The Los Angeles Lakers (27-34) face the Los Angeles Clippers (33-31) Thursday for the fourth and final time during the regular season. Tip-off from the shared Crypto.com Arena is set for 10 p.m. ET with the Clippers acting as the home team. Below, we look at the Lakers vs. Clippers odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
The Lakers have lost all three of their games since the All-Star break. They have also lost six of their last seven overall and 10 of their last 13 games. They are in ninth place in the Western Conference and would have to play in the play-in games to determine the final two seeds.
The Clippers are 3-0 since coming back from the All-Star break and have won six of their last seven games overall. They are in eighth place in the Western Conference, 4.5 games ahead of the Lakers.
Lakers at Clippers odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Lakers +122 (bet $100 to win $122) | Clippers -150 (bet $150 to win $100)
Against the spread (ATS): Lakers +2.5 (-105) | Clippers -2.5 (-120)
Over/Under (O/U): 217.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
Lakers at Clippers key injuries
G Avery Bradley (knee) questionable
F Anthony Davis (foot) out
G Talen Horton-Tucker (ankle) probable
F LeBron James (knee) questionable
F Paul George (elbow) out
G Kawhi Leonard (knee) out
G Normal Powell (foot) out
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Lakers at Clippers odds, lines, picks and predictions
Clippers 113, Lakers 109
The Clippers have beaten the Lakers in all three matchups this season, although the games have been decided by a total of 8 points.
The Lakers are reeling right now with just three wins in their last 13 games. They are 9-18 on the road this season but they are on the “road” tonight, as they share the arena with the Clippers. Including their other “road game” against the Clippers this season, they are 18-17 at Crypto.com Arena.
The Clippers, including two wins over the Lakers as the road team, are 20-13 in the arena.
Take the CLIPPERS (-150).
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Against the spread
The Clippers beat the Lakers once by 4 points, once by 3 points and once by 1 point in the three previous matchups.
The Lakers’ last three losses have been by at least 3 points.
The Clippers have covered the spread in six of their last seven games overall.
Take the CLIPPERS -2.5 (-120).
Two of the three matchups between the Lakers and Clippers this season finished with totals of more than 217.
Five of the Clippers’ last eight games have had totals of less than 218. Four of the last six for the Lakers also have had fewer than 218 points.
However, based on the three previous games between the two teams and considering the low projected total, I LEAN OVER 217.5 (-112).
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