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LA Clippers vs. LA Lakers

February 28, 2024




The next chapter of the Battle of L.A. will take place on Wednesday night when the Los Angeles Lakers face the Los Angeles Clippers at the Crypto.com Arena with the game scheduled to start at 10:00 PM ET and will air on ESPN, Bally Sports Southern California, and the Spectrum.

Los Angeles Lakers Team Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers enter this game with a record of 31-28 which puts them in 9th place in the Western Conference, however, they have lost two of their last three games including Sunday’s 113-123 loss on the road against the Phoenix Suns. Offensively, Los Angeles has been an above-average team as they rank 13th in scoring with an average of 117.02 points per game. 

Anthony Davis has played a pivotal role in the success the Lakers have had this season as he is averaging a double-double with 24.9 points and 12.3 rebounds per game while also leading the team in blocks with an average of 2.42 blocks per game which also puts him in a tie for 3rd in the NBA in rebounds and 5th in the NBA in blocks this season. The Lakers have been a below-average team defensively as they rank 18th in defense with an average of 117.28 points allowed per game. 

The Los Angeles Lakers will look to bounce back from their road loss against the Suns when they face the Los Angeles Clippers.

Los Angeles Clippers Team Preview

The Los Angeles Clippers have been one of the best teams in the Western Conference this season with a record of 37-19 which puts them in 4th place in the conference, however, the Clippers have lost three of their last five games including Sunday’s 107-123 loss at home against the Sacramento Kings. 

The Clippers rank 10th in scoring in the NBA with an average of 117.55 points per game while also being a top 10 team defensively in the league as they are allowing an average of 112.86 points per game. Ivica Zubac has been one of the better players on the team as he leads the team in rebounds and blocks with an average of 9.5 rebounds and 1.26 blocks per game this season. 

The Los Angeles Clippers will look to bounce back following the loss at home against the Kings when they play the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. 

Odds and Series Trends

WagerWeb has the Los Angeles Clippers listed as 5.5-point favorites at home against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. The Los Angeles Clippers have won eight of the last ten while the Los Angeles Lakers have won two of the previous three games in the series. The Clippers have covered the spread in seven of the last ten while the Lakers have covered the spread in two of the previous three meetings. The Los Angeles Lakers are 27-33 ATS overall, 13-14 ATS as an underdog, and 5-7 ATS in division games this season while the Los Angeles Clippers are 29-27 ATS overall, 26-20 ATS as a favorite, and 7-5 ATS in division games on the year.

Game Pick

The Los Angeles Clippers enter this game with a better record and have been the better team overall in the last ten games in the series, winning eight of the last ten contests. The Clippers have covered the spread in seven of the last ten games in the series while also being the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 29-27 ATS overall and 26-20 ATS as a favorite while the Lakers are 27-33 ATS overall and 13-14 ATS as an underdog. Buy the .5 point and lay the points with the Los Angeles Clippers when they face the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Los Angeles Clippers -5