On Tuesday at the AT&T Center, the Los Angeles Lakers (1-2) and San Antonio Spurs (1-2) will play in an NBA Western Conference showdown. After entering 2021 with a 0-2 record, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies over the weekend. Since blowing out the Orlando Magic in their season-opening, the Spurs have lost two straight games. In this meeting, the Lakers will be missing LeBron James (ankle).
The game will begin at 8:30 p.m. ET. In the most recent Lakers vs. Spurs odds, Caesars Sportsbook has Los Angeles as a 2.5-point favourite. The total points over/under is set at 223. Before you make any Spurs vs. Lakers predictions, check out the NBA predictions from the model.
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The model has now set its sights on the Lakers vs. Spurs matchup and has just locked in its NBA predictions for today. You can check out SportsLine’s predictions. Here are some NBA betting odds for the Spurs vs. Lakers matchup.
Why the Lakers are capable of covering?
The Lakers were one of the best defensive teams in the NBA last season, but after rebuilding their roster, they aren’t stopping opponents as well. Because of injuries to guards and wings alike, big-name acquisitions like Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony are seeing a lot of action. Both can be explosive on offensively, but they’ve been a part of the Lakers’ bottom-ten scoring defence, which has been hampered by an unimpressive centre rotation.
Why the Spurs are capable of covering?
The Spurs are still in the midst of what could be a protracted rebuilding process, but they are off to a strong start. Before losing to the Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio blew out the Orlando Magic. Both opponents are very likely postseason contenders, and the Spurs have fallen by at least six points in each encounter.
How to choose between the Spurs and the Lakers?
The model predicts that the teams will combine for 221 points, which is a slight underestimation. It has also produced a spread pick that has struck in well over 60% of simulations. SportsLine is the only place where you can see the pick.
So, who will win the Lakers versus. Spurs matchup? And in more than 60% of simulations, which side of the spread hits? Visit SportsLine right now to learn which side of the spread to back, based on the model that has dominated NBA picks.