San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, NBA Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Jan 25, 2023

The San Antonio Spurs will be looking to snap an eight-game straight up losing streak on the road when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers in Wednesday NBA action.

San Antonio
January 25, 2023, 10:30 PM ET
Staples Center
L.A. Lakers
Pointspread +8 -103
Moneyline +257
Over / Under o +245


Betting Action


Pointspread -8 -117
Moneyline -312
Over / Under u +245


Betting Action


The Spurs opened their current three-game road trip with Monday’s crushing 147-127 loss in Portland, and have now lost 10 times during a 12-game overall run that started on New Year’s Eve. The Lakers return to action for the third time in four nights after being outpaced 133-115 by the crosstown LA Clippers on Tuesday night, and have now lost four of their past six home contests.

The Lakers have improved to 7-point favourites on the NBA odds since opening at -6, and command the support of 80 per cent of sports bettors. There has been plenty of movement on the total, which climbed to 244 before settling back at its opening position at 243.

Spurs vs. Lakers NBA Betting Odds

Wednesday night’s matchup at Arena marks the fourth and final meeting of the season between these Western Conference rivals. These clubs squared off three times over the course of 10 days in late November, with the Lakers rolling to wins in each of those contests, including a lopsided 123-92 home victory on November 20. Overall, the Lakers have taken 10 of 13 from San Antonio, but have earned the win in just two of their past four head-to-head dates on home court.

Los Angeles averaged an impressive 123.7 points per game while topping the Spurs in their first three clashes of the season. However, with the Spurs scoring fewer than 95 points on two occasions during that stretch, the OVER has paid out just once over their past four matchups.

San Antonio Spurs

It was another night, another brutal defensive performance by the Spurs in Monday’s 147-127 loss to the Trail Blazers. While San Antonio managed to keep pace during a high-scoring first half that ended with the score knotted at 74-74, they quickly faded after recess, with the Blazers sealing the win with a 45-point third quarter. With that loss, the Spurs have now surrendered more than 130 points in five of their past six outings, and 128.6 points per game during their 1-7 swoon.

Keldon Johnson was the team’s top producer on Monday, tallying 20 points, and led a distributed attack that saw all five starters and eight players in total reach double digits in scoring. However, Johnson averaged just 17.3 points in the team’s three losses to LA earlier this season.

Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James reached another career milestone on Tuesday, tallying a game-high 46 points. With that performance, James has now recorded 40-point performances against every team in the NBA over his illustrious career. However, James’ exploits were not enough to erase a 23-point halftime deficit in the Lakers’ 133-115 loss to the Clippers. The defeat marked the second time in four home dates that Los Angeles has allowed over 130 points, and halted what had developed into a respectable 4-1 run against the spread in their past five contests.

While the Lakers have struggled to shut down opposing shooters, they have gone out and bolstered their attack this week by acquiring forward Rui Hachimura in trade with the Washington Wizards. Expected to make his Lakers debut on Wednesday, Hachimura has averaged 13 points and 4.3 rebounds this season, and tallied a season-high 30 points in his final appearance with the Wizards this past weekend.

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