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Clippers Thriving Without Blake Griffin

Chris Paul Los Angles Clippers NBA

The battle of Los Angeles has lost a bit of its shine in recent years, what with the Lakers in full on rebuild mode, but dedicated Lakers backers will look for their second ATS win against the Clippers in as many games this season, while the Clips will look to continue their fine play without star Blake Griffin.

Shark Bites
  • UNDER has gone 4-0 in their last four meetings between the Lakers and Clippers.
  • The Clippers are 15-6 SU in their last 21 games against their division.
  • The Lakers are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games after an ATS loss.

The two Staples Center tenants met for the first time on Christmas Day this season with the Clippers winning 94-84 but failing to cover the number as 12.5-point favorites. The loss marked the Lakers’ eighth-straight loss SU in head-to-head meetings with the Clippers and they've gone just 3-5 ATS in those contests. They have covered the last two meetings, however, losing 105-100 but covering as lofty 17-point dogs in the final meeting last season.

The recent drama surrounding star forward Blake Griffin added some unwanted attention to the Clippers’ season. Griffin, who was already on the shelf due to injury, will be sidelined a further four-to-six weeks following an altercation with a member of the Clippers’ equipment staff at a restaurant in Toronto.

The Clippers have played some of their best basketball without Griffin, however, as they’ve gone 13-3 SU and 12-4 ATS without him in the lineup. For the sake of comparison, in 30 games with Griffin, the Clippers have gone 17-13 SU and 10-18-2 ATS.

The Clippers are playing some great basketball of late and the Lakers certainly have not. The Purple and Gold are mired in an eight-game losing skid (3-5 ATS) – their longest of this dismal season – a fact that doesn’t provide a lot of confidence for dedicated Lakers backers.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 113-95 win for the Clippers on Friday. 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 look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 21-27 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Los Angeles Clippers are 22-22-2 ATS. Los Angeles is 22-25-1 against the points scored total betting line, while Los Angeles is 22-23-1 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Los Angeles injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Los Angeles Clippers and the No. 28-ranked Los Angeles Lakers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 24-rated NBA squad against Los Angeles's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 8 in the league with 9.24 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 22 with 7.58 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles was run off the court by the Bulls on Thursday as Chicago blasted them 114-91 at STAPLES Center.

The Clippers grabbed a 85-83 win over the Hawks on Wednesday, behind a 21-point effort from Jamal Crawford at Philips Arena.

Betting Trends
  • LA Lakers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • LA Lakers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Lakers's last 6 games
  • LA Lakers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • LA Clippers is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games
  • LA Clippers is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
  • LA Clippers is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • LA Clippers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

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