Los Angeles Lakers (6-11) vs. San Antonio Spurs (6-14)
November 26, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: San Antonio Spurs +3.5; Over/Under: +229
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The Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs duke it out once again at the AT&T Center on Saturday night.
The Los Angeles Lakers are starting to heat up now as they’ve won four of their past five games and they will be eager to stay hot after last night’s 105-94 road win over the Spurs. Anthony Davis led the team with 25 points, 15 rebounds, four assists and three blocks, LeBron James added 21 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals while Lonnie Walker chipped in with 18 points. As a team, the Lakers shot 48 percent from the field and eight of 27 from the 3-point line as they dominated right from the start and outscored the Spurs by 59-41 in the first half, before they clamped down defensively and held the Spurs to just 19 points in the fourth quarter to win comfortably in the end.
Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs have been in terrible shape as they’ve lost 12 of their past 13 games overall and they will be hoping to arrest a seven-game slide after last night’s loss to the Lakers. Tre Jones led the team in scoring with 19 points and five assists on seven of 13 shooting, Devin Vassell added 18 points, Keldon Johnson scored 15 points while Jeremy Sochan chipped in with 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals. As a team, the Spurs shot just 38 percent from the field and six of 33 from the 3-point line as they struggled to find their offense and fell into an early 20-point deficit which they made a run at, until the fourth quarter where they went ice-cold to allow the Lakers to slip away.
Looking at the betting trends, the Lakers are 0-6 ATS in their last six road games, 1-5 ATS in their last six games playing on zero days rest and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Spurs are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record and 0-4 ATS in their last four games overall.
Head to head, the under is 5-2-1 in the last eight meetings overall and the under is 5-1 in the last six meetings in San Antonio.
The Lakers had listed James as doubtful before last night’s game, but he was able to suit up and he will likely be available again which is bad news for the Spurs who really struggled for points last night. It’s always tough to beat the same team twice in a row in their own building, but the Spurs have been the coldest team in the league over the past three weeks and I think their struggles continue in this one as the Lakers make it two wins in two nights.