The following are the NBA online betting odds for tonight’s Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs game:
Lakers +14½ (-110) 210½ (-110) +1150
Spurs -14½ (-110) 210½ (-110) -1800
LA Lakers NBA online betting
Los Angeles fans betting on NBA games should not worry about the team breaking up their young core. Even though the Lakers are reportedly interested in the Atlanta Hawks’ Paul Millsap and the Sixers’ Nerlens Noel, sources indicate that the LA teams is not about the break up the trio of 19-year-old Brandon Ingram, 20-year-old D’Angelo Russell and 22-year-old Julius Randle. This trio is among the most talented young players in the league right about now. Not to say that either of them is the second coming of Kobe Bryant, they may well be in the not so distant future, given time and patience.
Those are two virtues that the Lakers are not quite famous for, but it would seem as if they just might start showing some restraint and allow these kids to develop into franchise players. Once again, we’re talking about the future. In the present, the Lakers are struggling – losing as many as eight games in a row, and winning only five of their last 14 – and will most likely continue to struggle tonight at San Antonio when they visit one of the most constant teams in the past years – maybe even in the past decades. The dreaded San Antonio Spurs.
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs are the NBA online betting favorites – but aren’t they always the favorites of people betting on NBA games, though? Although both Lakers and Spurs are coming from losses, the former were massacred by the Portland Trail Blazers, while the latter lost by only two points to the Bucks. Granted, the two-point loss might be the most painful, but getting blown out and scoring a moral victory are far from being the same thing. The way that things look at this juncture in time, the Spurs are bound to rebound from the loss at the expense of the Lakers, while the Lakers will be sent home with a second straight loss. Speaking of back-to-back losses, that is the rarest of occasion for San Antonio, having experienced it only once this season – in early November – only to take it out, with extreme prejudice, on the Atlanta Hawks.
The Spurs have their own gruesome twosome in Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge, and, can always rely on seasoned veterans like Mr. Longoria himself, Tony Parker. For those fans who like betting on NBA games and are also interested in curious tidbits, the Lakers’ Russell has made no secret of the fact that he has modeled himself on Argentina’s greatest player. Lio Messi? Let’s specify; on Argentina’s greatest basketball player, Manu Ginobili – who of course is one of those season veterans that the Spurs can always rely on. All things considered, Russell stands to learn a very valuable lesson from Ginobili and the rest of the Spurs tonight, at least if NBA online betting odds are anything to go by. And of course that indeed they are.