Statistics so far this season
Los Angeles Clippers (30-31, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (27-31, ninth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles Clippers are 30-31 against the spread as well the Los Angeles Lakers being 26-32 against the spread.
The Lakers are 15-19 in conference matchups. The Lakers are 8-16 against opponents with a winning record.
The Clippers are 5-6 against division opponents. The Clippers are 8-4 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
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The teams square off for the third time this season. The Clippers won 111-110 in the last matchup on Feb. 4. Marcus Morris led the Clippers with 29 points, and Anthony Davis led the Lakers with 30 points. Unfortunately for the Lakers, Anthony exited in the last game before the All-Star Break with an ankle injury that at the time looked to be rather serious. His expected return is 4-6 weeks but with no reason to take any chances with the big man.
Top performers for Lakers: Russell Westbrook is averaging 18.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 7.5 assists for the Lakers. Davis is averaging 24.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and three blocks over the last 10 games. But without him we could potentially see more to both Westbrook and LeBron James.
Top performers for Clippers: Reggie Jackson is averaging 16.6 points and 4.5 assists for the Clippers. Marcus Morris Sr. is averaging 17.9 points over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES Lakers: Lakers: 3-7, averaging 109.5 points, 44.9 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 6.9 steals, and 6.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.7 points per game.
LAST 10 Games Clippers: Clippers 5-5, averaging 112.5 points, 44.0 rebounds, 26.0 assists, 7.6 steals, and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.1 points.
Injuries to consider before betting:
Lakers: Carmelo Anthony: day to day (hamstring), Anthony Davis: out (ankle), Kendrick Nunn: out (knee), Avery Bradley: day to day (knee).
Clippers: Norman Powell: out (toe), Paul George: out (elbow), Kawhi Leonard: out (knee), Jason Preston: out (foot).
NBA Pick of the Day: Los Angeles Clippers +1.5 Points @-110
Despite being the smaller organization the Los Angeles Clippers have been dominating the last 9 meetings when looking at ATS when they are on the road. 9-0 in the last nine meetings and with the Lakers down to just LeBron James and Russell Westbrook of the big three the chances for Clippers to stay within the spread seems very fair with the spread being at +1.5.