The Los Angeles Clippers (43-19) look to lengthen their six-game winning streak against the Los Angeles Lakers (48-13) at Staples Center. Action gets underway at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 8, 2020.
Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers Betting Preview
The last time the Lakers played, they defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 113-103, resulting in a push. LeBron James was the game’s leading scorer with 37 points on 12-for-21 shooting. The Lakers held the Bucks to an offensive rebounding percentage of 10.6 (below their season average of 21.0) and had a free throw rate of 0.341 (above their season average of 0.194). The two teams combined to put up 216 points, which came in just over the projected point total of 215.
The Clippers will look to keep it rolling after comfortably covering the 1.5-point spread against the Houston Rockets in their last matchup, 120-105. With 25 points on 8-for-15 shooting, Kawhi Leonard led the Clippers in scoring. The Clippers held the Rockets to an effective field goal percentage of 0.397 (below their season average of 0.540) and had a free throw rate of 0.345 (above their season average of 0.229). The two squads collectively scored 225 points, which came in under the projected point total of 237.5.
These two teams have met twice already this season, with the Clippers winning both. In the most recent game, Leonard scored a game-high 35 points and the Clippers, who were 2-point underdogs, beat the Lakers 111-106. He also recorded 12 rebounds and five assists. The two teams combined to put up 217 points, which was just 4.5 points below the projected point total of 221.5 points. The Clippers played a nearly perfect game. They had a great free throw rate of 0.282 and a great offensive rebounding percentage of 30.2. The Lakers put up marks of 0.167 and 24.5, respectively, for those same stats.
Lakers at Clippers Betting Prediction
NBA Tip: SU Winner – Lakers, ATS Winner – Lakers, O/U – Over
The Lakers rank third in steals per game (8.6) while the Clippers rank 22nd (7.2).
The Lakers rank first in blocks per game (6.9) while the Clippers rank 15th (5.0).
The Lakers rank fourth in points off turnovers per game (18.8) while the Clippers rank 12th in points off turnovers allowed per game (16.7).
The Lakers are 44-11 when they reach the century mark, while the Clippers are 41-14.
The total has gone over in 16 of the Lakers’ 31 road games, while 16 of the Clippers’ 31 home games have gone under.
The Clippers are 4-1 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs in their last five games.
Across their last five outings, the Lakers are 4-1 ATS with 4 unders and 1 over.
The Clippers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 15.0, up from 6.5 for the season.
During their last five games, the Lakers have scored an average of 111.8 points per game (2.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 103.0 points per game (4.0 below their season average).