Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction 2/28/2024

The Los Angeles Lakers (31-28) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers (37-19) on Wednesday, February 28th. This game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles and televised on ESPN. Both the Lakers and Clippers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 ET.

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The Lakers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Lakers lost to the Suns with a final score of 123-113. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 72-63, the Lakers picked up the win.

As of today, the Lakers have an overall record of 31-28 and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. When playing on the road, the Lakers are 11-19 compared to their 20-9 record at home.

So far, Los Angeles’ ATS record is below .500 at 26-33. Los Angeles has failed to cover the spread in two straight road games and are 12-18 ATS on the road compared to 14-15 at home.

The Clippers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Clippers were defeated by the Kings in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 123-107. Besides losing the game outright, the Clippers also fell short against the spread, failing to cover as -4 point favorites. As for the over/under, the combined score of 230 points didn’t reach the over/under line of 238.5.

With a record of 37-19, the Clippers are looking to add to their above .500 record as they prepare to face the Lakers. In the Western Conference, the Clippers are 4th and are leading the Pacific Division.

Presently, Los Angeles boasts an ATS record of 29-27, which is above .500 against the spread. The Clippers have experienced a five game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 3-8 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.

Lakers Offense Breakdown

Los Angeles has recorded an average of 116.9 points per game (13th) throughout 59 games games.

So far this season, the Lakers have been one of the most efficient offensive teams in the league. They are currently ranked 4th in field goal percentage and 8th in true shooting percentage. In terms of pace, they are 6th in the league.

When it comes to scoring, the Lakers are 13th in the NBA at 116.9 points per game. Interestingly, they have been slightly better on the road (116.2 PPG) compared to at home (117.6 PPG).

One area where the Lakers have struggled is three-point shooting. They are last in the league in both three-point attempts and made threes. Overall, they have made 37% of their three-point attempts, which is 14th in the NBA.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

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Leading up to today’s matchup, the Clippers are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 117.6 points per game (10th).

At home, the Clippers are averaging 116.9 points per game this season (14th). Overall, they are 10th in the NBA in scoring at 117.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Clippers are 7th in the league at 49%. When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Clippers are 13th in both attempts and makes.

So far this season, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 51.8% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 26th in the league at 97.3 possessions per game. When it comes to two-point field goal percentage, the Clippers are 11th in the NBA at 55%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Clippers are 2nd in the league in three-point field goal percentage at 39%. So far this season, the Clippers are averaging 25.9 assists per game (21st). In terms of offensive rebounds, they are 19th in the NBA.

Lakers Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Lakers’ defense is giving up an average of 117.4 points per contest. 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.

Clippers Team Defense

This season, the Clippers’ defense is the 10th ranked defense in the NBA at 10th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 57.1% of their games. Inside the arc, the Clippers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.1% and 35.6% from three-point territory.

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 24 points and going 9/16 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 24.9 points per game, along with 12.3 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 24 and grabbing 6 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 52.8%, and he is contributing 23.9 points per game on average.

Lakers vs Clippers Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Lakers have a straight up record of 3-2 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 119 points per game in these contests.
  • The Clippers are 3-2 ATS in their last home games and 4-1 straight-up.
  • The last three games that Los Angeles was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Clippers have a straight up record of 6-4 and an ATS mark of 3-7.

Lakers vs Clippers Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +3.5, the Lakers is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 235.5, and our model predicts the Lakers and Clippers to score a combined 242 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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