Lakers vs. Spurs Prediction
Will the over cash for bettors when the Spurs host the Lakers at 8:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Spurs are 14.5-point home favorites versus the Lakers while the over/under is currently sitting at 210.5 points. As of this writing, the point spread hasn't moved but the total opened at 212 before betting down to 210.5.
LOS ANGELES KEY TRENDS: The Lakers are just 4-11 against the spread in their last 15 road games, are 2-5 against the number in their last seven games coming off a double-digit loss at home and are 3-11 at the betting window in their last 14 games versus Western Conference foes. They're also just 1-5 against the spread in their last six Southwest opponents.
SAN ANTONIO KEY TRENDS: The Spurs have cashed in eight of their last nine home games, are 12-3 against the spread in their last 15 games overall and are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games versus a team with a winning percentage below .400. San Antonio is also 5-1 against the spread in its last six games when its opponent allows 100 points or more in its previous game.
OUR PREDICTION: The over has cashed in five straight games between these two teams and is 8-2 in the Spurs' last 10 home games. The over is also 6-2 in the Spurs' last eight games overall, are 11-4 in their last 15 games playing on one day of rest, and is 4-1 in their last five conference games as well. On the other side, the Lakers are 12-3-1 in their last 16 games versus Southwest opponents, is 4-1 in their last five road games and is 5-0 in their last five games against an opponent with a winning record.
THURSDAY NBA PREDICTION: LAKERS/SPURS OVER 210.5