Lakers at Spurs 1/12/17 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs
NBA: 8:30 PM EST
Jan. 12, 2017
Latest Odds : SA -14.5 Total 210.5
In Thursday night NBA action, the Los Angeles Lakers will travel to the AT&T Center to tangle with the San Antonio Spurs. The Lakers are twelve games below .500 overall but remain just three games behind Portland for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. On Tuesday, Los Angeles missed a chance to move up in the standings during a 108-87 home loss against the Blazers. The Lakers managed just 30 second half points and shot 39 percent from the field.
Luol Deng led three Lakers in double figures with 14 points on 5-for-10 from the floor. The rest of the starters for Los Angeles combined to shoot 12-for-42 and tally 31 points.
The San Antonio Spurs have won seven of their last ten games and own the second best record in the league through 38 games. The Spurs are limiting their opponents to 98 point per game and trail Golden State by 2.5 games for the top spot in the Western Conference. On Tuesday, San Antonio was unable to get enough stops during a 109-107 home loss versus Milwaukee. The loss was the fifth time that the Spurs have fallen at home, compared to just once all of last season.
All-Star F Kawhi Leonard dropped a game high 30 points on 10-for-16 from the field. Tony Parker added 14 points and seven assists in a losing effort.
Recent Betting Trends:
Lakers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 road games.
Spurs are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games.
Over is 4-1 in Lakers last 5 road games.
Over is 8-2 in Spurs last 10 home games.
Over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
Free Betting Pick: San Antonio Spurs -14.5
San Antonio F LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) missed Tuesday’s loss and is listed as day-to-day. The Spurs rank in the top five of the league in offensive and defensive efficiency. Take San Antonio to bounce back with an easy victory and cover. Final Score Prediction, San Antonio Spurs win and cover ATS 116-95.