The 58-21 San Antonio Spurs will travel to play the 43-37 LA Lakers in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday night. Tip off time from Staples Center in Los Angeles is scheduled for 9:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.
The NBA odds from this contest have the road team San Antonio Spurs favored by -5 points with an over under line of 196 points. There has been no line movement since the odds were released a few hours ago.
This will be the third meeting of the year between the Spurs and Lakers with San Antonio winning both games. Each team covered the point spread in their road game. Both games played under the total.
The San Antonio Spurs are 23-16 on the road this season. They bounce back from a loss at Denver with a 108-101 home victory on Friday to the Sacramento Kings as a -11 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed over 207 ½ points. The Spurs opened up a 23-13 lead after one quarter. They enjoyed a 54.5% shooting game and connected on 6 of 17 three pointers. San Antonio held the Kings to 43.8% shooting and pulled down seven more rebounds than Sacramento. Tony Parker led the team with 22 points and ten assists as he connected on 9 of his 13 shots. The Spurs sit in the second seed in the Western conference and trails the first seed Oklahoma City Thunder by a ½ game with only three games remaining. Problem is the Thunder has two easy games left with home games against Sacramento and a Milwaukee Bucks team with nothing to play for as they are locked in the eighth seed in the Eastern conference. OKC holds the tiebreaker with the Spurs.
The Lakers are 27-12 playing on their home court on the current campaign. They win their third straight and sixth in seven games after a 118-116 home victory against the Golden St Warriors as a -7 point betting favorite. The total landed over 208 ½ points. LA outscored Golden St 33-26 in the fourth quarter in victory. They shot 51.5% from the field and made 12 of 25 three pointers. The Lakers allowed 47.4% shooting to the Warriors along with 11 of 26 from three. LA had eight less rebounds than the Warriors and won the game at the free throw line as the Lakers attempted 34 more free throws than Golden St. The Lakers sit one game ahead of the Utah Jazz for the eighth and final playoff seed in the Western conference with just two games remaining. The Lakers hopes for a deep run in the playoffs were shattered by losing Kobe Bryant for the season with a torn Achilles heel.