5/23/2008 NBA Playoffs Public Betting Trends, Odds, Matchup Spurs at Lakers Print
Written by Anthony Rome   
Friday, 23 May 2008 06:14

The San Antonio Spurs got up big Wednesday night in Game 1 against the Los Angeles Lakers, then they choked big. Thanks to a frantic second half comeback, Kobe Bryant and the Lakers are up 1-0 in their best of seven series against the Spurs with Game 2 tonight. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobilli try to stop Bryant and Pau Gasol from taking a 2-0 series advantage in the Western Conference Finals tonight at 9:05. Check out some top trends below and get live odds from sportsbook Bodog.

SAN ANTONIO (64 - 31) at LA LAKERS (66 - 27) - 5/23/2008, 9:05 PM Trends:

SAN ANTONIO is 18-30 ATS (-15.0 Units) in road games this season.

LA LAKERS are 54-37 ATS (+13.3 Units) in all games this season.

SAN ANTONIO is 130-98 ATS (+22.2 Units) after scoring 85 points or less since 1996.

SAN ANTONIO is 209-165 ATS (+27.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record - 2nd half of the season since 1996.

LA LAKERS is 6-6 against the spread versus SAN ANTONIO over the last 3 seasons

LA LAKERS is 6-6 straight up against SAN ANTONIO over the last 3 seasons

8 of 11 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


There are no major injuries for tonight’s game.


Accuscore has the Lakers as a 62% favorite over the Spurs tonight.

Top Scorers:

Lakers: Kobe Bryant (32.5 points per game, 6.7 assists, 6.6 rebounds); Pau Gasol (19.0 points per game, 2.8 assists, 10.0 rebounds); Lamar Odom (13.1 points per game, 3.4 assists, 11.0 rebounds).

Spurs: Tim Duncan (22.0 points per game, 3.0 assists, 12.5 rebounds), Manu Ginobilli (21.9 points per game, 5.9 assists, 5.1 rebounds); Tony Parker (20.2 points per game, 7.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds).

Public Betting Information:

Oddsmakers from Sportsbook.com have made Los Angeles –6.5 point spread favorites (NBA Odds) for today’s game, the over/under has been set at 192.5 total points (Matchup). Our public betting information shows that 53% of bets for this game have been placed on Los Angeles –6.5 (View NBA Bet Percentages). Bet this game.

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