The Los Angeles Lakers travel to AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, for a battle with the Spurs.Lakers are currently 6-point favorites, down from 6.5 points, while the total stands at 230 points, also down from 230.5-points at the opening.
Lakers have had outstanding offensive performances in their last few meetings versus the Spurs in averaging 122 points in their last 5 overall.
akers have had tons of success against the spread versus the Spurs in recent matchups in going 3-1-1 in their last 5 meetings, I have my doubts as to how healthy Davis is at this point with his calf contusion. Also, with Los Angeles seemingly monitoring James' minutes early on, this has certainly affected how efficiently the offense has been able to perform. San Antonio enters this game not only seeking to atone for their loss to the Pelicans, but looks to go 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games, overall. They will have had 3 days' rest when they take the floor for this all-important matchup.
The under has been the play in 3 of the last 4 meetings amongst these 2 teams at the AT&T Center in addition to being the call in 5 of the last 8, overall, for the Lakers in addition to 4 of the last 6 for the Spurs. And while each of these teams can light up the scoreboard, in recent matchups, however, the scoring has tapered down significantly. With this being the case, look for the home team to slow down the pace of this contest while the scoring for the Lakers will likely continue to fall off slightly due to the Lakers intentions on monitoring playing time for Davis and James to keep them healthy throughout the year.
Lakers are 1-3-1 in their last 5 games as a road favorite.
Spurs are 5-1 in their last 6 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.