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Clippers Have Dominated Battle of Tinseltown in Recent Years

The Los Angeles Lakers have a much different look thanks to a front office led by Hall of Famer Magic Johnson and a new roster that features the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft, Lonzo Ball (son of the big baller himself, LaVar Ball). After multiple down years, the 2017-18 Lakers have plenty to prove and can start the season with a bang if they can topple their hometown rivals, the L.A. Clippers.

MyBookie opened the Clips as 5-point road underdogs with a total of 218.5.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Clippers’ last 11 games against the Lakers.
  • The Lakers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games.
  • The Clippers are 9-0 SU in their last nine games in October.

Ball joins Brandon Ingram and Julius Randle in a promising young core and is expected to start tonight after missing time in the preseason. The Lakers, who allowed 111.5 points per game a year ago, made a pair of moves to aid the defense by bringing in veteran center Andrew Bogut and swingman Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. For the first time in a while, the Lakers have a competent roster on paper but it’ll be a major surprise if this team contends for a postseason spot in the spring.

With the Clippers heading into the year without Chris Paul for the first time since 2011, expectations are tempered going forward. While the squad did manage to bring back star power forward Blake Griffin, the roster got a makeover in the process. Defensive specialist Patrick Beverley will share ball-handling duties with Serbian Milos Teodosic, as the duo has some large shoes to fill in Paul’s absence.

Just how lopsided has this series been of late? In the last 15 meetings between the Clippers and Lakers, the Clips have gone a ridiculous 14-1 SU.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Los Angeles Lakers installed as 5-point underdogs in this particular NBA matchup. The OVER/UNDER betting line for the total number of points scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 217.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 104-99 victory for the Lakers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Clippers will try to spoil the party on Thursday; they are 0-0 against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Los Angeles Lakers are 0-0 ATS. Los Angeles is 0-0 vs the betting total points scored; Los Angeles is 0-0. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Los Angeles injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 25 (Los Angeles Lakers) and the No. 4 (Clippers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at OddsShark.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

DeAndre Jordan scored 24 points and added 24 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 104-91 against Utah in NBA action at Staples Center.

Los Angeles suffered a 109-94 loss against Golden State, getting 17 points from Jordan Clarkson in a losing effort at Oracle Arena.

Betting Trends
  • LA Clippers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • LA Clippers is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • LA Clippers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Clippers' last 10 games on the road
  • LA Lakers is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • LA Lakers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • LA Lakers is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Lakers' last 5 games

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