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NBA betting: Lakers vs. Spurs

Riding a five-game losing streak the Los Angeles look to turn things around tonight when they host the San Antonio Spurs at the Staples Center.

The Lakers hammered the Spurs 99-83 as a 3-point road underdog the last time they met up on March 6. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 26 points, seven rebounds and five assists in the win, while Gary Neal had a team-high 15 points for the Spurs.

View San Antonio vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Lakers as 5-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 194.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 2-rated Lakers and the No. 5-rated Spurs in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 108-106 win for the Lakers on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 3-rated squad against San Antonio's No. 13-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 12 in the league with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 8.4 per outing.

Defensively, the Spurs feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 99.7 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, San Antonio was a 111-102 winner at home against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 10–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (213) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Richard Jefferson scored 20 points leading the Spurs to a 111-102 victory over Utah at AT&T Center on Saturday.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 120-106 loser at home against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (226) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Kobe Bryant was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 4 rebounds but Oklahoma City still won, 120-106, over Los Angeles on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing Utah are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Sacramento are 7-3
After playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6


A few Spurs at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 9 of San Antonio's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Antonio's last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
San Antonio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 7 games when playing at home against San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games
LA Lakers are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against San Antonio

Next up:
San Antonio at Phoenix, Wednesday, April 13
LA Lakers at Sacramento, Wednesday, April 13

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