At 10:30 ET, the Lakers (-398) will host the Spurs (+310) at Arena. The Lakers are favored by 9 points and the over/under is 237.5.

San Antonio is currently on a two-game losing streak and has a record of 11-45. They are 15th in the Western Conference and 5th in the Southwest Division. As for the Lakers, they are 30-27 and 9th in the West. In the Pacific Division, they are 4th.


The Pick: San Antonio Spurs +9

This game will be played at Arena at 10:30 ET on Friday, February 23rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 118-102 in favor of the Spurs.
  • Our projections have Devin Vassell finishing with Devin Vassell points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Spurs finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.9% and knocking down 12 threes.

Will the Spurs Pull Through as the Away Underdog?

Today, the Spurs are 11-45 on the season and are currently 15th in the Western Conference. In Southwest Division play, they are 1-9 and 7-23 against other Western Conference teams.

San Antonio has gone 26-30 against the spread this season, including a 14-16 ATS record on the road. As underdogs, they are 22-29 ATS and have covered the spread in their last two games.

As underdogs this season, the Spurs have gone 7-44 and are 10.8 points per game worse than their opponents. On the road, they are 6-24 straight up and 14-16 ATS.

In their most recent game against the Kings, the Spurs lost by a score of 127-122. They were 10.5-point underdogs going into the game and have now lost two straight.

The O/U line for the Spurs’ last game was 243 points, and they combined with the Kings for 249 points. This season, their games have averaged 232.6 points per game compared to today’s O/U line of 237.5.

The Spurs are 24th in the NBA in scoring at 112 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 109.8 points per contest.

San Antonio is 5th in the league in pace, averaging 101.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Spurs are 27th in field goal percentage at 46%. From three-point range, they are last in the NBA at 34%.

Currently, the Spurs’ defense holds the 25th rank in the NBA, allowing 120.6 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Spurs squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 56.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 38.4% from downtown.

Pressure Builds for Los Angeles as Home Favorites

Today, the Lakers will look to improve their record to 31-27 as they host the Spurs. In the Western Conference, the Lakers are currently in 9th place and are 4th in the Pacific Division.

At home this season, the Lakers are 19-9 straight up and 14-14 against the spread. The team’s average scoring margin at home is +5.1 points per game. As the favorite, the Lakers have won two straight games and are 20-10 overall. Against the spread as the favorite, they are 13-17.

In their most recent game, the Lakers lost to the Warriors by a score of 128-110. The O/U line for that game was 242 points, and the Lakers were 6-point underdogs. The loss dropped their ATS record to 26-31.

This season, the Lakers have gone 31-26 on the O/U, and 42 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s line of 237.5. The average O/U line in their games is 232.0 points, and their games have averaged 234.2 points.

At home, the Lakers are averaging 117.4 points per game (14th). Overall, they are 13th in the NBA in scoring at 116.9 points per game.

Despite being 30th in offensive rebounds, the Lakers are 6th in free throw attempts (24.7) and 7th in assists (28.5).

From beyond the arc, the Lakers are 16th in three-point shooting percentage (36%) and 27th in three-point makes (11.3). However, they are 4th in field goal percentage (49%).

At this time, the Lakers’ defense is positioned 19th in the NBA, permitting 117.3 points per game. Los Angeles’ defense is currently forcing 13.3 turnovers per game, which is 20th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 10th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.7 rejections per game.