Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs Live NBA | Location: Los Angeles, CA | Arena: Staples Center | When is Game Time? 10:30 PM ET – 12/05/2018
The San Antonio Spurs await their third straight win in the season series when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday for the round-trip opening game. San Antonio recorded a 143-142 overtime win in Los Angeles on October 22 and a 110-106 home victory against the Lakers five days later.
The two defeats against San Antonio marked by a 2-5 start for the Lakers, who have since organized the game by capturing 12 of their last 16 games. Los Angeles has won its last three games with an average of 14.3 points, and Phoenix’s 120-96 loss on Monday earned its biggest margin of victory this season. The Spurs have lost three of their last four games, with all losses more than 30 points, including the reverse 139-105 on Tuesday in Utah. Coach Gregg Popovich horrified by the last blow, and told reporters: “We are very challenged on the defense side.”
THE SPURS (11-13):
The San Antonio defense practically did not exist in Tuesday’s loss. The team allowed the Jazz to shoot 60.7% and make a franchise record of 20 points to 3 points out of 33 attempts. The Spurs have averaged 127.3 points in their last six games, and their game against Utah marked the third time they’ve won 135 or more in the last period. “I think we are not aggressive enough, we are very passive,” Jakob Poeltl told reporters after the defeat. “We try to change that, but somehow we still have bad habits, we are the reactors instead of forcing them to go where we want them to go.”
THE LAKERS (14-9):
LeBron James has averaged only an average of 34.7 minutes, the lowest score of his 16 career years, and has obviously shown frustration at times when coach Luke Walton prevents him from competing. Walton said he is making sure the 34-year-old remains cool all season, while James insists he can play a full game without being captivated. “I want to play 48 minutes of a game, really,” James told reporters after practice on Tuesday. “But it will not happen, it’s not smart, it’s not smart for anyone, but it’s just my competitive side.”
Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs: Bet on the odds
The Los Angeles will try to combine its series of 3 consecutive wins after its victory over the Phoenix Suns, 120 – 96; Kuzma: 23 points, 8 rebounds. The Lakers enter this competition with a 7-3 record in their last 10 games and a 9-4 record at home. Kyle Kuzma lost 23 points in his last game. He scored 57.1%, or 8 of 14 (4/4 of the line, 3/8 of the 3-point range). Kuzma finished with 23 points, 3 assists, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block and 3 trios with 1 rotation in 28 minutes.
The Lakers have climbed the rankings this season in blocks per game (No. 2), in defensive rebounds per game (No. 5) and as a percentage of goals (# 8). His weakest areas are the percentage of free throws (# 28), turnovers per game (# 27) and the percentage of three points (# 20).
San Antonio lost its last game against Utah Jazz, 139 – 105; Jazz: 20 3s (franchise record) / Korver: 15 pts. The Spurs have 4-6 in their last 10 games and 4-9 in away games this season. Jakob Poeltl led the Spurs in scoring against their last opponent, jazz. He contributed 20 points, 1 aid, 7 rebounds and 1 block with 1 turn in 19 minutes. Poeltl made 9 of 11 shots in the game, scoring 81.8% of his field attempts (2/2 on the line).
Spurs rank well in terms of turnovers per game (No. 1), three percentage points (No. 2) and the percentage of free throws (No. 3). Its weakest areas are flights split by match (No. 30), blocks per game (No. 26) and defensive rebounds per game (No. 22).
SPURS BET TRENDS
The Spurs have played 8 games in the last two weeks. At this point, his record of wins and losses is 3 to 5 with an average point differential of -10.8. His record against the spread is 3-5, with a line average of 2.1 before the game and an average of -8.6 against the spread.
The final score of the Spurs and their opponents exceeded the 7 best / least of the day, while they fell below 1 time. The Over / Under lines have averaged 214.9 in the last two weeks and their games have averaged more than 16.1.
The best fantasy players
LeBron James is the best fantasy basketball player in the Lakers with a season average of 50.09 extravagant points per game. It has an average of 27.8 PTS, 7.7 REB, 6.7 AST, 1.3 STL and 0.9 BLK with 3.6 TO. JaVale McGee averages 30.58 fantasy points per game for the season. It has an average of 12.1 PTS, 6.4 REB, 1 AST, 0.9 STL and 2.7 BLK with 1.5 TO for the 2018-2019 season.
DeMar DeRozan is the best player of the Spurs team from the point of view of fantastic basketball, with 41.22 points per game. It has an average of 24 PTS, 5.6 REB, 6 AST, 1 STL, 0.4 BLK and 2.7 TO this season. LaMarcus Aldridge has 36.74 fantasy points per game. It has an average of 18.2 PTS, 10.2 REB, 2.4 AST, 0.4 STL, 1.2 BLK and 2.1 TO during the season.
Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs: Betting Tips
1. James averaged 33.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and nine assists in the two previous games with the Spurs this season.
2. Poeltl had the best score in his career with 20 points in 9 shots of 11 against the Jazz.
3. Los Angeles group Rajon Rondo (hand) participated in the practice on Tuesday and could return on Friday when the teams meet in San Antonio.