May 15, 2001 11:32 PM


Even though the San Antonio Spurs are favored to win Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference finals, the Los Angeles Lakers are favored to win the series.

At The Mirage race and sports book, the Lakers are —125 to win the best-of-7 series. The Lakers have won 15 straight games coming into Game 1, which is Saturday 3:30 p.m. PDT on NBC-TV. The Spurs are +105 to win the series.

In Game 1 at The Mirage has the Spurs —2½, while at Station Casinos the line is —3.

The Mirage also has prop bets on how many games each team will win the series in. The Lakers in 4 are 8-1, Lakers in 5 are 5-1, Lakers in 6 are 5-2 and Lakers in 7 are 5-1. The Spurs in 4 are 15-1, Spurs in 5 are 5-1, Spurs in 6 are 6-1 and Spurs in 7 are 7-2.