Today at the AT&T Center, the San Antonio Spurs (2-1) will be playing against the Los Angeles Lakers (2-2). Prior to this game, the Lakers have been playing exclusively at home, so this will be their first away game of the season. Meanwhile, the Spurs have just returned from their away game against the New Orleans Pelicans, which was a loss (98 – 95). If you missed the Spurs vs. Pelicans game, you can check out our grades and recap here. Read on for odds, starting lineups and predictions for the Spurs vs. Lakers game. We will also let you know how you can tune in.
Spurs vs. Lakers Predictions
The Spurs played a close game against the Pels, but in the final two seconds of the game, DeMar DeRozan’s three was blocked. Although his performance wasn’t entirely poor, he was weak defensively and his impatience cost the team a potential victory. Lonnie Walker, Keldon Johnson, Jakob Poeltl, and Patty Mills all brought strong performances. LaMarcus Aldridge struggled through the whole game.
The odds strongly favor the Lakers to beat the Spurs today. The Lakers most recently played against the Portland Trail Blazers, a game that they lost 115-107. Despite the fact that the Lakers have lost two games, they have done so by a fairly narrow margin compared to the games they have one (7 and 8 points for the losses vs. 23 and 36 points for the wins).
While the Lakers got off to a strong start on Monday against the Trail Blazers, the Trail Blazers managed to wear them down. Davis still seemed to struggle due to his calf injury, and the entire team seemed to suffer fatigue. Nonetheless, the team’s strong offense this season will pose potential problems for the Spurs. Still, the Spurs have been solid with both offense and defense so far. But for them to effectively overcome the Lakers, Aldridge and DeRozan are both going to need to step up in a huge way, as will the rest of the team.
Is it impossible for the Spurs to win today? No, but they are the definite underdog, and it will be a shock if they do manage to come out on top.
Spurs vs. Lakers Starting Lineups
The starting lineup for the Spurs is: Aldridge, Murray, DeRozan, Walker and Johnson.
The starting lineup for the Lakers is: Davis, James, Gasol, Schroder, Caldwell-Pope.
In terms of injuries, Lebron James is listed as questionable because of his ankle (but he will undoubtedly play), and Anthony Davis as available with a calf injury. Alex Caruso is listed as out because of health and safety protocols.
For the Spurs, Derrick White is listed as out with a toe injury.
The Latest Spurs vs. Lakers Odds
Here are the latest odds from BetMGM for the upcoming game:
Money line: Lakers -175 (bet $175 to win $100) | Spurs +145 (bet $100 to win $145)
Against the spread/ATS: Lakers -3.5 (-120) | Spurs +3.5 (+100)
Over/Under: 229.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)
How Can You Watch the Spurs vs. Lakers Game?
You can watch tonight’s Spurs vs. Lakers game at 8:30 ET. Locals should note that SlingTV, YouTube TV and HULU+ Live TV no longer are carrying RSNs. So, you will need to watch the game through local television or radio, DirecTV, Spectrum, or AT&T TV. Explore your options here for how to watch the Spurs games live online.