Lakers vs. Clippers NBA Prediction
In-stadium rivals clash on ABC Sunday when the Lakers take on the Clippers at 3:30 p.m. ET. Will the Clippers cover as an 11-point favorite over their banged-up rivals or is there more value in the total?
503 Los Angeles Lakers (+11) at 504 Los Angeles Clippers (-11); o/u 214
3:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, April 4, 2021
Venue: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin
Kyle Kuzma went bonkers in a 115-94 win over the Kings on Friday, scoring a season-high 30 points on 11-of-18 shots and 4-of-5 free throws. He added five rebounds, three assists and four triples, helping the Lakers pull off their third win out of their last four. The Lakers are just buying time until they get their two superstars back, and Kuzma will continue to benefit immensely until that happens -- he's averaging 16.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.9 dimes, 0.6 steals and 2.5 triples over the last two weeks. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Los Angeles Clippers DFS Spin
Paul George acknowledged that his right toe issue could linger for the remainder of the season, but his goal is to be able to play with "minimal pain." "We are trying to figure it out now," George said when asked about the lingering toe injury after he returned to the floor on Thursday. "Honestly, we're trying to get on top of it now. Hasn't seemed to go away yet. But at this point it is just managing the soreness and swelling. There really is no pop on the right foot, because I can't really bend my toe... if I can play and playing with minimal pain, that is what I am going for." George missed seven straight games in February with the toe issue, came back and played in 16 of his next 17, and then he missed another two games this week before returning last night. It doesn't sound like the issue is going away, but at least he's trying to fight through the pain. Back-to-back sets may be an issue moving forward, though.
Lakers vs. Clippers Betting Prediction
The under is 10-3-1 in the last 14 meetings between these two teams in Los Angeles and has cashed in four of the last five meetings overall. The under is also 20-6 in the Lakers’ last 26 road games, is 6-2 in their last eight games as a road underdog and has cashed in 36 of their last 53 games overall. The under is also 14-5-3 in the Clippers’ last 22 games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600 and is 5-2 in their last seven games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous contest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: LAKERS/CLIPPERS UNDER 214