San Antonio at Los Angeles- Wednesday NBA Pick

VietBet Pointspread: San Antonio -3

VietBet Total Line: 214

 

The San Antonio Spurs will be playing their second game at the Staples Center in as many nights with this Wednesday’s matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers. Game time on ESPN is set for 10:30 p.m.

 

San Antonio at Los Angeles Game Preview

 

The Spurs kickoff a two-game tour of Los Angeles coming off Monday’s break with Tuesday’s road matchup against the Clippers as one-point favorites with VietBet. They have won eight of their last 10 games straight-up, but all eight victories were on their home court. When it comes to playing on the road this season, San Antonio is 14-24 SU with a 15-21-2 record against the spread. It has failed to cover in its last four road games.

 

Behind the play of LaMarcus Aldridge with 23 points and 14 rebounds, the Spurs were able to snap Houston’s 11-game winning streak in Sunday’s 100-83 victory at home as slight one-point favorites. He continues to lead the team in scoring with an average of 23.1 points per game and he has raised the bar over his last 10 starts with 28.8 PPG. San Antonio is well down the list in scoring (102.5 PPG), but this remains the top defense in the league in points allowed (99.2)

 

The Lakers will be in Utah on Tuesday night as heavy 11.5-point road underdogs before returning home for Wednesday’s prime-time tilt. They have lost seven of their last nine games both SU and ATS with the total staying UNDER VietBet’s closing line in seven of their last 10 games. They are 1-3 both SU and ATS in their last four home games.

 

Motivation becomes a big factor this time of the year for teams riding out the string. Los Angeles showed some dramatic improvement this season at 33-43 SU (39-37 ATS), but the full four-quarter effort to win games lately has been lacking. Julius Randle continues to play at a high level with at least 18 points in each of his last 12 starts. He leads the team in scoring this season with an average of 16.3 PPG.

 

San Antonio at Los Angeles Free Game Prediction

 

Both teams are playing back-to-back nights given Monday’s day off, but I do not see the Lakers knocking off a highly-motivated Spurs’ team still in need of a few wins to hold its playoff position. What I do see in this matchup is the total staying UNDER VietBet’s total line.