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Clippers vs Lakers NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers
  • Where: Los Angeles at Crypto.com Arena
  • Date: Tuesday, January 24th
  • Betting Odds LAL +4, LAC -181 | LAL +149 O/U 232.0

So far, the Clippers have put together an overall record of 25-24, while going 23-25-1 vs the spread. Los Angeles has posted an average scoring differential of 9.5 points per game across their currrent 2 game win streak.

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Los Angeles is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Mavericks. With the 112-98 victory, they also covered the spread as 1 point underdogs. Even though Los Angeles trailed by 5 heading into the 2nd half, they put together a strong enough 3rd quarter to even the score. Leading the team in scoring was Kawhi Leonard, as he contributed 30 points while hitting 55.6% of his shots.

So far, the Lakers have put together an overall record of 22-25, while going 22-22-3 vs the spread. The Lakers entered today’s game having picked up 2 straight wins. This has come on an average scoring differential of 5.0 points per game.

Los Angeles is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Trail Blazers at home. With the 121-112 victory, they also covered the spread as 5 point underdogs. Los Angeles put together a strong second half performance, as after 2 quarters, they trailed the Trail Blazers by -25 points. Leading the team in scoring was LeBron James, as he contributed 37 points while hitting 58.3% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Clippers averaged 116.75 points per game vs Los Angeles, which was an increase over their season-long average. While the Clippers saw a boost in scoring, the Lakers averaged 109.5 points per contest in head-to-head meeting vs Los Angeles. This figure was similar to season-long average. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 4-1 in favor of the Clippers. In these matchups, Los Angeles has averaged 113 points per game, while allowing 104. Over the course of these games, they averaged 217 points per game, leading a 2-3 over-under record.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 49 games, Los Angeles is averaging 109.7 points per game (29th). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Clippers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.2 per contest. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 27th in made shots per game.

Defensively, the Clippers are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 108.39 points per contest (11th).

This season, the Clippers offense has primarily worked through Paul George and Norman Powell who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 33 games, George is 27th in the NBA at 23.1 points per game. So far, him and Powell have accounted for 34% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 39.5 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Norman Powell is grabbing 2.9 rebounds for Los Angeles to go along with 1.7 assists.

Coming into today’s action, Los Angeles is averaging 117.1 points per contest. This figure places them 6th in the league. Coming into today’s game, the Lakers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.4 made 3’s per game. Despite struggling with their outside shot, Los Angeles remains one of the better offensive units in large part to their ability to get to the charity stripe. So far, the team is averaging 20.2 made free-throws per game.

Against the Clippers, the Lakers will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 28th in points allowed.

One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of LeBron James, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch availble as James leads the team in scoring at 29.8 points per game while Westbrook is 2nd at 15.9. For the season, James is 8th in the NBA in usage rate and 17th in player efficiency. Behind him, Westbrook has taken 15.6% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 42.3%.

Clippers vs Lakers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Clippers -4.0
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 232.0

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