2004 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
April 02, 2005
Los Angeles at San Antonio
Saturday 04/02 08:35 PM Eastern
3 units on San Antonio -9 (-110) (risk 3 to return 5.73) RESULT: LOSS
The Spurs will be in a nasty mood after an embarrassing 18-point loss last night at Denver. San Antonio has developed a very distinct home/road dichotomy since Tim Duncan was injured two weeks ago at Detroit. The Spurs have gone 3-0 SU/ATS at home, but 0-4 SU/ATS on the road. Combined, the home team is now a perfect 7-0 SU/ATS in the past seven Spur’s games without Duncan on the floor. San Antonio has been forced to go to a smaller, guard-oriented lineup lead by the powerful backcourt of Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. This matches up well versus a struggling Lakers squad that has no inside threat, especially since leading rebounder and second leading scorer, Lamar Odom, has missed the past six games. The Lakers are one of the worst teams in the league right now as evident by their recent 1-9 SU/ATS skid. Three stars on San Antonio.