25 Feb

2024 NBA picks, Feb. 23 best bets from simulation model

The Los Angeles Lakers are set to host the San Antonio Spurs in a Western Conference matchup on Friday at Crypto.com Arena. Los Angeles is 30-27 overall and 19-9 at home, while San Antonio is 11-45 overall and 6-24 on the road. Both teams are coming off losses on Thursday. Los Angeles fell 128-110 to the Golden State Warriors, while the Spurs lost to the Sacramento Kings 127-122. LeBron James (ankle) is listed as probable, but is expected to play.

Tip-off in Los Angeles is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. ET. The Lakers are favored by 10 points in the latest Lakers vs. Spurs odds, and the over/under is 239.5 points. Before making any Lakers vs. Spurs picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer simulation model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model enters Week 18 of the 2023-24 NBA season on a sizzling 60-36 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning nearly $2,300. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

The model has set its sights on Spurs vs. Lakers and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for the game:

Lakers vs. Spurs spread: Lakers -10
Lakers vs. Spurs over/under: 239.5 points
Lakers vs. Spurs money line: Lakers: -462, Spurs: +354
Lakers vs. Spurs picks: See picks here
What you need to know about the Spurs
The oddsmakers set the bar high, but the Spurs and the Sacramento Kings didn’t disappoint and broke past the 243.5 point over/under on Thursday. San Antonio fell to the Kings 127-122. The Spurs’ loss shouldn’t obscure the performances of Devin Vassell, who scored 32 points along with seven assists, and Victor Wembanyama who dropped a double-double on 19 points and 13 rebounds.

Wembanyama entered the league as the most hyped prospect since LeBron James, and the 20-year-old hasn’t disappointed. Wembanyama enters Friday’s matchup averaging 20.5 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.2 blocks, and 1.2 steals per game. Devin Vassell leads San Antonio’s supporting cast, averaging 19.1 points, 3.7 assists, and 3.6 rebounds per game. See which team to pick here.

What you need to know about the Lakers
Meanwhile, after a string of three wins, the Lakers’ good fortune finally ran out on Thursday. They took a hard 128-110 fall against Golden State. Anthony Davis put forth a good effort for the losing side as he dropped a double-double on 27 points and 15 rebounds. He has been hot recently, having posted 14 or more rebounds in each of the last three times he’s played.

LeBron James is expected to return to action after missing Thursday’s game with an ankle injury. James is averaging 24.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 7.2 assists per game this season. The Lakers are 13-18-1 against the spread in their last 32 games when favored. See which team to pick here.

How to make Lakers vs. Spurs picks
The model has simulated Lakers vs. Spurs 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under on the point total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that hits in 60% of computer simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

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