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San Antonio is making it look easy in this best-of-seven opening round playoff series with three-straight victories by a combined 56 points including a lopsided 120-89 romp this past Friday as a six-point favorite on the road. The Spurs have covered against the spread in all three contests and the total has gone OVER in the last two.
The Los Angeles Lakers beat San Antonio 91-86 back on April 14 as 3.5-point home underdogs with Kobe Bryant out of the lineup, but they sorely missed his presence this past Sunday in a 91-79 drubbing as 8.5-point road underdogs in Game 1 of this best-of-seven opening round playoff matchup.
Two of the teams that were favored to win the Western Conference at the outset of the year are going to meet in the first round of the playoffs starting on Sunday afternoon, as NBA betting fans are looking forward to sinking their teeth into the clash between the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs.
Houston has already clinched a spot in this season’s Western Conference playoffs, but a victory in its regular-season finale on Wednesday night would lock-up seventh-place in the standings as well as possibly send the Lakers packing for the year if Utah beats Memphis earlier in the night. The Rockets’ current form to pull off this feat has not been all that solid down the stretch with a 2-3 straight-up (1-4 against the spread) record in their last five games. The total has gone OVER in four of their last six games.
The last few spots in the Western Conference playoffs are really the only ones up for grabs this late in the season, and two of the teams that are going to try to beat the NBA odds and get into the dance will meet on Tuesday night, as the Los Angeles Lakers host the Dallas Mavericks.
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Over the past few weeks the Lakers have exhausted a great deal of energy to work themselves back in the playoff picture in the Western Conference with a 9-2 straight record in their last 11 games, but they will be severely tested to stay in that eighth and final spot after losing Kobe Bryant with an ankle injury in a tough 96-92 road loss to Atlanta as 3.5-point favorites this past Wednesday night.
The Los Angeles Lakers are back above .500 for the first time in a very long time. Kobe Bryant willed the team to victory Friday night against the Raptors. Chicago has been treading water of late. The Bulls really need Derrick Rose back as soon as possible to contend for a title, but they are good enough defensively to hold their own while he is gone. These two will meet at Staples Center Sunday afternoon on ABC.
The Los Angeles Lakers continue their pursuit of a spot in the NBA’s Western Conference playoffs with a tough road test in Oklahoma City. They have finally battled their way back to .500 on the year at 30-30 straight-up with five victories in their last six games. They are now just 2.5 games behind both Utah and Houston for the eighth and final postseason berth.
The Los Angeles Lakers have beaten the Minnesota Timberwolves 20 consecutive times. They’ll go for a 21st in a row against the T’Wolves on Thursday night in the back end of the TNT NBA betting double dip.