NBA Betting: Lakers meet Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers are 3-0 both SU and ATS in their past three games against the rival Los Angeles Lakers as those teams hit the hardwood in NBA betting action on Sunday afternoon.
The Clippers topped the Lakers 125-101 as a 3.5-point favorite when the teams last met at the Staples Center back on February 14 in an easy OVER result. Each of the last eight games between the Lakers and the Clippers have turned out to be OVER results.
Supporters of the Lakers have seen them go 40-36 and 31-44-1 ATS so far this season, while the Clippers are at 50-26 and 41-34-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Clippers are 42-34, while the Lakers are 40-35-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Clippers and the No. 12-ranked Lakers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 106-101 result in favor of the Clippers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 101 PPG, against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 24 at 101 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 47.7% so far, more than the Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Lakers own the league's No. 27-rated mark, allowing 104.6 points per game when playing on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring on their home court.
The Lakers were an 86-84 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Grizzlies. They earned a push of the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (170) made winners of UNDER bettors. Los Angeles earned an 86-84 victory over Memphis on Friday, getting 24 points from Kobe Bryant at STAPLES Center.
Los Angeles won its last outing, a 126-101 result against the Suns on April 3. The Clippers covered in that game as a 17-point favorite, while the 227 combined points took the game OVER the total. The battle between the Clippers and Suns didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Phoenix was handed a 126-101 defeat on Wednesday at STAPLES Center.
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing New Orleans are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Phoenix are 9-1
After a win are 4-6
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
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 7 games
LA Lakers are 15-7 SU in their last 22 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 7 games
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Clippers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
LA Lakers home to New Orleans, Tuesday, April 9
LA Clippers home to Minnesota, Wednesday, April 10