The Los Angeles Lakers (31-18) take on the Los Angles Clippers (32-18) Sunday afternoon at Staples Center. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze the Lakers-Clippers odds and lines, with NBA picks and predictions.
With both SF LeBron James and PF Anthony Davis missing time due to injuries, the Lakers have struggled over the last month; however, they have won three of their last four games albeit against average competition. Both Davis and James will be out again Sunday, but this is a chance for their role players to compete with one of the best teams in the league.
The Clippers enter this game on a two-game losing skid, falling to the Orlando Magic and Denver Nuggets. They remain one of the most inconsistent teams in the league on a night-to-night basis but are tough to beat at their peak.
Lakers at Clippers: Odds, spread and lines
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- Money line: Lakers +500 (bet $100 to win $500) | Clippers -700 (bet $700 to win $100)
- Against the spread/ATS: Lakers +11 (-110) | Clippers -11 (-110)
- Over/Under: 213.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Lakers at Clippers: Key injuries
- SF LeBron James (ankle) out
- PF Anthony Davis (calf) out
- C Andre Drummond (toe) questionable
- SG Wesley Matthews (neck) questionable
- PF Serge Ibaka (back) out
- PG Patrick Beverley (knee) out
- PG Rajon Rondo (hip) questionable
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Lakers at Clippers: Odds, lines, predictions and picks
Clippers 115, Lakers 98
Money line (ML)
PASS on the money line as the Clippers are -700 favorites. The Lakers are missing far too many key players and won’t be able to keep up on the offensive side to win this game.
The Clippers are just too big of favorites to wager on. Look to the point spread instead for more value.
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Against the spread (ATS)
CLIPPERS -11 (-110) is the play as the Lakers will be without their two superstars in James and Davis.
Given the Clippers have a top-10 offense, they should be able to score into the mid-110s in this game, whereas the Lakers could struggle to even get to 100 points without their top-two leading scorers. Look for this game to get ugly and for the Clippers to cover with ease Sunday afternoon.
UNDER 213.5 (-110) is the lean here as the Lakers have really struggled on offense without their two superstars. Their defense has been surprisingly good, however, so it’s possible they could hold the Clippers under 110 points.
Still, don’t expect the Lakers to do much scoring in this game, allowing the Under to hit at Staples Center.
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