San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game at Crypto.com Arena. The Lakers are aiming to complete their regular season sweep of the San Antonio Spurs as the two teams meet for the 4th and final time this season. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Los Angeles Lakers
The day all Lakers fans were hoping for is finally here as Anthony Davis is set to make his return to the line-up following a foot injury that has kept him off the court for over a month. Lebron James finally get a bit of help on offense. The King has been cooking ever since turning 38, but his teammates have been unable to follow the lead.
Last night’s game vs the Clippers is a perfect example of that, Lebron scored 46 points, including a career-high 9 threes, but the Lakers still lost the game 133-115. Getting Davis will also help with some defensive assignments, the Clippers were able to shoot over 60% from the field last night. Against San Antonio the Lakers are 7-3 SU in the last 10 meetings.
San Antonio Spurs
These Spurs come into tonight’s game with just 1 win in 8 games, plus in the last 13 meetings against the Lakers they’ve got just 3 wins, and in their last 8 road games overall they are without a win. So all the numbers are pointing against them here, and as weird as that might sound that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
The Spurs rank 14th in the conference with just 14 wins from 47 games, they are hoping to lose as many games as possible this season to have a high pick in this year’s upcoming NBA draft. And when the main prize is Victor Wembanyama you can’t really blame them. A generational talent like that is worth sacrificing a season in which the team is going nowhere anyway.
Anything other than a Lakers dominant win would be a huge surprise here. After last night’s loss to the Clippers, Lebron and co. have to bounce back here. So even if this is a 2nd night of a back-to-back for them, I’m expecting them to show up here. They’ve beaten the Spurs by an average of 14 points in the 3 meetings. Take LA here.
San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions & Odds
A whopping 281 points were scored in the previous meeting between these teams, because of that the oddsmakers have set a relatively high projected total of 242.5 points for tonight’s game. As much as I like watching high scoring games, I’m not sure if it’s realistic for us to expect that many points in tonight’s game. The first 2 meetings of the season between the teams saw just 215 and 199 points.
The Lakers also played last night, so they might be a step slow on offense here. Anthony Davis coming back should result in a boost on the defensive end, before he went out they were a top 10 defensive efficiency team in the NBA. The under has cashed in 6 of the last 8 Lakers games overall and in 4 of their last 6 at home. I think those trends continue tonight, so let’s back the under in this one.