The late game in the NBA Playoffs tonight is the matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs. The game at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX, is scheduled to start at 9:30 PM ET, and will be televised on TNT.
In Game 1 of this series, the Spurs built a lead over the Lakers in the first quarter and never looked back, winning 91-79. They covered the spread as 8 ½ point home favorites, and the total went UNDER the 190 ½ point line that was set.
The Lakers are 45-38 SU and 34-47-2 ATS so far this season. They are 16-26 on the road. Before their Game 1 loss to San Antonio, they had a 99-95 overtime win over the Houston Rockets to finish the regular season. In that one, they covered the spread as 2 ½ point home favorites. Before that, they had a 91-86 win over the San Antonio Spurs, and won against the spread as 3 ½ point home underdogs. The Lakers are 5-4-1 ATS over their last ten games.
The Spurs are 59-24 SU and 40-41-2 ATS overall this year. They are 36-6 at home. Before defeating the Lakers in Game 1, they had 108-95 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves to close out the regular season. In that one, they lost against the spread as 9 point home favorites. Prior to that, they suffered a 116-106 loss to the Golden State Warriors, and failed to cover the spread as 6 point road underdogs. The Spurs are 3-7 ATS over their last ten games.
Los Angeles is 5-2-1 ATS against the Southwest Division, and 2-5 ATS in the Conference Quarterfinals. They are 2-6 ATS on the road, and 1-4 ATS following a SU loss. They are 3-7 ATS on the road against teams with a winning home record. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 6 against the Southwest Division, and UNDER in 20 of their last 26 against teams with a winning record. The total has gone OVER in 19 of their last 26 road games against teams with a winning home record, and OVER in 5 of their last 7 road games.
San Antonio is 4-1 ATS in the Conference Quarterfinals, and 35-16-2 ATS at home against teams with a losing road record. They are 5-16 ATS overall lately, and 2-7 ATS at home. They are 0-4 ATS against teams with a winning record overall. The total has gone UNDER in all 5 of their recent Conference Quarterfinals games, and UNDER in 5 of their last 6 games on Wednesday night. The total has gone UNDER in 20 of their last 28 against teams with a winning record, and UNDER in 11 of their last 16 against the Western Conference.
Between these teams, the total has gone UNDER in 20 of their last 26 meetings, and UNDER in 21 of their last 28 matchups in San Antonio.
For tonight’s game, the Spurs are listed as 8 ½ point home favorites. The over/under is set at 187 points.