The 2013 NBA playoffs continue on Sunday, April 21st with the Game 1 clash between the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs. Our Spurs vs. Lakers predictions are as good as you’ll find on the internet, and we have the right play that you need to make in this game to win money betting the NBA.
Free NBA Picks: Los Angeles Lakers @ San Antonio Spurs
Date: Sunday, April 21st, 3:30 ET
Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
NBA Betting Odds: San Antonio -9
Lakers @ Spurs On TV Live: ABC
If you want an indication of how this game is going to go, we suggest looking back at that game that the Lakers and the Spurs played a week ago at Staples Center. G Tony Parker shot 1-of-10 from the field. G Manu Ginobili didn’t play. San Antonio went -12 on the glass. And yet when push came to shove, this was still very much a game down the stretch and could have easily gone the other way. Now, these two teams are coming back to the Lone Star State, where the Spurs have played tremendous ball for the most part this season, and they are going to be at full strength. Parker will score more than four points in this game. Ginobili, even if he isn’t healthy enough to play 30+ minutes, will still contribute more than G Cory Joseph and G Nando de Colo did against the Lakers. The Spurs will shoot better than 37.1 percent from the field. And, to top it all off, they’re going to put C Dwight Howard on the line no less than 20 times in this game. If all of that turns out to be the case, there is just no way that LA is going to win unless all of a sudden, the big man can step up and knock down some foul shots. The frustration is going to boil over on the defensive end of the court for the Lakers, and when the dust settles, this is going to be a game that is nowhere near close going into the fourth quarter.
Lakers @ Spurs Game 1 Pick: San Antonio Spurs -9
Lakers @ Spurs Game 1 Score Prediction: Spurs 112 – Los Angeles 96