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NBA Odds: Lakers host the Spurs

The Los Angeles Lakers will begin life without Kobe Bryant at home at the Staples Center on Sunday night as they go up against the San Antonio Spurs in a tough NBA betting matchup at the sportsbooks.

The Lakers are just 3-7 both SU and ATS over their past 10 games against the Spurs dating back to 2010, and they're 0-4 SU and 1-3 ATS in the last four meetings between the teams. The UNDER paid out for totals bettors in each of their last two matchups.

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The Lakers currently sports a record of 43-37, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 32-47-1 ATS. The Spurs are 58-21 and 39-38-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lakers post a 44-35-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Spurs have gone 34-44-1 against the number.

View San Antonio vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
For bettors going with the Lakers in this one, they were listed earlier as 4.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 196 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Lakers and the No. 3-ranked Spurs, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 108-102 result in favor of the Spurs.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 6-ranked offense (102.4 PPG) against a Spurs defense that ranks No. 9 at 96.3 PPG. The Lakers have averaged 46% from the field per game, less than the Spurs have managed so far this season (48.4% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Spurs own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 98.7 points per game when playing on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring on their home court.

Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 108-101 winner as they battled the Kings at home. The Spurs failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point favorite, while 209 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Sacramento was victimized for 22 points and 10 assists by Tony Parker as the Spurs defeated the Kings 108-101 in NBA action on Friday.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 118-116 winner at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (234) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Los Angeles got 34 points from Kobe Bryant en route to a 118-116 victory over Golden State on Friday at STAPLES Center.

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 8-2
After playing Sacramento are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing Golden State are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Spurs at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games on the road
San Antonio is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
San Antonio is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of San Antonio's last 13 games when playing LA Lakers
LA Lakers are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games at home
LA Lakers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games at home

Next up:
San Antonio at Golden State, Monday, April 15
LA Lakers home to Houston, Wednesday, April 17