Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs - 11/18/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (9-3) at Los Angeles Lakers (7-5)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 18, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers square off late Friday night in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look to keep the ball rolling by building on their current four-game winning streak. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 101.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 96.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 25 points and 2.6 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 17.8 points and seven rebounds. Pau Gasol is the third double-digit scorer and Patty Mills is dishing 3.8 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 84 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won seven straight road games.
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The Los Angeles Lakers look for a statement victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 110 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 16.8 points and 4.7 assists while Louis Williams is averaging 15.6 points and 2.2 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Julius Randle is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won four of their last five home games.
The Spurs are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Pacific and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Lakers are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Spurs are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Lakers in their current form and free points at home is going to be worth looks given how well they've played up to this point. The Lakers are starting to really tap into their young potential and the confidence is building. You can see the Lakers are starting to believe. The Spurs have lived on the road this season and the constant travel could be catching up to this older roster. I'm taking the Lakers and the free points.