The best betting sites favor the Los Angeles Lakers over the Los Angeles Clippers by 2.5 points on July 30 at The Arena in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The Clippers are the road team and the Lakers the home team, nominally speaking.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers Odds
|Clippers||+4½ (-110)||216 (-110)||+160|
|Lakers||-4½ (-110)||216 (-110)||-185|
Betting Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers enter the game as underdogs, according to the best online sportsbooks. They are ranking in the top 10 in total rebounds (3rd, 48.02 rpg), scoring (4th, 116.1 ppg), free-throw percentage (8th, 79.2%), and three-point percentage (10th, 36.6%). Their road offense is 6th in scoring (114.78 ppg) and total rebounds (46.53 rpg). And 4th in FT percentage (79.60%). The Clippers have the second-best three-point defense (34.04%) and third-best field goal defense (43.64%). They rank 2nd and 3rd as well in those two categories on the road (33.77% and 43.54% respectively). However, they allow 109.67 points and 45.47 total rebounds per game. And 110.81 ppg and 46.44 trpg on the road.
Per the best betting sites, the Clippers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games. 7-1 SU in their last eight games. 15-5 SU in their last 20 games vs. the Lakers. 4-1 ATS in their last five games on the road. 6-0 ATS in their last six games playing on the road against the Lakers. 4-1 SU in their last five games this season. 6-1 SU in their last seven games against a Western Conference team. The total has gone under in seven of the Clippers’ last nine games against a Pacific Division team.
The Clippers were poised to make a deep run when the league shut down.
They were second in the Western Conference with a 44-20 record, 5 1/2 games behind the Lakers. ”We’re going to pick up where we left off,” Paul George said. Los Angeles was 25-7 at home and 19-13 on the road. Their home is now the former Walt Disney World complex in Florida, though. Kawhi Leonard has two championship rings, one with San Antonio and the other with Toronto. Head coach Doc Rivers has one with Boston. George is avid to get his first in his 10th season following fruitless years in Indiana and Oklahoma City.
Betting Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers are the best betting sites’ favorites. They have the best field goal percentage in the league (48.47%). Additionally, they score 114.33 points (7th) and grab 46.14 total rebounds per game (8th). The Lakers rank 5th in home field goal percentage (48.35%) and home total rebounds (47.35 rpg). But they shoot just 35.04% from the three-point line (20th) and 75.24% from the FT line (23rd) at home.
The Lakers rank in the top 5 in scoring, rebound, and three-point defense, allowing just 106.92 points and 42.32 total rebounds per game, and keeping teams to 34.18% three-point shooting. The Lakers have the second-best scoring and three-point home defense, allowing 105.16 points and 32.84% shooting. They also have the 3rd-best field goal defense (43.58%) and 5th-best total rebound defense (42.00 rpg) at home.
The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games. 6-1 SU in their last seven games at home. 0-6 ATS in their last six games playing at home against the Clippers. 8-2 SU in their last 10 games this season. 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against a Western Conference team. The total has gone under in seven of the Lakers’ last nine games against a Pacific Division team. And under in six of the Lakers’ last seven games played on a Thursday.
Clippers vs Lakers Pick:
Los Angeles Lakers