Los Angeles Lakers Stay in Town to Face the Los Angeles Clippers
It’s tough to single out one problem the Lakers are experiencing. In fact, there are numerous issues they’re having trouble overcoming. However, the most obvious one is the absence of Anthony Davis.
Frankly, even if he was healthy, he’d have trouble fixing their issues. They’ll face their fellow Los Angeles team today, and this time they’ll hope to get a win on the road over L.A.
The Clippers are dealing with their own list of injuries that took out some of their best players. With no Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the Clippers have performed surprisingly well.
They actually took down the Lakers the last time they played and will look to do so again here. Led by Nicolas Batum and Reggie Jackson, let’s see who the best team to pick in this game will be.
Game Preview: Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers March 3rd
The Los Angeles Lakers were recently beaten by the New Orleans Pelicans, 123-95. Analysts called their performance “embarrassing,” summing up the team’s recent performances.
In order to get their season and their team back on track, they need to start winning games. Morale is low in Los Angeles, and another loss could see them falling behind in the Western Conference.
The Los Angeles Clippers have moved past the Lakers in the Western Conference. They’re playing well even though they’re missing their two best players.
Nicolas Batum and Reggie Jackson have really stepped it up in the absence of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. There’s a good chance the Clippers come in as the favorites in Thursday night’s game.
Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers Betting Prediction
As we mentioned above, the Clippers are likely to come into this game as the favorites. The margin won’t be very large, though, as these teams have similar records.
With that being said, the cohesion on the Lakers is atrocious; on the road, they’ve gone 9-18 this season. At this point, it doesn’t make sense to take the Los Angeles Lakers over the Clippers on Thursday.
The Clippers will also only have a small spread to cover, making this an easier bet. The Clippers have a 31-32 ATS record, which is better than the Lakers 26-34.
With the way the Lakers have performed, we don’t think they’ll be coming out of this slump any time soon. In fact, when looking at their last ten games, the Clippers are 8-2 against the spread when playing the Lakers.
In terms of the total, we’d recommend taking the under in this game. We’ve seen both of these offenses have trouble putting points on the board.
Sure, the Clippers have been much better lately, but in a recent game, they only scored 99 points. In their last ten games against the Lakers, the total has gone under six times. Take the Clippers and the under in this one.
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.