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Basketball Betting - Lakers at Spurs

Basketball betting expectations are again high for the Spurs as they are looking like the team to beat in the West for the basketball gambling post season.
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Basketball betting respect is large for the Spurs as they are one of the most successful organizations in sports and a consistent basketball gambling commodity.

The San Antonio Spurs will host the Los Angeles Lakers in what could be a preview of next spring’s Western Conference Finals.  Be sure and set up your account at Sports-Gambling for all of the action.  Game time for this one is at 8:30 PM ET and NBA TV will telecast the matchup.

The Lakers are coming off a high profile 96-80 home loss to the Miami Heat before a national television audience on Christmas to fall to a record of 21-9 straight up and 14-16 with the NBA betting odds.  The Lakers have shown solid value on the road with a mark of 9-7 with the spread as 9 of those games went under the total.

The Lakers ranked 6th in the NBA for scoring but a mediocre 15th for points allowed.  Kobe Bryant led Los Angeles with 25.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per game while Pau Gasol had 11 rebounds per game.  This is the second consecutive big test for the Lakers as their loss to the Heat was considered a possible NBA Finals preview.

San Antonio had a record of 25-4 straight up and 16-12-1 with the NBA sports betting line and had the top record in the Western Conference.  The Spurs were 9-9 against the spread at home and went over the total in 10 of 18 home games.  San Antonio ranked 4th in the NBA for scoring offense and 16th for scoring defense.

Manu Ginobili had 19.4 points per game to lead the spurs in scoring while Tony Parker had 7 assists per outing.  Veteran big man Tim Duncan led the Spurs in rebounding with 9.6 per game.  The Spurs were losing board value as they failed to get the money in 4 games from December 18-23.

The Lakers have paid out in 8 of their last 12 basketball betting matchups at San Antonio with just 2 of the last 14 meetings between the teams at San Antonio going over the total.  This is the first meeting between the two teams in 2010-11.