LA Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Betting Preview & Picks
The Clippers enter this game as four-point faves at the best NBA betting sites. This game includes a point total of 220.5 at the best online sportsbooks. The LA Lakers face the LA Clippers at Crypto.com Arena on this Thursday, October 20, 2022. The contest, which will be the first of the 2022-23 season for the two teams, will tip off at 7:00 PM ET.
LA Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Clippers||-4 ( -110 )||220½ ( -110 )||-175|
|Lakers||+4 ( -110 )||220½ ( -110 )||+155|
Betting LA Clippers
The Clippers are road favorites per the best betting sites. The 2022–23 is going to be the 53rd season for the Los Angeles Clippers franchise in the NBA, also it will be their 45th season in Southern California and it will be their 39th season in Los Angeles. Last season, the Clippers were able to qualify for the play-in tournament, but they failed to make it to the playoffs for the 1st time since the 2018 season after they were defeated by the Minnesota Timberwolves and they also lost to the New Orleans Pelicans.
It was also the very first time in the career of Kawhi Leonard that his team that he plays for missed the playoffs. However, the player did not feature whatsoever for the Clippers in the season because of an injury that he sustained and that kept him out of action for the entirety of the season.
The league is not known for awarding a Most Versatile Team award. The term “optionality” is buzzing around the NBA, however, because if you play just one way that is not something that works anymore. Championship teams are those that must win four series.
That might be something that requires four very much different team rotations. Those contenders that want to be ready to be to able to deal with the zones, the traps, the drops, the switches, the size, the speed, the spacing and the physicality.
The Los Angeles Clippers are a team that can do all of those things that we just enumerated for the following reason that they have it all. They have the superstars and the super-subs, the spacers and the slashers, the creators and the connectors.
Also they do have the point forwards as well as they also have the stretch five’s, the movement shooters and the downhill drivers. They also do have the ability to go ahead and play lineups that are big and lineups that are small, lineups fast and slow, lineups orthodox and oddball.
For the Clippers, a little thing called flexibility is a weapon in their arsenal. Head coach Tyronn Lue has been known for making playoff adjustments as much as he is known for the famous Iverson stepover. This is a depth that makes them less susceptible to the issue of injuries, and matchup problems and other specific schemes.
In the 2021 season playoffs the Clippers fell down 0-2 in back to back series, but the Clippers had a lot of countermoves. Their more powerful move was a move in which they would go positionless. Toward the end of the two series, seven-foot center Ivica Zubac was to be relegated to doing spot duty.
They would list the 6-foot-8 Nicolas Batum in the position of starting center, but, playing against Dallas, Batum was to be the one that was shutting down 6-foot-1 Jalen Brunson. On defense, the Clippers were characterized as long, and active and disruptive. On offense, they indeed made the game much more simple: what they did was they spaced the floor, then they attacked a weak defensive player. Even following their franchise player tearing his ACL, Utah simply didn’t have a counter.
Betting LA Lakers
Thee Lakers are home dogs per the best betting sites. The 2022–23 season will be the Los Angeles Lakers 76th season overall, their 75th season in the NBA, their 63rd season in LA, and their 24th season playing home games at Crypto.com Arena.
On April 11, 2022, the team fired Frank Vogel as their head coach. Vogel had led the team to their first title since 2010 in 2020. He also led them to a one first-round exit in 2021. He finished 127–98. On June 3, 2022, they hired Darvin Ham to be their new head coach. Before the start of the season, they announced that they will retire the jersey numbers of George Mikan and Pau Gasol. Mikan’s No. 99 shall be retired on October 30, 2022 versus the Denver Nuggets. Gasol’s No. 16 shall be retired on March 7, 2023 versus his erstwhile team the Memphis Grizzlies.
LA Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Pick