How To Bet The Lakers vs Spurs Line

Posted by Henry Watkins on February 4, 2016 in

There is a huge gulf that separates the best teams in the Western Conference from those sitting at the bottom. The stats paint a pretty grim picture when you look at those teams, but it’s when they step on the court to face one another that you really begin to see just how wide the margin really is. We will get a look at that on Saturday,  as the Lakers head into the AT&T Arena to face the San Antonio Spurs. If your game is betting on NBA games make sure to check out our online sportsbook NBA odds page where we host the best odds for every game in the season.

How to bet LA Lakers Vs San Antonio Spurs Game and TV Info

When: Saturday, February 6, 8 PM EST
Where: AT&T Arena, San Antonio, Texas
Radio: 710 AM ESPN
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This is one game where I would probably avoid the straight up pick, as there really isn’t much value to be had by playing the Spurs that way. The point spread and the game total are probably a better way to go, especially if you are looking for more of a challenge and the chance to cash out a nice winning ticket. We will have the full odds up at the NBA betting page as soon as they are available.

Why bet on the LA Lakers

If their last two meetings against the Spurs are anything to go by, the Lakers (10-41) could be in for a very long night. If we are going to find anything positive about the Lakers right now, it is that they were able to snap out of a double-digit losing streak with an improbable 119-115 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in their last game. That was only the second time that the Lakers had crossed the 100-point barrier in their last 13 games. Their chances of doing that again versus the best defense in the NBA are not very good. The best that the Lakers can hope for is that they can keep things respectable here, but I do have my doubts. The Lakers are averaging 96.3 PPG, and are giving up 106.4 PPG.

Why bet on the San Antonio Spurs

The bigger question here has to do with how you can possibly bet against a team that has gone unbeaten in 27 games at home this season. The Spurs (41-8) are undoubtedly the most consistently good franchise in the NBA over the past decade. The last few years always seem to see the Spurs being declared as too old, yet they just seem to keep winning at a pace that very few teams can match. They have beaten the majority of the teams that they have faced this season, but have been particularly ruthless against teams with a losing record, going 27-2 in those games. I could continue spouting off impressive stats about this season’s Spurs, but I think you all get the point by now. The Spurs are averaging 104.6 PPG, and are giving up just 91.3 PPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Okay, so we all know that the Spurs are going to win; it’s just a question of what the margin of victory will be. The previous two meetings this season saw the Spurs win 109-87 and 108-95. I think we can expect about the same result this time around.

LA Lakers 88 San Antonio Spurs 110