Lakers vs. Clippers Prediction
It’s the big battle in Los Angeles today when the Clippers play host to the Lakers in the featured game in the NBA at 3:30PM ET. Who will come out on top?
503 Los Angeles Lakers vs. 504 Los Angeles Clippers
Sunday, March 8, 2020
3:30PM ET – STAPLES Center
TV – ABC
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Clippers are the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Lakers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 225.5 points. The public betting currently has 55 percent of the wagers going on the Clippers as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Lakers stay atop West
Los Angeles is staying atop the Western Conference thanks to a 3-game win streak right now. The Lakers are coming off a 113-103 win at home over the Bucks on Friday. Los Angeles is now 48-13 on the season, 25-6 on the road, 34-26-1 against the spread and 31-30 with the under.
The Lakers are putting up 114.6 points per game on offense while opponents shoot a league-best 48.6 percent from the field. Defensively, Los Angeles allows just 107 points per game, while opponents shoot 44.6 percent against them. LeBron James is leading the team with 25.6 points, 10.7 assists and 7.8 rebounds per game. Anthony Davis is adding 26.6 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per contest.
Clippers on fire
Los Angeles is coming off a 120-105 win at Houston on Thursday night for a sixth consecutive win. The Clippers are 5-1 against the spread in this win streak. Los Angeles is 43-19 on the season, 25-6 ta home, 34-28 against the spread and 33-28-1 with the under.
The Clippers are putting up 116.2 points per game on offense this season while shooting 46.5 percent from the floor. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 109.7 points per game while opponents shoot 43.6 percent from the field. Kawhi Leonard is leading the Clippers this season with 26.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. Paul George is adding 20.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Lakers are 4-0 against the spread in their last four as a road underdog and 5-0 ATS in their last five games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
The Clippers are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last six after scoring 100 points or more.
The Clippers won the first two meetings between these two, covering as the underdog in the process. Today, the Clippers find themselves as the favorite and I like them to win and cover again. The Clip Join has done a good job of winning the battle on the glass against the Lakers this season and I like the depth the Clippers have compared to that of the Lakers. The Clippers have the big stars to contend with LeBron and Davis, but have the bench to stay fresh throughout a hard-fought game.
NBA Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers -2.5