The Los Angeles Lakers (1-2) got their first win of the season last week in a close matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies and could improve .500 with a second victory on Tuesday. The 2019-20 NBA champions will face the San Antonio Spurs (1-2) at the AT&T Center in their fourth game of the season. Lebron James (ankle) is questionable for the Lakers.
Caesars Sportsbook lists the Lakers as 2.5-point favorites, and the Over-Under is set at 221. (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m. ET.
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The model knows the Lakers have struggled on defense. Los Angeles has given up at least 115 points in every game this season. The Lakers have the NBA's fifth-worst defensive rating ahead of Tuesday night. The visitors will have to be more locked in defensively to secure a convincing win.
The model also knows the Spurs have been efficient on offense. While San Antonio is 1-2, it boasts the league's eighth-ranked offensive rating (109.6). The Spurs have a middle-of-the-pack scoring defense are averaging 117 points per game at home.
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