Date/Time: 02-04-2020, 22:00 EDT / 03:00 GMT
Spread: Los Angeles Lakers -12 Total: +229
Playing their second game in two nights in Staples Center and looking to bounce back after last night’s defeat by the Clippers, the San Antonio Spurs (22-27) are now facing the best in the West Los Angeles Lakers (37-11), who, on the other hand, want to turn their latest victory into a streak.
The Lakers have a 37-11 record (25-22-1 against the spread) and are sitting in the first place of the West. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak by winning on the road against the Kings with a 129-113 score. Anthony Davis leads the team both in scoring, with 26.6 ppg and in rebounding, with 9.1 per game. LeBron James follows with 25 ppg, adding 7.7 rebounds and a league-best 10.7 assists per game.
The Spurs have a 22-27 record (22-26-1 against the spread) and sit in the 10th place of the West. In their last game, they saw a two-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road to the Clippers with a 105-108 score. DeMar DeRozan leads the team both in scoring with 23.1 ppg and in assists made with 5.1 per game. He also adds 5.6 rebounds, while LaMarcus Aldridge follows with 19 ppg and a team-best 7.5 rebounds per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season, the Lakers won on the road with a 104-114 score. The Lakers are 16-6 at home, while the Spurs are 8-15 on the road. The Lakers are better both offensively, scoring 114 ppg to the Spurs’ 113.4 and defensively, allowing 106.9 ppg to the Spurs’ 113.8. They also have a better field goal percentage (48.4% to 47.1%), while the Spurs have a better 3-point percentage (36.6% to 36.1%). Both teams grab exactly 45.8 rebounds per game, while the Spurs are better in turnovers committed (12.8 to 15) and the Lakers are better in assists made (26 to 24.5). The Spurs have been playing better lately and gave the Clippers a hard time yesterday, so expect them to force a closer game than 12 points tonight.
Spurs vs Lakers Prediction: San Antonio Spurs +12 (-109)