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Los Angeles matchup on NBA odds

STAPLES Center features a battle between the Lakers and Clippers with both teams feeling right at home in NBA betting action on Friday.

Kobe Bryant's Lakers look for some momentum heading towards the playoffs while the Clippers try to regain some traction earned early in the season. Lately, it's more Blake Griffin's dunks than LA Clipper wins that are amusing the betting public but the Clips are 7-1 ATS in their past 8 vs the Lakers.

Watch for the opening odds at Bovada which will likely be the best underdog Clippers line you find all day.

View LA Clippers vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lakers - Clippers odds would favor the Lakers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 3 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Clippers sit at No. 19. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 106-96 win for the Lakers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 102.4 PPG, against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 19 at 101.8 PPG. The Lakers field goal percentage has averaged 46.9% so far, more than the Clippers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.6% per game.

Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 105.1 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 98-87 result against the Hornets on February 23. The Clippers failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the 185 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Clippers got a 21-point performance from Blake Griffin, who added 13 rebounds, but New Orleans still ran past Los Angeles 98-87 on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

The Lakers were a 106-101 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 2.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (207) made winners of OVER bettors. Kobe Bryant poured in 37 points for Los Angeles on Wednesday, as they defeated Portland 106-101 at Rose Garden.

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing New Orleans are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing Portland are 9-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Clippers at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 7 games when playing LA Lakers
LA Clippers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
LA Lakers are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games when playing LA Clippers
LA Lakers are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of the LA Lakers last 21 games at home

Next up:
LA Clippers home to Boston, Saturday, February 26
LA Lakers at Oklahoma City, Sunday, February 27