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Lakers Spurs betting preview

The San Antonio Spurs host Los Angeles on Wednesday, a team that has been a money pit for bettors lately, failing to cover in 10 of their past 11 games overall.

And while the head-to-head trend has been UNDER the total (8-2 past 10 meetings), the Lakers have seen the total go OVER in 15 of their last 20 game.

The Spurs look to build on their 40-15 mark against the 36-22 Lakers in NBA action at AT&T Center. Kobe Bryant is day-to-day with a sore shin, check on his status before making any plays and watch for the opening line later at TopBet.

View LA Lakers vs San Antonio Odds and Stats.

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 103-99 win for the Spurs on Wednesday.

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 8.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 23 with 5.4 per outing.

Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 98.7 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 93-91 winner as they battled the Hornets on the road. The Lakers failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 184 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles got 25 points from Pau Gasol en route to a 93-91 victory over New Orleans on Monday at New Orleans Arena.

San Antonio lost its last outing, a 91-84 result against the Jazz on April 9. The Spurs failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 175 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Gary Neal scored 14 points in a failed effort to lead the Spurs to victory (they lost 91-84 to Utah at EnergySolutions Arena on Monday).

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Denver are 8-2
After playing New Orleans are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Memphis are 4-6
After playing Utah are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2


A few Lakers at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of the LA Lakers last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Lakers last 8 games when playing San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of the LA Lakers last 16 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Antonio is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
San Antonio is 7-0-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Antonio's last 8 games when playing LA Lakers

Next up:
LA Lakers home to Denver, Friday, April 13
San Antonio home to Memphis, Thursday, April 12