The San Antonio Spurs will host the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night at the AT&T Center with tipoff set for 8:00 PM ET. It will be the third game between the teams over a seven-day stretch, with Los Angeles capturing the first two. The Lakers beat the Spurs 105-94 on Friday behind the dominating play of Anthony Davis and the return of LeBron James. With the loss, San Antonio dropped its seventh straight game and 12 of its 13 contests in November.
Spurs vs. Lakers Betting Odds
*Lines accurate at time of publication
Spurs vs. Lakers Best Bets
Lakers -2.5 (-110 DraftKings)
With an immediate rematch after the Lakers just won by 11 yesterday at the AT&T Center, I don’t expect that much of a different outcome. James scored 21 points in his return and should be sharper tonight now that the rust has been knocked off. With Anthony Davis playing as well as he has in his career and Lonnie Walker becoming a dependable third scorer, the Lakers are starting to heat up having won four of their past five games.
The Spurs have been the worst team in the league over the past couple of weeks. They rank in the bottom third of the league in most offensive categories while the Lakers are one of the better defensive teams. Expect their struggles to continue as the Lakers make it two wins in two nights.
Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -120)
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Spurs vs. Lakers Game Total Under 231.5 Points (-110 DraftKings)
As mentioned, the Spurs offense tends to struggle and ranks 28th in the league in offensive efficiency. The Lakers, on the other hand, are 6th-best defensively. In two head-to-head games this year the game totals have been 199 and 215 points respectively. With Anthony Davis anchoring the middle and the Spurs ranking 27th in true shooting percentage this should become a grind-it-out affair. Add on the fact that both teams played last night and the under looks like tremendous value.
Risk: 1.1 Units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -120)