Basketball betting features a good Western Conference battle on Tuesday as the San Antonio Spurs host the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Lakers are 7-3 against the Spurs in the last 10 games. This is the first NBA betting meeting between the two teams this season.
Basketball betting has the Lakers 4-6 in the last ten games at San Antonio although they did win the last one 102-95 last March. In 45 career games including 40 starts against San Antonio, Kobe Bryant is averaging 24.8 points per game.
The Lakers and Spurs have split the last four games at San Antonio but the Lakers are 3-1 against the NBA betting odds in those contests. The last two went over the basketball betting total while the previous two went under.
The Lakers have been dealing with an injury to center Pau Gasol and that has left them vulnerable recently in NBA betting. The Lakers still have a lot of wins straight up but they are struggling against the basketball betting pointspread. That is really the case on the road in basketball betting. The Lakers are a very poor 4-9 against the NBA betting odds on the road this season. Without Gasol the Lakers simply don’t have a second scoring option behind Kobe Bryant. The Lakers still have Lamar Odom and Ron Artest but neither is considered a superstar scorer. The Lakers are still in the Top 5 in offense and their defense is solid so they can win but covering the basketball betting spread has been tough.
San Antonio has been solid at home this season and overall, the Spurs have been pretty consistent. The Spurs are above .500 in basketball betting at home this season. San Antonio has a defense that is Top 5 in the league and their offense has improved to get into the Top 10 in the league as basketball betting stats show. Tim Duncan is having a great season and he gets support from Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. Richard Jefferson is another player that can provide scoring and rebounding for San Antonio in support of the big three in basketball betting.
The Spurs have been a team that goes over the basketball betting total a little bit at home but under on the road. In past seasons the Spurs were thought of as a low scoring team but that is not the case anymore in basketball betting.