The Los Angeles Lakers (22-22) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers (27-14) on Tuesday, January 23rd. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and televised on TNT. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.
Lakers vs Clippers
The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win
In their most recent game, the Lakers took down the Trail Blazers by a score of 134-110. At the beginning of the second half, the Lakers were leading 67-54.
In their last ten games, the Lakers are 5-5 and have an overall record of 22-22. In Western Conference games, the Lakers are 17-14 compared to 5-8 in non-conference games.
Los Angeles arrives with an ATS record of 19-25 for the season up to this point. This season, Los Angeles has a 11-15 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 8-10 when playing as underdogs.
The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win
In the game against the Nets, James Harden was the top scorer for Los Angeles, recording 24 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 50.6%. As the Clippers secured the victory with a final score of 125-114, Russell Westbrook also chipped in with 23 points.
In their last five games, the Clippers are 4-1 and have an overall record of 27-14. When playing on the road, the Clippers are 9-10 this season compared to a 18-4 record at home.
Los Angeles has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 22-19 against the spread. During this season, Los Angeles has a 21-12 record against the spread as favorites and 1-7 as underdogs.
Lakers Offense Breakdown
Through 44 games games, Los Angeles is averaging 114.8 points per game (17th).
When it comes to scoring, the Lakers are 17th in the NBA at 114.8 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 113.6 points per game.
So far this season, the Lakers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 38.6% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, the Lakers are 7th in the league at 48%.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Lakers are last in the NBA in three-point attempts and 28th in three-point makes at 11 per game. At 36%, they are 21st in three-point shooting percentage.
Clippers Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Los Angeles offense is the 9th ranked unit in the NBA, at 117.8 points per contest.
So far this season, the Clippers have been one of the most efficient three-point shooting teams in the NBA. Their three-point shooting percentage of 39% leads the league. They are also 5th in field goal percentage overall at 49%. However, their pace of play is just 26th in the NBA.
At home, the Clippers are averaging 118.4 points per game, which is 11th in the league. Overall, they are 9th in scoring at 117.8 points per game. When it comes to free throws, the Clippers are 14th in attempts and 13th in makes.
When comparing their scoring numbers to the NBA average, the Clippers have outscored the league average in 56.1% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 18th in the NBA.
Lakers Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Lakers’ defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 16th in the league at 115.6 points per game allowed. In the terms of takeaways, Lakers are causing 13.8 turnovers per game, ranking 23rd in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 11th in rejections, averaging 5.5 blocked shots each game.
Clippers Team Defense
The Clippers’ defense is presently ranked 9th in the league, allowing an average of 112.0 points per contest. Los Angeles’ defense is currently forcing 12.3 turnovers per game, which is 9th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 16th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.3 rejections per game.
Key Players For The Lakers And Clippers
Our projections for today’s game indicate that Anthony Davis will be the primary scorer for the Lakers, with 23 points and going 9/15 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 24.9 points per game, along with 12.2 rebounds.
On the other side, Kawhi Leonard is our projected leading scorer for the Clippers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 23 and grabbing 6 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 51.8%, and he is contributing 23.7 points per game on average.
Lakers vs Clippers Trends
- When looking at their past five road matchups, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 116 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
- The Clippers are 3-2 ATS in their last home games and 3-2 straight-up.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Lakers have gone 2-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
- Los Angeles has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS in their last three games.
For a pick on the point-spread in this Clippers vs. Lakers matchup, our bet is to grab the Lakers at +8. Even though our projections have the Clippers winning 122-117, we see the Lakers as the play on the point-spread.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 229.5 and given that our model is projecting 239 points between the teams, we like the over.
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