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Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs Preview & Picks – Lakers To Cover If LeBron Returns For NBA Clash

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15 Dec 2023
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  • Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs picks for Friday, December 15
  • Matchup gets underway at 19:30 ET at Frost Bank Center
  • Preview, predictions, stats & form
    Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs Preview & Picks
  • Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Los Angeles Lakers Form
  • San Antonio Spurs Form

Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs Preview & Picks

Los Angeles are tipped to cover if LeBron James returns.

The Lakers scraped past the Spurs without James on Wednesday, but his return would be a big shot in the arm so we recommend waiting until the line-ups are released.

  • Los Angeles Lakers are 5-1 in their last 6 games
  • Los Angeles Lakers are 4-2-0 ATS in their last 6 games
  • San Antonio Spurs are on a 17-game losing run
  • The Over has cashed in each of Los Angeles' last 6 road games

Head To Head

  • Los Angeles Lakers lead the all-time series 94-92
  • Los Angeles Lakers won 122-119 when the two teams last met on December 13

Los Angeles Lakers Form

Los Angeles come into this game in good form, having won four of their last five games to sit 14-10.

The Lakers began the month with a 107-97 victory over Houston, and backed that up with two more wins as they won the first ever In-Season Tournament.

They beat Phoenix 106-103 in the semi-finals, and then blew out New Orleans, 133-89, in the final in Las Vegas.

Los Angeles failed to make it four wins in a row when they returned to action after that NBA Cup success, losing 127-125 in Dallas.

However, the Lakers were able to bounce back quickly from that loss, winning 122-119 in San Antonio on Wednesday night.

San Antonio Spurs Form

San Antonio enter this matchup in miserable form, having now lost each of their last 17 games to fall to 3-19.

The Spurs have not won since the start of November, when they beat Phoenix 132-121 on the road to improve to 3-2.

They lost 123-116 in overtime against Toronto in their next game, and they have been unable to get back on track since then.

San Antonio started December with a 121-106 defeat in New Orleans, and then travelled to Minnesota for a 102-94 defeat to the Timberwolves.

The Spurs’ bad run continued with a 121-112 home defeat to Chicago, and that was followed by a 93-82 loss in Houston and a 122-119 home defeat to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Verdict

The status of LeBron James is big for this matchup - if he returns we expect the Lakers to win and cover on the road.

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