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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.
Boston’s five-game West Coast swing got off to a disappointing start with a 97-90 loss to Denver on Tuesday night as a nine-point road underdog. It is now just 1-5 straight-up and 2-4 against the spread in its last six road games. Overall, the Celtics are 28-25 SU (22-28-3 ATS) but under .500 on the road at 8-16 SU and a very costly 8-15-1 ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in their last three games.
The final game of the first half of the NBA betting campaign takes place at Staples Center on Thursday, where the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers will send the league into its All-Star Break.
The Los Angeles Lakers will have a shot to get their acts back together on Sunday afternoon on national television for NBA betting action against the Miami Heat in South Beach.
The Lakers continued their current seven-game road trip with a stunning 92-83 victory over Brooklyn this past Tuesday night as four-point underdogs. They are now 3-1 in the first four games of this trip but still 8-16 on the road overall. The win pushed Los Angeles’ overall record to 23-26 straight-up and 20-28-1 against the spread. It has gone just 8-15-1 ATS on the road this season and the total has now stayed UNDER in five of its last seven games overall.
It is getting to be crunch time for the Lakers if they are going to have any shot at making the playoffs this season. At 22-26 straight-up, they are still 3.5 games out of the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference. LA comes into this matchup fresh off of back-to-back road victories over Minnesota and Detroit; however it is still just 5-5 SU in its last 10 games and 7-16 SU on the road this season. It is 19-28-1 against the spread and the total has stayed UNDER in four of its last six games.
A pair of struggling teams in the Western Conference duke it out on Friday night at the Target Center in NBA betting action, when the Los Angeles Lakers face the Minnesota Timberwolves.