The San Antonio Spurs are in prime playoff position and would like to knock off the Lakers tonight to solidify that position. Check out the latest NBA odds at BetOnline sportsbook.
The Lakers have already wrapped up a playoff spot, but they are a long way from sewing up a Pacific Division crown. They lead their cross-town rival Los Angeles Clippers by just 1 game in the division. They have been on a roll during the second half of the season and look at though they are coming into their own as a team. They come into tonight’s game with 4 straight wins and they are fresh of an overtime win vs. the Mavericks on Sunday.
The Spurs have their division clinched at this point and would really like to make a statement tonight vs. the Lakers. It may surprise casual fans that the Spurs have a potent offense this season that is scoring 102 points per game on the season. They too are winners of 3 straight games and they blew out the Warriors 120-99 on Monday night in an impressive outing to say the least.
The Lakers have covered just five of their games in the last 18 heading into Tuesday. The Lakers have been a particular poor play at home recently as well as the Lakers are just 2-10 against the spread in their last 12 home games. The Spurs have played well on the road recently as San Antonio is 6-1 overall in their last seven road games.
All season long the Spurs have been the overall better team and no one can really deny that. With that said, it is clear that the Lakers are the team with the motivation in this one. We like the Lakers getting points in this one on the road with the pick for sportsbook betting.