NBA Playoffs odds will also have the Los Angeles Lakers as one of the NBA betting favorites to win the Western Conference as the two time defending world champions.
The Los Angeles Lakers will host the San Antonio Spurs in what is expected to be a preview of the Western Conference Finals. Tipoff time on TNT television is set for 10:30 PM ET and Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this matchup so be sure and have your account open and ready for action today!
San Antonio had the inside track in the Western Conference for the top seed and home court advantage for the NBA basketball playoffs. The Spurs have had a dominant regular season with a record of 60-19 straight up and 44-33-2 against the spread.
San Antonio showed their best board value on the road with a mark of 25-13-1 against the spread while going over the total in 24 of those 39 away games. The Spurs team strength was on offense as they ranked 6th in the NBA for scoring. Manu Ginobili led the Spurs with 17.7 points per game while Tim Duncan was the leading rebounder with 9 per game.
The Lakers were 55-24 straight up and 37-41-1 against the spread. LA has continued their tradition of being a poor value and overlay at home with a mark of 15-24 against the spread.
The Lakers were showing good balance as they prepared for action with the NBA playoffs odds as they ranked 9th in the league for scoring offense and 7th for scoring defense. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 25.1 points per game and Pau Gasol was the leading rebounder with 10.2 per game.
The Spurs have covered the spread in 3 of their last 4 games against the Lakers and the series has gone under the total in 7 consecutive games. Although San Antonio has paid out in their last 2 visits to LA against the Lakers they dropped their four previous visits before that streak.
These two teams have gone under the basketball betting odds total in 8 of their last 10 meetings in Los Angeles.