At 10:00 ET, the Clippers (-360) will host the Lakers (+285) in a Western Pacific divisional matchup. Los Angeles (-8) is currently 4th in the West, while the Lakers are 9th. The O/U line for this game is 229.5.

Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles will be the site for tonight’s game. The Clippers are currently on a two-game win streak.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Los Angeles Lakers +8

This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena at 10:00 ET on Tuesday, January 23rd.

WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 122-117 in favor of the Clippers.
  • Our projections have Kawhi Leonard finishing with Kawhi Leonard points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Clippers finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.3% and knocking down 14 threes.

Will the Lakers Exceed Expectations on the Road?

In the Western Conference standings, the Lakers are currently in 9th place with a record of 22-22. In the Pacific Division, they are in 4th place.

On the road, the Lakers are 6-14 this season, and they are 8-12 against the spread on the road. Their average scoring differential on the road is -7.4 points per game.

As the underdog, the Lakers are 5-13 straight-up and 8-10 against the spread. They have an ATS record of 19-25 overall.

The Lakers’ O/U record for the season is 23-21, and their games have averaged 230.4 points per game. This year, their games have had an average O/U line of 230.5.

In their last game, the Lakers defeated the Trail Blazers by a score of 134-110. The O/U line for that game was 230 points.

The Lakers covered the spread in their last game, going in as 11.5-point favorites. In today’s game, the Lakers are 8-point underdogs.

Offensively, the Lakers are a top-10 team in terms of both field goal percentage and assists. They are currently 7th in pace, averaging 100.5 possessions per game. When it comes to scoring, the Lakers are 17th in the league with 114.8 points per game.

When looking at their three-point shooting, the Lakers are 28th in the league in three-pointers made per game (11). In terms of three-point percentage, they are 21st at 36%. In contrast, the Lakers are 4th in the league in two-point field goals made per game.

Coming into this game, the Lakers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 38.6% of their games. In terms of free throws, they are 11th in the league in both makes and attempts per game.

On the road, the Lakers’ have struggled this season, giving up 121.0 points per game compared to their season average of 115.6 PPG allowed. For the season, their defense is 16th in the league. Inside the arc, the Lakers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.5% and 37.7% from three-point territory.

Can Los Angeles Live Up to the Hype at Home?

In their last game, the Clippers defeated the Nets by a score of 125-114. The over/under line for the game was 227 points. The win improved the Clippers’ record to 27-14 on the season, which is good for 4th place in the Western Conference.

At home this season, the Clippers have won 7 straight games and have a record of 18-4. Today, they are favored by 8 points and have a record of 27-6 as the favorite. Against the spread at home, the Clippers are 13-9 and 21-12 overall.

The Clippers’ O/U record for the season is 19-22, and their last two games have gone over the posted totals. On average, their games have finished with 229.9 points, which is just above today’s line of 229.5.

Looking at their ATS record, the Clippers have covered the spread in two straight games and are 22-19 for the season. As the favorite, they have covered the spread in three straight games.

Currently, the Clippers are in 1st place in the Pacific Division with a record of 27-14. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 20-11 compared to 7-3 against the East.

When playing at home, the Clippers are averaging 118.4 points per game, which is 11th in the NBA. Overall, they are 9th in scoring at 117.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Clippers are 5th in the league at 49%. They are also 4th in true shooting percentage.

So far, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 56.1% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 26th in the league at 97 possessions per game. When it comes to three-point shooting, the Clippers are 1st in three-point percentage at 39%.

Overall, the Clippers are 18th in assists at 25.8 per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, they are 19th in the NBA. When playing at home, the Clippers have outscored their own scoring average in two straight games.

At present, the Clippers’ defense is ranked 9th, allowing 112.0 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Clippers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 53.5% and allowing 36.2% from beyond the arc.