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NBA odds preview - Lakers vs. Clippers

Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Clippers
25-51April 06, 2014, 03:30 | STAPLES Center54-23

The Lakers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Clippers in Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Sunday in NBA action.

Los Angeles battles the Lakers, currently with a 25-51 mark (39-36-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 40-35-2 for the Clippers and 42-32-2 for the Lakers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Clippers as -15-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 226, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Clippers and the No. 29-ranked Lakers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 104-91 result in favor of the Clippers.

The Lakers were a 107-95 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (202) made winners of UNDER bettors. Jodie Meeks went off for 25 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Dallas defeated Los Angeles, 107-95 at STAPLES Center.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 113-107 loser as they battled the Mavericks at home. The Clippers failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 220 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Clippers got a 25-point performance from Blake Griffin, who added 10 rebounds, but Dallas still ran past Los Angeles 113-107 on Thursday at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lakers rank No. 23 in the league with 41.24 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 15 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 13-ranked team at 8.43 per game, while the Lakers rate No. 4 with 9.37 per contest.

A few Lakers at Clippers trends to consider:
LA Lakers is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
LA Lakers is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers's last 6 games
LA Lakers is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
LA Clippers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
LA Clippers is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Clippers's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of LA Clippers's last 18 games

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Houston, Tuesday, April 8th
Los Angeles home to Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 9th