San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers - 12/23/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers - 12/23/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (16-16) vs San Antonio Spurs (12-18)

Game Info: Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 224 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Staples Center. The San Antonio Spurs look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Lakers look to snap a three-game losing streak. 

The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 109.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Dejounte Murray is averaging 18.1 points and 8.4 rebounds, while Keldon Johnson is averaging 15 points and 1.8 assists. Derrick White is the third double-digit scorer and Jakob Poeltl is dishing 2.7 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 109.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 26.4 points and 6.6 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 23.3 points and 9.9 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.

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The Spurs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The over is 6-2 in Spurs last 8 overall. The under is 7-1 in Lakers last 8 overall. The Spurs are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The San Antonio Spurs are a team I've been on a lot over the last two weeks, and they're quietly playing solid basketball. The Los Angeles Lakers are free-falling, and it's likely not going to get better with AD sidelined. However, the Lakers are at home, they need a win to stop the bleeding and LeBron usually puts together a brilliant performance in these spots to kind of right the ship. The Lakers should win this game at home. I'll lay the bucket.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -1.5

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