For the second game in a row, the Los Angeles Lakers are on the road to take on the San Antonio Spurs.
This is a prime example of the interesting scheduling that the NBA is utilizing this season. In order to cut it down on travel, there are a lot of these consecutive opponents at the same arena games on every team’s schedule.
After Friday night the Lakers travel to take on Memphis in back-to-back games before returning home to again take on the Spurs.
The Lakers made fairly easy work of the Spurs in the first matchup. While San Antonio definitely hung in there due to a 29-point showing from Dejounte Murray, the game never really seemed out of question for the Lakers.
LeBron James and co. walked away with a smooth 121-107 victory. The Spurs did not score more points than LA in any of the four quarters.
As part of the Lake Show Life Podcast, both Daniel Preciado and I picked against the spread and against the points total for Tuesday’s game. We both nailed Lakers -5.5, although I picked under 229.5 points scored, Daniel picked the over.
And with one point to spare I was the one that went 2-0 while Daniel split the picks. That ties us up at 5-5 on the season.
The line is virtually identical for this second matchup, which makes sense. According to the Action Network, the Lakers are yet again 5.5-point favorites with the points total being tabbed at 229. Here is how we see the game going down this time.
Jason: Lakers -5.5, under 229 (Final score: Lakers 111, Spurs 84)
Daniel: Lakers -5.5, over 229 (Lakers 118, Spurs 112).
After gaining the edge on Daniel last game we both picked the exact same sides of the lines and differ on the point total. Daniel has this being a closer game with the Spurs just barely not covering, while I have a downright blowout and the under easily hitting.
Murray is not going to drop 29 points two games in a row against the Lakers and Anthony Davis should score more than 20.
AD still has not had a big game and is primed for a 30-10 night. Talen Horton-Tucker will get plenty of playing time and shine with 15-5-5 while LeBron has a quiet 19-8-8.
What do you think? Would you pick the Los Angeles Lakers to cover like us? Do you agree with Daniel or I with the points total? Let us know in the comments!