Lakers vs. Spurs - 2/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (45-9) at Los Angeles Lakers (11-44)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 19, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +13.5 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, TWC SN
The San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers square off Friday night at the Staples Center.
The San Antonio Spurs haven’t lost back-to-back games yet this season. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 105 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 91.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 20.2 points and 2.5 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 17 points and 8.4 rebounds. Tim Duncan is grabbing 7.5 rebounds and Danny Green is dishing 1.8 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Spurs are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have split their last six road games.
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The Los Angeles Lakers could use a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 96.5 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 16.9 points and 3.4 assists while Louis Williams is averaging 15.4 points and 2.7 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is dishing 2.5 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost nine of their last 11 home games.
The Spurs are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 0 days rest and 35-17 ATS in their last 52 vs. Western Conference. The Lakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 3 or more days rest. Spurs are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Spurs usually bounce back from losses in a big way, and it only helps that they're playing the Lakers. I hate big chalk as you guys know, but the Lakers don't stand much of a chance here. Spurs should win in blowout fashion, but there's far better bets on the board.