Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Thursday when the Lakers try to run the Clippers off the court at STAPLES Center in pro hoops action.
The Clippers will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 30-25 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Lakers are 21-32 ATS. Los Angeles is 29-26 against the total, while Los Angeles is 26-26-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Lakers installed as 3-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including , at 201.5.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lakers sit at No. 11 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Clippers are at No. 3 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Clippers will win this game 105-100.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 101.6 PPG, against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 4 at 93.6 PPG. The Lakers field goal percentage has averaged 45.6% so far, less than the Clippers shooters have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.
Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.5 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.
The Clippers were a 106-96 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites, while the total score (202) made winners of UNDER bettors. Blake Griffin scored 20 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for Los Angeles on Wednesday, leading the Clippers to a 106-96 victory over Houston at STAPLES Center.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 91-85 winner at home against the Suns. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (176) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Dwight Howard scored 19 points leading the Lakers to a 91-85 victory over Phoenix at STAPLES Center on Tuesday.
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 9-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Clippers at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
LA Lakers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
LA Lakers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
LA Clippers home to San Antonio, Thursday, February 21
LA Lakers home to Boston, Wednesday, February 20