 APG. In the last 5 games, he is leading the Spurs with 18 PPG.

Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction and Odds: Injury Report

Los Angeles Lakers:

Player
Status
Injury
Malik Monk
Out
Health and Safety Protocol.
Trevor Ariza
Probable
Right Ankle Injury
Kendrick Nunn
Out (will not return until 2022)
Right Knee Bone Bruise.
Anthony Davis
Out                   
Knee (Sprained MCL).
Lebron James
Probable
Abdominal Strain.
Austin Reaves
Out
Health and Safety Protocol.
Avery Bradley
Out
Health and Safety Protocol.
Kent Bazemore
Out
Health and Safety Protocol.

San Antonio Spurs:

Player
Status
Injury
Zach Collins
Out
Left Ankle.

Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner

 
Los Angeles Lakers
San Antonio Spurs
Predicted Winner
FiveThirtyEight
 Win Probability: 53%
Win Probability: 47%
Los Angeles Lakers
Spread: -14 (-110)
Spread: +14 (-110)
Los Angeles Lakers

This will be a very close game, the Lakers will be without Anthony Davis and a few other players. The Spurs have played some good games recently, but the Lakers are a better team at home and the Lakers will still have Lebron James and Russell Westbrook. So, the Lakers should just be able to sneak past the San Antonio Spurs.

Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction and Odd: Match Details

Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs

Date and Time: Thursday, December 23, 10:30 PM ET

Venue: Staples Center

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