The Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers have played to six straight OVER results as those rivals prepare to meet again on Friday night in NBA betting action at the Staples Center.
The Clippers topped the Lakers 105-95 as a 1.5-point favorite when those teams met for the first time this season back on November 2. The Lakers had managed to pick up the win in the previous two games between the two L.A. teams both SU and ATS.
The Lakers will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 13-18 ATS against the number this season, while the Clippers are 20-13 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Clippers rated this week at No. 2 and the Lakers sitting at No. 8. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 108-102 result in favor of the Clippers today.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 18-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 2-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 14 in the league with 7.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 8.8 per outing.
Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, giving up 105.6 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.
The Lakers were a 103-99 loser in their most recent outing at home against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites, while the total score (202) made winners of OVER bettors. Los Angeles got 36 points from Kobe Bryant en route to a 103-99 loss at the hands of Los Angeles on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.
Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 115-94 result against the Warriors on January 2. The Clippers failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 209 combined points took the game OVER the total. Los Angeles was run off the court by the Warriors on Wednesday as Golden State blasted them 115-94 at Oracle Arena.
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Denver are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 9-1
After a loss are 5-5
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
A few Lakers at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games on the road
LA Lakers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
LA Lakers are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games when playing LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
LA Clippers are 17-2 SU in their last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the LA Clippers last 13 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
LA Lakers home to Denver, Sunday, January 6
LA Clippers home to Golden State, Saturday, January 5