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(15-27) L.A. Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs (30-8)
Date: Thursday January 12
Time: 8:30PM EST
Venue: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: San Antonio -14.5
NBA Betting Total: 210.5
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The San Antonio Spurs earned just their eighth loss of the season after coming away on the losing end of a tough 109-107 points loss to the Milwaukee Bucks
The Los Angeles Lakers ended up with the same results, as they came away losers in a one-sided affair to the Portland Trail Blazers (final score 108-87.)
The Lakers did a great job keeping the game close through the first half of action, as both teams went into halftime separated by just two points (57-55 for Los Angeles.)
But coming out of the break the Lakers just didn’t look like the same team. They continued giving up points at will to the Portland Trail Blazers through the second half of play.
Portland outscored L.A. 53-30 through the final two quarters of action. An because of that, Los Angeles wasn’t able to get themselves back into the game.
However, the good thing is they get another chance at redemption in their next outing.
With San Antonio going up against L.A. the Lakers better be ready to play with a high energy through the full four quarters action, because if they don’t, San Antonio is going to take the lead early, and not look back all game.
The Spurs are too talented and experienced to give up giant leads. So if the Lakers hope to win, they got to keep this game tight from the opening tip, to the final buzzer.
Or else the Spurs are going to get themselves ahead, and take off from there.
So if L.A. can keep them in check all night, they’ll have a better chance at getting a huge win over one of the top teams in the league.
San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs had one of their worst fourth quarters of the season last game, as they came up with on the losing end of a 109-107 points loss to the shorthanded Milwaukee Bucks.
Despite missing their star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks were still able to pull off a huge upset, and a large part of that was due to the play of Michael Beasley.
The former second overall pick had 28 points on the night, as he tore up the Spurs all game. San Antonio just had no answer to stopping B-Easy, and because of that the Bucks continued riding the hot hand and feeding him the ball.
But if they hope to beat an even worse L.A. Lakers roster, they can’t allow opposing players to go off on them. Especially role players like Michael Beasley.
If someone like him went off against Kawhi Leonard, what’s to stop Nick Young from getting hot against him?
I understand that the team could have just underestimated a short-handed Bucks roster. But for a veteran club like San Antonio that’s still inexcusable.
If the team hopes to compete for a championship they’ve got to beat lower level competition, and that all starts with earning a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings
- Over is 5-0 in Spurs last 5 vs. a team with a losing straight up record
- Over is 5-0 in Spurs last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400
- Over is 5-0-1 in Lakers last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600
- Over is 4-0 in Lakers last 4 games following a ATS loss
Free L.A. Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Prediction:
The San Antonio Spurs are just the more talented and experienced team, so because of that look for them to earn the win over an inexperienced Los Angeles Lakers club.
Although L.A. is a better team then they get credit for, San Antonio’s championship experience is just going to be too much to overcome.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Over 210.5
The Lakers have continued giving up triple digit scoring totals to teams. So because of that go with the “over” this game. L.A. is going to have a lot of trouble stopping San Antonio from scoring, so look for the both teams to go over the total of 210.5.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Spurs 112 – L.A. 104
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