A Pacific Division matchup has the Los Angeles Clippers clashing against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. The Lakers are 22-25 overall and have won two straight games. Meanwhile, the Clippers are 25-24 on the year and are also on a two-game win streak. The Clippers have dominated the series as of late, winners of nine straight against the Lakers. LeBron James (ankle) is questionable while Anthony Davis (foot), Lonnie Walker IV (knee), Austin Reaves (hamstring) and Rui Hachimura (coach’s decision) are out for the Lakers. John Wall (abdominal) and Luke Kennard (calf) are out for the Clippers.
Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, where the Lakers are the home team. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Clippers as a 5-point road favorite in the latest Clippers vs. Lakers odds The over/under for total points is set at 230. Before making any Lakers vs. Clippers picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Clippers vs. Lakers and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Lakers vs. Clippers:
- Clippers vs. Lakers spread: Clippers -5
- Clippers vs. Lakers Over-Under: 230 points
- Clippers vs. Lakers money line: Clippers -205, Lakers +170
- LAC: Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games
- LAL: Lakers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win
- Clippers vs. Lakers picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why the Lakers can cover
Forward James is having a masterful campaign. James continues to showcase his outstanding offensive repertoire, scoring from anywhere on the floor, and the 18-time All-Star is tough to stop when he’s attacking downhill. James is sixth in the NBA in scoring (29.8) with 8.5 rebounds and 6.9 assists. In his last outing, he finished with 37 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists.
Center Thomas Bryant is an energetic and lengthy force in the paint. Bryant has been an effective finisher around the rim with good leaping ability as the Indiana product is averaging 12.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, and shoots 64% from the field. He’s tallied nine double-doubles on the year. On Jan. 22, Bryant racked up a season-high 31 points and 14 rebounds.
Why the Clippers can cover
Wing Norman Powell is a strong defensive presence who has terrific athleticism, great leaping ability and is fearless when attacking the lane. The UCLA product knocks down 42% of his 3-pointers on 4.6 attempts per game. Powell is putting up 16.4 points and has dropped 25-plus in two of his last three games. On Jan. 18, Powell logged 30 points, four rebounds, and three assists.
Center Ivica Zubac is a mobile and nimble big man down low who is constantly fighting to gain position to snag boards and roam near the rim for easy putbacks. The 2016 second-round pick is eighth in the league in both rebounds (10.4) and field-goal percentage (61.3) with 10.2 points per game. Zubac has recorded 17 double-doubles thus far.
How to make Clippers vs. Lakers picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 236 points. The model also says one side hits well over 50% of the time. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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