Lakers vs. Clippers NBA Prediction
The second game of Thursday night’s double header on TNT takes place at STAPLES Center where the Clippers will host the Lakers at 10:00 p.m. ET. With the Clippers laying eight points and the total sitting at 211 points, what’s the best play on the board?
545 Los Angeles Lakers (+8) at 546 Los Angeles Clippers (-8); o/u 211
10:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, May 6, 2021
Venue: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin
LeBron James (sprained right ankle) will be day-to-day after sitting out Thursday's game vs. the Clippers. Adrian Wojnarowski previously reported that LeBron is also expected to miss Friday's game vs. the Blazers, but coach Frank Vogel didn't rule him out. Vogel said that LeBron's first two games after returning from the injury "were to test his ankle out, and they decided to give him more rest afterwards." That story has changed a few times but whether he had a setback or this was planned, it'll result in LBJ missing at least one game. Fantasy managers are forced to echo Vogel's sentiments: "[It's] not an ideal situation. We're just going to make the best of it."
Los Angeles Clippers DFS Spin
Shooting 8-of-16 from the field and 4-of-5 from the foul line, Paul George finished Tuesday's win over the Raptors with 22 points, nine rebounds, four assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes. George has now scored 20 points or more in 11 of his last 12 games, with the lone exception being his nine-point dud in an April 26 loss to the Pelicans. Tuesday's matchup wound up being tougher than some may have expected, as the Raptors made sure to provide as much help as possible to Yuta Watanabe and Stanley Johnson. While George was able to get up 16 field goal attempts, Kawhi Leonard went just 3-of-6 from the field and finished with 13 points, three rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer.
Lakers vs. Clippers Betting Prediction
The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams and is 11-3-1 in the last 15 meetings at STAPLES Center The under is 24-11 in the Lakers’ last 35 road games and is 7-3 in their last 10 games coming off a win. On the other side, the under is 6-0 in the Clippers’ last six games overall and is 4-0 in their last four home games.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: LAKERS/CLIPPERS UNDER 211