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Lakers, Pacers and Bulls to win in NBA away day spread acca

| 03.02.2014

Los Angeles are on the brink of their worst run of the season but an 11-point start against Minnesota means they get the backing in this NBA acca.

Chicago will also make the most of the spread at Phoenix, while Indiana will end their horrendous run in Atlanta despite a three-point handicap to complete a treble returning £69.58 from a £10 stake.

LA Lakers (+11) to beat Minnesota Timberwolves @ 10/11

Los Angeles (16-31) are on a dismal run of six straight losses, with just three wins from their last 21 outings.

However, Mike D’Antoni’s men are not struggling for points, pouring in 100 or more in nine of their last 10 games.

This fact, along with a superb record against Minnesota (23-24) and a return from injury for Steve Nash and Steve Blake means the visitors have to be the pick in the Points Spread here.

LA are 23-1 from 24 meetings with the Timberwolves, including five straight on the road, and with the hosts without the influential Nikola Pekovic an 11-point head start should prove insurmountable for Rick Adelman’s side.

Indiana Pacers (-3) to beat Atlanta Hawks @ 10/11

Few teams in the NBA could approach a meeting with Indiana (37-10) with any confidence but Atlanta (25-21) are one of them.

The Hawks represent the side with the best current home record against the Pacers, with Frank Vogel’s men losing 12 in a row by an average margin of 10.6 points.

However, Indiana are the holders of the best record in the NBA, the best road record in the Eastern Conference and enjoying a 6-3 record from nine meetings with the Hawks.

Vogel’s men are conceding 11-points fewer per game than the hosts and while Atlanta are scoring five more, the -3 starting point for the Pacers will not be enough to extend the Hawks’ impressive home record.

Chicago Bulls (+8) to beat Phoenix Suns @ 10/11

Chicago (23-24) will look to bounce back from an embarrassing 99-70 reverse to the Kings with victory over the in-form Suns (29-18).

The Bulls have now lost two on the bounce but a healthy road record and decent results against Phoenix mean they have to be the pick here at +8.

The United Center outfit are 7-3 from 10 games away from the Windy City and 5-1 from six road trips to US Airways Center and while the hosts are more than likely to pick up a sixth straight league win the spread looks too large to cover.

Phoenix are out scoring Chicago by 12 points per game, but with the Bulls conceding nine points fewer each match, eight points should prove too large an obstacle.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.