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Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs 12/13/23 NBA Betting Picks

Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs 12/13/23The 14-10 Los Angeles Lakers take on the struggling 3-19 San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. The Lakers have won 4 of their last 5 while the Spurs are in the midst of a horrendous 10-game losing streak. According to our NBA betting prediction, the Lakers should comfortably cover the spread as 6-point road favorites.

When:Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at 8:00 PM ET
Where:Frost Bank Center
Stream:NBA League Pass

Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs 12/13/23
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o229.5 -118
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u229.5 -104
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LeBron James (SF) vs. Victor Wembanyama (C)

LeBron James continues to defy Father Time in his 20th NBA season, averaging 25 points on 48% shooting with 7.5 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game. Although his defense has suffered, James remains virtually unstoppable on offense with his unique blend of size, skill and court vision; and will look to dominate San Antonio’s porous defense.

As the top overall pick in 2023 NBA draft, Victor Wembanyama has demonstrated tremendous early potential. Averaging 18.8 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per contest so far this season – though at times his foul trouble and efficiency may hinder his progress. LeBron may find his length and shot blocking ability bothersome around the rim; but James should use his veteran skillset to capitalize on Wembanyama’s youth.

This matchup pits two greats against each other: LeBron is unrivaled when it comes to basketball IQ and scoring ability, giving him an edge at this stage in both their careers. James should be able to coordinate an effective offense against San Antonio’s subpar defense while simultaneously limiting mistakes against Wembanyama’s length and activity.

Lakers’ Offensive Prowess: A Key to Victory

The Lakers have had an explosive offensive performance, averaging 113.1 points per game with a 48.4% field goal percentage and scoring from beyond the arc as well as efficiently at free throw line – two key elements to their recent success. Unfortunately, their average of 14.1 turnovers per game may present an opportunity for Spurs.

Spurs’ Struggle and Hope: Analyzing San Antonio’s Performance

The Spurs, despite their struggles, have shown some promise offensively, averaging 109.4 points per game. Their 3-point shooting, with an average of 12.5 made per game, could be a critical factor in stretching the Lakers’ defense. The key for San Antonio will be to manage their turnovers and capitalize on their offensive rebounding, where they average 10.2 per game.

NBA Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -189, Over/Under: 229.5

The odds are leaning heavily towards the Lakers, with a Moneyline of -189 and a spread of -6, reflecting their superior season performance. The total points over/under of 229.5 suggests an expectation of a high-scoring affair, a scenario that seems likely given the offensive capabilities of both teams.


Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends

LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games.
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against San Antonio.
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against San Antonio.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games on the road.

San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends

San Antonio are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Antonio’s last 9 games.
San Antonio are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio’s last 5 games against LA Lakers.
San Antonio are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games at home.
San Antonio are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against LA Lakers.



LeBron James SF Is “?” Wednesday vs San Antonio, Calf
Anthony Davis PF Is “?” Wednesday vs San Antonio, Hip
Jarred Vanderbilt SF Is “?” Wednesday vs San Antonio, Back
Gabe Vincent PG Is out indefinitely, Knee
Jalen Hood-Schifino SG Is “?” Wednesday vs San Antonio, Back


Charles Bassey C Is out for season, ACL

Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs Betting Picks

Considering the trends and performances, the Lakers seem to be the safer bet, especially given their strong ATS record and the Spurs’ ongoing struggles. LeBron’s leadership and the Lakers’ overall offensive efficiency should give them the edge over the Spurs, who, despite showing sparks of potential, have been unable to convert them into wins consistently.

For those looking at prop bets or over/under, the key would be to monitor the Lakers’ offensive consistency and the Spurs’ ability to defend the 3-point line. With the game’s total set at 229.5, bettors might find value in exploring the over, particularly given the Lakers’ recent trend on the road. For the best online sportsbook experience, it’s crucial to consider these nuances in your betting strategy. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!

Score Prediction: Lakers 115, Spurs 102.