Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs Game 1 NBA Pick

The Lakers have put themselves into the playoffs and get to play the Spurs, who have limped into the playoffs and the 2-seed. Get NBA odds at Top Bet sportsbook.

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The Lakers (45-37) finished the season on fire and put themselves into the playoffs. It all came down to the last game and they had to win if the Jazz won or they wouldn’t qualify. The Jazz lost before the Lakers game even started but Los Angeles still had a lot to play for. They took on the Rockets on the last day of the season and the winner would get the seven seed and the loser would be the eight and have to play the super good Oklahoma City Thunder. Nobody wanted to play OKC, which is why LA played so well when they already clinched a berth. They finished on a five game winning streak and won eight of their last 10.

The Spurs (58-24) were dominant all year long until the last couple of weeks. For much of the season they owned the best record in the whole league before the Heat took that from them and the Thunder took the best record in the West. San Antonio has lost their last three entering the playoffs and an astounding seven of their last 10 games. It will be interesting to see how they respond.

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The Lakers are 34-46-2 against the spread and the Spurs are 39-41-2 ATS.I think the Lakers could really steal one here in San Antonio and I give them a chance in this series but I would still pick San Antonio at home, where they were 35-6 on the year and to take LA Click Here.