Spurs at Lakers - 1/22/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (37-6) at Los Angeles Lakers (9-35)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 22, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +14.5 -- Over/Under: 199 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, TWC SN
The San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers meet Friday night at the Staples Center.
The San Antonio Spurs still haven’t lost a game since Christmas night. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 103.9 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 89.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 20.1 points and 2.6 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 16.1 points and nine rebounds. Manu Ginobili is dishing 3.5 assists and Tim Duncan is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The San Antonio Spurs have lost nine road games since March.
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The Los Angeles Lakers need a nice win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 96.3 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 16.3 points and four rebounds while Lou Williams is averaging 15.5 points and 2.7 assists. Jordan Clarkson is grabbing 3.9 rebounds and D'Angelo Russell is dishing 3.5 assists. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 10 of their last 14 home games. Larry Nance Jr. is doubtful with a knee injury.
The Spurs are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Lakers are 11-26-1 ATS in their last 38 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall.
You guys know how I feel about big chalk in NBA games or games period. However, what have the Lakers shown that they can compete with one of the top teams in the league that seems to be winning games left and right by double digits? The Spurs leave you no option but to pick them in a blowout.