Lakers vs. Clippers Prediction
Will tonight's battle of in-state rivals fall under the total for bettors when the Los Angeles Clippers host the Lakers at 10:30 p.m. ET? Here's a breakdown of the matchup.
Who Oddsmakers Like: Clippers. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Clippers are 4.5-point home favorites to beat the Lakers, who opened as 6-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, currently sits at 214.5 points after hitting the board at 213.5.
Who Public Bettors Like: Clippers. As of Monday morning, just over 60% of the tickets are on the Clippers to cover the point spread tonight.
Injury Report: The Lakers enter play relatively healthy. Only Larry Nance Jr. is listed on their injury report and he's probable to play tonight with a thumb injury. On the other side, Danilo Gallinari is out with a hip injury and Patrick Beverley is out for the season due to a knee injury. The only other player listed on the Clippers' injury report is Milos Tedodosic, who is doubtful tonight with a foot injury.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is a perfect 8-0 in the last eight meetings between these two teams when the Clippers are the host. In the last 12 meetings, the under is 10-2. Also, in the Lakers' last eight games coming off a failed cover, the under has cashed six times.
On the other side, the under is 5-2 in the Clippers' last seven games overall, is 7-3 in their last 10 home games coming off a road trip of seven or more days, and is 5-1 in their last six games following a win.
MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: LAKERS/CLIPPERS UNDER 214.5