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Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction & Betting Tips 2/28/2024

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Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers 2/28/2024:
  • We like the Lakers on the moneyline (+135)
  • The Lakers are also our pick on the spread at +3.5
  • Projecting a combined 242 points, we like the over

Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers Preview

At 10:00 ET, the Clippers (-162) will host the Lakers (+135) in a Western Pacific divisional matchup. The Clippers (-3.5) are 37-19 and 4th in the West while the Lakers are 31-28 and 10th in the conference.

This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The over/under line is 235.5 and the game will be shown on ESPN.

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Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers Head-to-Head and Key Stats

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Lakers have the edge in their recent matchups against Los Angeles, going 2-1. In the last three games Los Angeles is averaging 117 points per game compared to 118 for the Clippers.

  • Although Los Angeles has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 120 points per game in these games.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 6-4 while averaging 120 per game. The team went 8-2 overall in these games.
  • The last ten games that Los Angeles was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 5-5 straight up.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting favorite, the Clippers have gone 0-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction

As the Lakers prepare to face the Clippers, they are 10th in the Western Conference with a record of 31-28. In the Pacific Division, they are 5th.

On the road, the Lakers are 11-19 this season, and they are 12-18 ATS on the road. Currently, they have lost three straight ATS on the road.

For the season, the Lakers have an O/U record of 32-27, and their games have averaged 234.3 points per game. Today’s O/U line is 235.5.

In their last game, the Lakers lost to the Suns by a score of 123-113. The O/U line for that game was 241, and the Lakers were 3.5-point underdogs going into the game.

As underdogs this season, the Lakers have gone 10-18 straight-up and 13-15 ATS. Their ATS losing streak as underdogs is now at two games.

In the Western Conference, the Lakers are 21-19 against other teams and are currently 3.5-point underdogs against the Clippers. The Lakers are 26-33 ATS for the season.

When it comes to scoring, the Lakers are 13th in the league at 116.9 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 116.2 points per game compared to 117.6 at home. So far, the Lakers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 45.8% of their games.

One area where the Lakers excel is their field goal percentage, as they are shooting 49% from the field, which is 4th in the NBA. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 8th in the league at 56%. However, they are just 30th in three-point attempts and 28th in three-point makes at 11.4 per game.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Lakers are 6th in the league in attempts at 24.3 per game. In terms of pace, they are 6th in the NBA at 101 possessions per game. Despite being 30th in offensive rebounds, the Lakers are 7th in the league in assists at 28.5 per game.

Currently, the Lakers’ defense holds the 19th rank in the NBA, allowing 117.4 points per game. The Los Angeles defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.7% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.2% of their field goal attempts vs. Los Angeles.

In Clippers games this season, the average over/under line has been 230.7, which is lower than today’s line of 235.5. The team’s games have averaged 230.4 points per game.

LA’s O/U record for the season is 24-31-1, and their last two games have finished below the posted totals. Today’s line of 235.5 is also lower than their last game, which finished with 230 points.

Against the spread, the Clippers have lost three straight games and are 29-27 for the season. At home, they are 14-13 ATS, and they are favored by 3.5 points today.

The Clippers are 37-19 overall this season and are currently in 4th place in the Western Conference. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 23-15 and 8-4 against division opponents.

In their last game, the Clippers were favored by 4 points but lost to the Kings by a score of 123-107. The O/U line for that game was 238.5.

This season, the Clippers’ offense has been one of the best in the league, ranking 10th in scoring at 117.6 points per game. However, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 118.2 points compared to 116.9 at home.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Clippers are one of the best teams in the league, hitting 39% of their attempts (2nd). Overall, they are 7th in field goal percentage at 49%.

Despite their high-scoring offense, the Clippers are just 21st in assists at 25.9 per game. In terms of pace, they are 26th in the league at 97.3 possessions per game.

At present, the Clippers’ defense is ranked 10th, allowing 112.9 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Clippers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.1% while allowing 35.6% from downtown.

Even though they are considered 3.5-point underdogs, our projection points to a 133-109 win for the Lakers.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Tips

  • We like the Lakers on the moneyline (+135)
  • The Lakers are also our pick on the spread at +3.5
  • Projecting a combined 242 points, we like the over

Los Angeles Clippers Injury Report

  • Paul George – Knee – Out

Los Angeles Lakers Injury Report

  • Anthony Davis – Achilles – Probable
  • LeBron James – Ankle – Questionable
  • Christian Wood – Knee – Out
  • Jarred Vanderbilt – Foot – Out
  • Gabe Vincent – Knee – Out
  • Cam Reddish – Ankle – Probable

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