Clippers vs Lakers Betting!
The Clippers are 36-26 ATS with an O/U record of 35-27 and the Lakers are 32-28-1 ATS with an O/U record of 35-26. This season the Lakers are 10-19 at home and the Clippers are 17-15 on the road.[ad-4468020]
L.A. Clippers vs. L.A. Lakers Preview
Venue/ Stadium: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Time/Date: 10:30 PM EST Thursday, March 6, 2014
NBA Odds From: Bovada
Spread: Clippers -10.5
In their last games the Clippers beat the Phoenix Suns 1-4-96 and the Lakers lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 132-125.
The Clippers are now THE team in L.A. and the Lakers are looking forward to the season’s end. The Clip Joint has won 5 straight and they are in the 4th spot in the West while the Lakers have lost 7 of their last 10 games and they are in the basement of the conference.
The Lakers beat the Clippers in the first match up this season, but were crushed by the Clippers in the last game facing them.
The Lakers may have to light up the scoreboard to win, as they only rank 29th in the league on defense and will be facing a Clippers’ team that is the 2nd highest scoring team in the league.
Blake Griffin and Chris Paul are the 2 leading scorers for the Clippers, but they are getting lots of help. In their 5 game winning streak the Clippers have had 3 different leading scorers in those games.
Pau Gasol is coming off a big game where he scored 29 points and the Lakers shot 54.1% in the Pelicans loss, but their D gave up 132 points and allowed New Orleans to shoot nearly 60% from the floor.
In their last 6 games the Lakers are giving up an average of 115/7 ppg.
J.J. Reddick is still out, but the Clippers are still finding ways to win and Danny Granger may play more tonight after going scoreless in 4 minutes of action in his first game with the Clippers.
Not only will Gasol have to place the offense, but hit the glass as well. The Lakers only rank 23rd in the league in rebounds per game and they cannot give up offensive boards and easy 2nd chance points tonight.
The Clippers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record, and they have an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing S.U. record.
The Lakers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous games and they have an Over record of 5-1 in their last 6 games.
In the last 11 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Over 10 times.
The favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games between these 2 teams.
I hate to go against my Lakers, but I think they will get crushed tonight and the Clippers will easily win and cover.
Jamal Crawford SG – Mar 5: Out
J.J. Redick SG – Mar 5: Out
Jared Dudley SF – Mar 4: Day-To-Day
Xavier Henry SF – Mar 3: Out
Steve Nash PG – Mar 3: Out
Nick Young SF – Mar 2: Out