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Battle of Tinsel Town Has Postseason Implications for Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers and L.A. Lakers couldn’t be in more different spots right now. The Clippers are bidding for the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference and homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs, while the Lakers are bidding for a higher spot in the NBA Draft Lottery for a chance to land a superstar. Sportsbooks opened the Clips as 14-point home chalk with a total of 222.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Lakers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games.
  • The OVER is 5-0 in the Lakers last 5 road games.
  • The UNDER is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.

The Clippers’ offense is firing on all cylinders right now, which is great news for their bettors. Chris Paul and company are averaging 128.5 points in their last two wins. The Clips pull within one game of the Utah Jazz for the fourth spot in the West thanks to a 124-118 triumph over the Phoenix Suns. They’ll play four of their final five games as the home team, with the lone road affair at San Antonio on April 8.

Things aren’t looking as rosy for the Lakers. The Lakeshow have lost three straight and 17 of their last 19 heading into this one, with first-year head coach Luke Walton leaning heavily on the youngest players on his roster to figure out what he has to work with for next year.

The Clippers took 17 of the last 19 in the series, including the first three meetings this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Los Angeles Clippers as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -14-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 221.5 for Saturday at shops such as MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 120-100 victory for the Clippers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Lakers will try to spoil the party on Saturday; they are 31-42-2 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Los Angeles Clippers are 37-40 ATS. Los Angeles is 43-32 vs the betting total points scored; Los Angeles is 41-35-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the Los Angeles Clippers at No. 16 and the Los Angeles Lakers at No. 29 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 6-ranked offense (108.39 PPG) against a Los Angeles Lakers defense that ranks No. 28 at 112.25 PPG. The Los Angeles Clippers have averaged 47.28% from the field per game, more than the Los Angeles Lakers have managed so far this NBA season (44.89% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles got 18 points from Jordan Clarkson but lost anyway 119-104 against the Timberwolves on Thursday at Target Center.

Blake Griffin went off for 31 points and added 7 rebounds leading Los Angeles to a 124-118 win over Phoenix on Thursday at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Betting Trends
  • LA Lakers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Lakers is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers's last 6 games
  • LA Lakers is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • LA Clippers is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • LA Clippers is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Clippers's last 7 games
  • LA Clippers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to Memphis, Sunday, April 2nd
Los Angeles home to Dallas, Wednesday, April 5th

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