With a 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS record over their last four games, the San Antonio Spurs are trying to keep pace with the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the battle for the top spot in the Western Conference.
The Spurs face some of the conference's toughest foes this week, including a Monday night matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles.
San Antonio is 13-2 SU and 11-4 ATS in its last 15 road games against the Los Angeles Clippers, including a 116-90 win over the Clippers in their last trip to LA. The Spurs are a 2.5-point NBA betting lines road favorite in Monday's contest.
Struggling to find a healthy body to play point guard, the Los Angeles Lakers visit the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night as a 5-point road underdog. Since Kobe Bryant's return on December 8, the Lakers are just 1-3 SU and ATS in four games.
Atlanta will be looking to snap a three-game ATS losing streak with a 1-2 SU and 0-3 ATS record over its last three games.
Since getting off to a 5-3 SU and 3-5 ATS start, the Oklahoma City Thunder are 14-1 SU and 10-5 ATS including a current 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS run over their last six. Oklahoma City will try to extend their winning streak to seven games Tuesday night on the road against the Denver Nuggets.
The Thunder are 1-3 SU and 0-4 ATS in their last four games against Denver.
The Miami Heat have hit a slump in December, going 3-3 SU and 2-4 ATS over their last six games since winning their previous 10 games. The Heat will get a chance to avenge last week's loss to the Indiana Pacers this Wednesday night when they host Indiana in Miami.
Miami is just 3-4 SU and ATS in its last seven games against the Pacers, according to the NBA betting database at OddsShark.com.
After taking on the Heat on Thursday, Indiana returns home to host the Houston Rockets on Friday. The Pacers are 20-3 SU and 16-7 ATS so far this season.
On Saturday, the Oklahoma City Thunder visit the San Antonio Spurs. The Thunder are 7-2 SU and 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine games against the Spurs.