Tonight’s game will end a 5-game road trip for the Spurs, who are 0-4 so far following last night’s 119-97 loss against the Clippers. This team has only 1 win in 10 games in November and they are pretty much set on tanking the rest of the season in hopes of getting Victor Wembanyama in next year’s draft. In the last 10 head-to-head meetings with the Lakers they are just 3-7 SU and after 4 losses in a row by 22, 18, 7, and 37 points it’s hard to imagine they can get anything out of tonight’s game.
The Lakers have an opportunity to do something they haven’t done all season and that is to win a third game in a row. They are coming off a 128-121 win over Detroit in which Anthony Davis put up huge numbers with 38 points and 16 boards, while Lonnie Walker added 17. LeBron James remains out with a groin issue, but there is hope he will play tonight as his status has been updated to questionable. The Lakers also got Dennis Schroder back into the lineup, which should help their bench depth. The teams split the regular-season series last year, but even though the Spurs are ahead of the Lakers in the standings, the mood around LA is much better right now. They are playing at home, LeBron might come back and they are slowly getting back into their groove after a messy start to the season. Give me the Lakers to cover.