Lakers vs. Clippers Prediction
The second game of Thursday night’s NBA double header on TNT will take place in L.A. where the Clippers will host in-stadium rival the Lakers at 10:00 p.m. ET. With the Clippers laying 2.5 points as a favorite and the total sitting at 218.5, what’s the best bet when it comes to this matchup?
513 Los Angeles Lakers (+2.5) at 514 Los Angeles Clippers (-2.5); o/u 218.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 3, 2022
Venue: crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Notes
LeBron James (right knee soreness/effusion) is yet again being listed as questionable for Thursday’s game against the Clippers. There’s almost no way LeBron watches his embarrassment of a team from the sidelines, and the questionable tag is just standard procedure for him. The King is going to give it all he has in the hopes of securing a play-in spot for a Lakers team that was the second favorite to win the championship before the season began. You can’t make this stuff up.
Los Angeles Clippers DFS Notes
Reggie Jackson hit 6-of-16 shots and three 3-pointers for 17 points, five rebounds, six assists and a steal in 26 minutes of Tuesday's relatively easy win over the Rockets. Jackson averaged 17.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.5 blocks and 1.7 3-pointers in February and got his March off to a nice start tonight. He's somehow scored in double figures in 14 straight games and has a nice four-game schedule next week.
Lakers vs. Clippers NBA Betting Prediction
The Lakers are just 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games against the Clippers and are 1-3-1 against the number in their last five games playing on only one day of rest. On the other side, the Clippers are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games overall, are 5-2 against the number in their last seven home games and are 7-3 at the window in their last 10 games when facing an opponent with a losing record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS -2.5