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Lakers take on Clippers in hoops contest

Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Clippers
14-22January 10, 2014, 10:30 | STAPLES Center25-13

The Clippers will try to cover the spread at STAPLES Center on Friday when they get a visit from the Lakers in basketball action.

Supporters of the Lakers have seen them go 14-22 and 19-17 ATS so far this season, while the Clippers are at 25-13 and 22-16 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Clippers are 19-18-1, while the Lakers are 17-18-1.

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

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Clippers installed as -10.5-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 209.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Clippers rated this week at No. 10 and the Lakers sitting at No. 30. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 99-90 result in favor of the Clippers today.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 113-99 loser as they battled the Rockets on the road. The Lakers failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point underdog, while 212 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Nick Young scored 25 points for Los Angeles on Wednesday, but the Rockets managed a 113-99 victory over the Lakers at Toyota Center.

Los Angeles was a 111-105 winner in its last match at home against the Celtics. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 216 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Boston was scorched by Blake Griffin for 29 points as the Clippers defated the Celtics 111-105 in NBA action on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 104.82 PPG, against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 28 at 104.61 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 46.35% so far, more than the Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 43.81% per game.

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Cleveland, Tuesday, January 14th
Los Angeles home to Dallas, Wednesday, January 15th