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Lakers & Spurs Have a Penchant for Going OVER

The road-weary San Antonio Spurs are set to wrap up a run of eight straight road games when the visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday afternoon. The Spurs opened the stretch on February 6 and have won five of the last six and three straight. Sportsbooks opened the Lakeshow as 10-point underdogs with a total of 213.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games at home against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Lakers' last seven games at home.
  • The Spurs are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games on the road against the Lakers.

The Spurs have held opponents to 93.4 points per game during the excursion and get to play 16 of their final 24 games at home beginning on Wednesday. Center Pau Gasol returned from a 15-game layoff due to a finger injury vs the Clippers on Friday and produced 17 points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes off the niche.

L.A. has lost three in a row, with the first setback coming by a single point and the next two by a combined 53. Shooting guard Nick Young will be relied upon more heavily now that Lou Williams is in Houston, but the veteran has shot 6-for-29 from the field during the three-game losing streak.

The OVER is sizzling when these teams collide, as each of the previous six affairs between the Lakers and Spurs have gone above the closing total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Los Angeles Lakers installed as 10-point underdogs in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 213.5.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 113-94 win for the Spurs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Lakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Lakers are 19-40 so far on the NBA season, and 27-31-1 ATS vs the spread betting line. The San Antonio Spurs, meanwhile, are 44-13 and 32-24-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 32-27 and the Spurs go 32-25 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs San Antonio injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 27-rated Los Angeles Lakers and the No. 4-rated Spurs in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 19-ranked offense (104.27 PPG) against a San Antonio Spurs defense that ranks No. 2 at 98.33 PPG. The Los Angeles Lakers have averaged 44.33% from the field per game, less than the San Antonio Spurs have managed so far this NBA season (47.42% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points leading the Spurs to a 105-97 victory over Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Friday.

D'Angelo Russell went off for 29 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Oklahoma City defeated Los Angeles, 110-93 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Betting Trends
  • San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games
  • San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games on the road
  • LA Lakers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Lakers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Lakers's last 6 games
  • LA Lakers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Antonio home to Indiana, Wednesday, March 1st
Los Angeles home to Charlotte, Tuesday, February 28th

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