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Lakers open as NBA underdog vs Spurs

Los Angeles LakersSan Antonio Spurs
April 20, 9:30 PM | AT&T Center

Los Angeles Lakers vs San Antonio Spurs Odds

40-23TEAM RECORD45-16

San Antonio looks to cover the Spurs-Lakers pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 45-16 mark when they host Los Angeles in NBA action.

The Spurs sport records of 45-16 and 38-20-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Lakers sit at 40-23 and 26-37 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 35-26 for the Spurs and 34-29 for the Lakers.

View LA Lakers vs San Antonio Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Spurs as 6-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 202.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 6-rated Spurs and the No. 5-rated Lakers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 104-100 win for the Spurs on Friday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features San Antonio's No. 10-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 2-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, San Antonio rates No. 2 in the league with 8.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 23 with 5.5 per outing.

Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.9 points per game. San Antonio, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 99-87 winner as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Lakers covered in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 186 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Golden State was victimized by Andrew Bynum for 31 points as the Lakers defeated the Warriors 99-87 in NBA action on Wednesday.

San Antonio was a 127-102 winner in its last match on the road against the Kings. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 229 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. San Antonio cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Sacramento out of the gym and running up a 127-102 score at Power Balance Pavilion.

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

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Sacramento are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

A few Lakers at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
LA Lakers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the LA Lakers last 10 games when playing San Antonio
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
San Antonio is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
San Antonio is 9-1-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
LA Lakers home to Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 22
San Antonio home to Cleveland, Sunday, April 22