Clippers vs. Lakers NBA Prediction
It’ll be the Battle of L.A. in the second game of ESPN’s NBA Friday night double header at 10:00 p.m. ET when the Lakers host the Clippers. The Clippers are listed as slight underdogs in this matchup but are they the best play tonight from an ATS standpoint?
517 Los Angeles Clippers (+1) at 518 Los Angeles Lakers (-1); o/u 223
10:00 p.m. ET, Friday, February 25, 2022
Venue: crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Clippers DFS Notes
Reggie Jackson put up 12 points (5-of-13 FGs), three rebounds, 14 assists, one steal, two triples, and two turnovers in 26 minutes on Thursday. Jackson had 10 assists at halftime, which put him on pace to tie his career-high 20 dimes that he dropped in 2015. However, the game wasn’t close enough for him to remain on the court. He’d been solid over the past four games in that category with three games with eight assists and one with nine. We’ll see if he can keep those up after the long weekend off.
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Notes
LeBron James (left knee soreness) is questionable for Friday’s game against the Clippers. We’ve been down this road with James before; the Lakers list him as either questionable or probable, only for him to come through with an exemplary performance. Expect something similar on Friday, as the Lakers look to begin their charge out of the play-in tournament portion of the Western Conference standings.
Clippers vs. Lakers NBA Betting Prediction
The Clippers are a perfect 9-0 against the Lakers the last nine times they’ve been listed as the road team in this matchup and have covered against their in-stadium rivals in five of the last six meetings. The Clippers are also 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall, are 22-6-1 against the number in their last 29 games playing on three or more days of rest and have cashed in six of their last eight games as a road dog.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS +1.5