Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 20 (10/20): NBA

Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 20 (10/20): NBA

 

Odds

Time 10:00 p.m. EST
Clippers money line -225
Clippers spread -5.5 (-110)
Lakers money line +185
Lakers spread +5.5 (-110)
Over / under 225.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Lakers
Record 0-0 0-1
Road / home record 0-0 0-1
Streak   L1
Points per game 0.00 109.00
Points allowed per game 0.00 123.00
Rebounds per game 0.00 48.00
Rebounds allowed per game 0.00 48.00
Over / under record 0-0 1-0
 

Preview

The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Los Angeles to take on the Lakers for their first game of the 22-23 season on Thursday night. These teams met 4 times last season and the Clippers destroyed the Lakers beating the 4 times.

 

Los Angeles Clippers

The Clippers had a decent season last year as they ended up with a 42-40 record making it to the playoffs but lost both games of the play-in tournament. They had a 25-16 record at home and ranked 3rd in the Pacific. The Clippers were 26-26 in Western Conference play.

Reggie Jackson was averaging 17 points and 4.8 assists for the Clippers. Paul George averaged 24.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.2 steals over the past 10 games for Los Angeles.

In their last 10 games the Clippers are 4-6, averaging 115.1 points, 40.6 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 7.3 steals and 6.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.1 points per game.

The team acquired John Wall in the offseason who started in 40 games last season averaging 20.6 points per game and 6.9 assists per game.

Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers had a disapointing season and were only 12-29 on the road with a 33-49 record overall ranking fourth in the Pacific Division and they started this season with a loss against the defending champions the Warriors. James had 31 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists, while Russell Westbrook scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds after nursing a sore left hamstring. Anthony Davis added 27 points

Last season, LeBron James averaged 30.3 points while shooting 35.9% from beyond the arc. Westbrook was shooting 47.9% and averaging 17.8 points over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

In their last 10 games the Lakers are 2-8, averaging 115.7 points, 41.2 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 5.7 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.7 points.

The team made some additions in the offseason as they signed Patrick Beverly, Dennis Schroeder, Lonnie Walker, Thomas Bryant, and Dwayne Bacon. Their new coach is former Milwaukee assistant Darvin Ham.

 

BETTING TRENDS

LA Clippers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against LA Lakers.

LA Clippers are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games against LA Lakers.

LA Clippers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.

LA Clippers are 10-0 ATS in their last 10 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers.

The total has gone OVER in 10 of LA Lakers' last 14 games.

LA Lakers are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games.

LA Lakers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Clippers will be a very competitive team this year as they're full healthy and with the addition of John Wall who's not even in the starting five, this offense will be one of the best. The Lakers were dominated by the Warriors and the team is not looking good. Last season they were dominated by the Clippers so imagine how this game can be for them as the Clippers have Kawhi, George, Jackson, Morris, Zubac, Wall, Powell, Kennard, Batum and Covington, I mean this team is insane. This is a no brainer, take the Clippers.

PICK: Clippers -5.5 (-110)

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