Los Angeles Lakers(4-1) Vs. San Antonio Spurs(4-1_
NBA: Sunday, Nov 3, 2019, 7:00 PM ET @ Staples Center
Spread: Los Angeles Lakers: +2
ESPN Matchup Predictor: 47.8% Lakers/52.2% Spurs
Free NBA Expert Pick Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs
This Sunday the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs will attempt to keep their momentum going in game 6 of the 2019-20 NBA season.
Both the Lakers and Spurs have had a good start to the season. While the Spurs and Lakers are both 4-1 to start the season, the Lakers have an SRS of 10.17 while the Spurs only have an SRS of 2.22. SRS takes into account not only the point differential in games, but also how good the opposing was in the victory. The Lakers currently have the highest +/- in the NBA with 11.2.
DeMar DeRozen, Patty White, Dejounte Murray, Derrick White, and LaMarcus Aldridge are all having good starts to the season and are averaging over 20 points per 36 minutes of play.
Similarly, Anthony Davis and Lebron James have emerged as the best duo in the NBA. Davis is top 5 in the NBA in total win shares and defensive win shares. Lebron is currently top 5 in the NBA in offensive win shares and value over replacement player. They are the only duo in the NBA that is top 5 in at least two of the aforementioned four categories.
The Lakers are the second-best defensive team in the NBA. The Lakers over their first five games have keep opponents under 98 points per 100 possessions. However, offensively, the Lakers are averaging 108.3 points per 100 possessions. The Spurs for the first five games have demonstrated their offensive prowess and are averaging 112 points per 100 possessions.
The Lakers have a -.5(+/-) on the road and the Spurs are +4.7 at home. This should be a close game. The Lakers are expected to win, however, I expect the Spurs not to cover the spread.