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Tinsel Town Rivalry Has Been One-Sided

The halls will be decked at the Staples Center this evening when the Lakers and Clippers showdown for the first time this season to add another page to the Hallway Series saga. Although the Lakers hold the all-time edge in the series 98-44, the Clippers have been surging and have now beaten their Tinsel Town rivals 11 consecutive times and won 15 of their last 16 matchups.

Shark Bites
  • The last 7 matchups between the Lakers and Clippers have gone UNDER.
  • The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last five matchups with the Clippers.
  • The Lakers have an all-time 6-12 record on Christmas Day.

Adam Silver must be Santa Clause because this matchup for the Clippers is an absolute gift. The Lakers have won just once and covered just three spreads in their last 13 games. That makes them the coldest team in the NBA and although it isn’t currently there, the Lake-show is quickly on its way to the basement.

Defense has been a serious problem for Luke Walton’s squad during their slump and that’s spelled disaster for the Lakers as they are a horrendous 4-21 this season in games they’ve let their opponents get over the century mark. Conversely, the Clippers have only failed to breach 100 four times this season and are primed for another big offensive day on Christmas.

With the eyes of the nation on this matchup, the Clippers will be extremely motivated to extend their winning streak over the Lakers to 12 and continue challenging for a top spot in the Western Conference. Chris Paul and Clip-show take care of business on December 25.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Los Angeles Lakers as 6-point underdogs in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 219 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 111-101 result in favor of the Clippers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Clippers will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 15-16 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Los Angeles Lakers are 14-18-1 ATS. Los Angeles is 20-11 against the points scored total betting line, while Los Angeles is 20-13 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 5-rated Los Angeles Clippers taking on the No. 28-rated Los Angeles Lakers in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 16-ranked offense (104.3 PPG) against a Los Angeles Clippers defense that ranks No. 7 at 101.19 PPG. The Los Angeles Lakers have averaged 44.44% from the field per game, less than the Los Angeles Clippers have managed so far this NBA season (46.94% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Clippers wasted a 26-point performance from Jamal Crawford as Dallas ran past them 90-88 on Friday at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles suffered a 109-90 loss against Orlando on Friday, getting 18 points from Jordan Clarkson in a losing effort at Amway Center.

Betting Trends
  • LA Clippers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • LA Clippers is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Clippers's last 8 games
  • LA Clippers is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • LA Lakers is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
  • LA Lakers is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Lakers's last 12 games
  • LA Lakers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to Denver, Monday, December 26th
Los Angeles home to Utah, Tuesday, December 27th

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