Spurs set to tip off against the Lakers
The San Antonio Spurs are 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five games against the Los Angeles Lakers as those teams renew hostilities in NBA betting action on Friday night.
San Antonio topped Los Angeles 91-85 but failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as road favorites at the sportsbooks in their first meeting of the season on November 1. The Spurs are 9-1 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 versus the Lakers.
The Spurs sport a record of 48-16 and 32-32 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Lakers sit at 22-43 and 35-30 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 38-26 for the Spurs and 37-26-2 for the Lakers. (Get the free Odds app and Bet Tracker functionality in the Apple Store and Play Store.)
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 11-rated Spurs and the No. 29-rated Lakers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 102-90 win for the Spurs on Friday.
Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 131-102 result against the Thunder on March 13. The Lakers failed to cover in that game as a 16.5-point underdog, while the 233 combined points took the game OVER the total. Los Angeles was crushed on Thursday, getting run out of the gym by Oklahoma City and falling 131-102 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Spurs were a 103-90 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites, while the total score (193) made winners of UNDER bettors. San Antonio earned a 103-90 victory over Portland on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Patty Mills at AT&T Center.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features San Antonio's No. 17-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, San Antonio rates No. 11 in the league with 8.25 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 9.52 per outing.
Los Angeles home to San Antonio, Wednesday, March 19th
San Antonio home to Utah, Sunday, March 16th