At 10:00 ET, the Lakers (+135) will visit the Clippers (-162) at Crypto.com Arena in a Western Pacific division matchup. The Clippers are favored by 3.5 points and the over/under line is set at 235.5.

Los Angeles (37-19) is currently 4th in the Western Conference, while the Lakers (31-28) are 10th.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Los Angeles Lakers +3.5

This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena at 10:00 ET on Wednesday, February 28th.

WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 133-109 in favor of the Lakers.
  • Our projections have Anthony Davis finishing with Anthony Davis points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Lakers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.0% and knocking down 13 threes.

No Pressure for Los Angeles as Away Dogs

In terms of their ATS record, the Lakers have lost three straight games and are 26-33 for the season. On the road, their ATS record is 12-18 compared to 14-15 at home.

As the underdog, the Lakers are 10-18 straight-up and 13-15 vs. the spread. Today, they are 3.5-point underdogs and have gone 2-28 as the underdog this season. Their average scoring differential as the underdog is -5.4 points per game.

On average, the Lakers’ games have finished with 234.3 points per game, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 235.5. This season, their games have averaged an O/U line of 232.3.

Los Angeles is currently 10th in the Western Conference with a record of 31-28. In their last game, they lost to the Suns by a score of 123-113. The Lakers were 3.5-point underdogs in that game.

The Lakers’ O/U record for the season is 32-27, and their last game vs. the Suns finished with 236 points, which was below the O/U line of 241.5.

This season, the Lakers are 13th in the NBA in scoring at 116.9 points per game. However, they have been slightly better on the road, averaging 116.2 points compared to 117.6 at home.

When it comes to pace, the Lakers are one of the fastest teams in the league, ranking 6th at 101 possessions per game. This has helped them to a top-five ranking in field goal percentage at 49%.

Despite their pace, the Lakers are just 30th in three-point attempts and 28th in made threes. Overall, they are 14th in three-point shooting at 37%.

On defense, the Lakers are ranked 19th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 55.9% of their games. For the season, Los Angeles is ranked 30th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 18.9 free-throws per game vs. the Lakers and have an overall field goal percentage of 47.2%.

Does Los Angeles Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

In the Western Conference standings, the Clippers are currently in 4th place with a record of 37-19. This is good for 1st place in the Pacific Division.

Looking at their ATS record, the Clippers are 29-27 for the season. This includes a 14-13 record against the spread at home and a 15-14 record on the road.

As the favorite, the Clippers are 35-10 straight-up and 26-19 vs. the spread. Today, they are favored by 3.5 points and have gone 45-11 as the favorite this season.

The Clippers’ O/U record for the season is 24-31-1, and the under has hit in their last two games. On average, their games have finished with 230.4 points, and today’s O/U line is set at 235.5.

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

When it comes to scoring, the Clippers are 10th in the NBA at 117.6 points per game. However, at home, they are averaging 116.9 points per game, which is 14th in the league. Overall, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 51.8% of their games.

Los Angeles is one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, connecting on 39% of their attempts (2nd). In terms of pace, the Clippers are 26th at 97.3 possessions per game.

So far this season, the Clippers have made 49% of their field goal attempts (7th). They are also 7th in free throw makes (18.8 per game).

So far, the Clippers’ defense is ranked 10th in the league at 112.9 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Clippers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.6% from downtown.