San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 4/16/14
Los Angeles Lakers (26-55) at San Antonio Spurs (62-19)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN, FSSW
The Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs will play for the fourth time to wrap up the regular season. The Spurs lead the series 3-0.
The Lakers just have to be happy that their season is coming to an end, as they’ve lost seven of their last eight games in the month of April. On the season, the Lakers average 102.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allow 109.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting. While pretty much everything out this season has been terrible for the Lakers, Nick Young is shooting 50.6 percent from the field and averaging 26 points in his last five games. However, the Lakers have allowed 10 of their last 11 opponents to top 100 points. The Los Angeles Lakers are 39-40-2 ATS overall and 21-19 ATS on the road.
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The Spurs have the best record in the NBA locked up and will probably continue to rest their top players heading into the playoffs. On the season, the Spurs average 105.4 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allow 97.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Even with key players resting, the Spurs have still won four of their last seven games, and Patty Mills is shooting 47.6 percent from three in his last four games. The Spurs defense, however, has taken a hit lately with their last four opponents topping 100 points. The San Antonio Spurs are 45-36 ATS overall and 20-20 ATS at home.
The Lakers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Spurs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 21-8 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Lakers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in San Antonio, while the favorite is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Spurs have shown us that they can win with anybody on the floor, while the Lakers have shown us they would have a hard time beating a high school team.
Give me the Spurs and the chalk.