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San Antonio will be going for its 11th-straight victory on Wednesday night at the Target Center, but it will not be easy with two of its top players out of the lineup. Manu Ginobili already missed his last start with a tight hamstring and Tim Duncan is nursing both a knee and ankle strain. That means it will be up to Tony Parker and a strong supporting cast to try and keep the streak alive.
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.
Chicago comes into this huge Central Division showdown a bit short-handed with Joakim Noah and Kirk Hinrick already out of the lineup and Carlos Boozer listed as questionable with a hamstring injury. If the Bulls are going to have shot at holding on to their slim lead over Indiana, they will need another big defensive effort from a team that is ranked third in the NBA in points allowed; giving-up an average of 90.6 points a game.
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.
Miami may only be 11-10 straight-up (9-12 against the spread) on the road this season, but it got its record over .500 in impressive fashion with a 105-85 beatdown of Brooklyn this past Wednesday night as a 2.5-point road favorite. The Heat are now 29-13 SU on the year and 21-21 ATS. The total stayed UNDER the 191 line against the Nets after it had gone OVER in five of their previous seven games.
The Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors are both hoping to get into the playoffs in the Western Conference, and the two will meet at Oracle Arena for NBA betting action on Thursday night.
The Grizzlies continue to try and keep pace with the top teams in the Western Conference but a 5-5 record in their last 10 games has them 29-15 straight-up on the year and 5.5 games out of the No.1 spot. They have gone 3-1 against the spread in their last four games to improve to 26-17-1 ATS overall.
The Los Angeles Lakers are back in good for, but they are going to try to win on the road for the first time since December 22nd on Wednesday night in NBA betting action when they take on the Phoenix Suns.
Miami may be the defending NBA champs and the top team in the East this season at 23-18 straight-up, but its performance on the road so far has left the team with a very mediocre record of 10-10. Overall, it is 20-21 against the spread including a costly 8-12 record ATS on the road. The total has gone OVER in five of its last seven games.
The Los Angeles Lakers are hoping to start to get on a bit of a run, and they’ll try to do just that on Tuesday night at the Staples Center, where they will battle it out with the New Orleans Hornets.