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Lakers host Clippers in basketball action

Los Angeles ClippersLos Angeles Lakers
42-20March 06, 2014, 10:30 | STAPLES Center21-40

The visiting Clippers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at STAPLES Center against the Lakers.

Los Angeles will face the 42-20 Clippers, who own a 36-26 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Lakers are 34-25-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Clippers are 34-26-2 favoring the OVER.

View Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds and Stats.

The Lakers were listed as a 10.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 225.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

The Lakers sit at No. 28 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Clippers are at No. 1 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Clippers will win this game 102-91.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 104-96 winner on the road against the Suns. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (200) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Phoenix was scorched by Matt Barnes for 28 points as the Clippers defated the Suns 104-96 in NBA action on Tuesday.

The Lakers were a 132-125 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pelicans. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (257) made winners of OVER bettors. Los Angeles was buried on Tuesday at STAPLES Center, having a huge 132-125 loss hung on them by the New Orleans Pelicans in NBA betting action.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Clippers rank No. 16 in the league with 42.9 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 23 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 3-ranked team at 9.39 per game, while the Clippers rate No. 11 with 8.26 per contest.

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Atlanta, Saturday, March 8th
Los Angeles at Denver, Friday, March 7th