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San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview

Written by Charlie Jimenez   
Saturday, 13 April 2013 08:16

San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers OddsThe Sunday schedule in the NBA has a lot of clunker-level games between teams that will have nothing to do with the playoffs. This game between the Spurs and Lakers is an exception.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers – Sunday, April 14

In the realm of sports betting online, you're probably going to find a lot of debate about this game. Any pay per head bookie will have an opinion on this contest. The betting students who scour various reviews during an NBA season will also want to weigh in. The online sports betting calculus involved in assessing this game is as complex as anything you might see in the Association all season long.

A pay per head bookie service that takes business on this contest might first lean to the Lakers for a number of convincing and legitimate reasons.

First of all, Los Angeles is fighting for its life, trying to get into the playoffs in a two-team struggle with the Utah Jazz for the eighth and final seed in the Western Conference. Getting into the playoffs represents a far more urgent need and priority than getting the top seed in the West, which is what the Spurs are trying to do. Second, the Lakers are playing at home, where their home crowd – though spoiled and often tame – will likely make a lot of noise and create a raucous environment that the Spurs might have trouble handling. Third, San Antonio will definitely be without Manu Ginobili and will probably be without Tony Parker for this contest, robbing the Spurs of their elite ballhandlers and creators. The Spurs will likely need to rely on Tim Duncan for more production, but the Lakers’ size – with Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol in the middle – can bottle up the future Hall of Fame inductee. There are many reasons to favor the Lakers in terms of the matchups that will unfold on the floor.

 

However, there’s a sneaky-good reason why the Spurs should be seen as the favorite in this game. San Antonio isn’t playing for its playoff life the way the Lakers are, but a hidden reality is that the Spurs – if they do land the No. 1 seed in the West – could face the Lakers in the first round. San Antonio does not want that to happen. The Spurs would much rather face Utah, a team San Antonio swept in the first round of the 2012 postseason. This desire to eliminate the Lakers from playoff contention will motivate the Spurs, and that’s going to be a big reason why they’ll win this game.

You might be unconvinced by this line of reasoning, so you should also consider the following point as well: Few coaches in the NBA could juggle so many players and get so much production out of them as Gregg Popovich does in the Alamo City. Guys like Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green, Gary Neal, and Tiago Splitter have flourished in San Antonio, carrying the Spurs to victories even while Parker and Ginobili have missed games. San Antonio can adapt in ways that the Lakers can’t. Give the Spurs a small edge in a game that figures to be close for 48 minutes.

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