Lakers vs. Clippers - 4/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (50-26) at Los Angeles Lakers (20-55)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 9:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +11.5 -- Over/Under: 212 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSW2, TWC SN
The Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers meet Sunday at the STAPLES Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 10 games. On the season, the Clippers are averaging 106.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting and are allowing 100.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 22.2 points and 7.7 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 19.2 points and 10.2 assists. J.J. Redick is shooting 47.4 percent from the field and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 14.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 51.2 percent from the field and 41 percent from deep in their last five games. The Clippers have topped 100 points in nine straight games. The Clippers keep climbing up the standings and still have a shot to get the No. 2 seed if they stay hot.
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The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after losing four of their last five games. On the season, the Lakers are averaging 98.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting and are allowing 104.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Jordan Hill is averaging 12.1 points and 8.1 rebounds while Carlos Boozer is averaging 11.9 points and 6.8 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 4.6 assists and Jordan Clarkson is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting just 42.4 percent in their last five games and have lost seven straight when scoring less than 100 points. Seven of the Lakers last 10 victories have come on their home court.
The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games. The Clippers are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Lakers have given up ages ago and know they're better off losing this game than trying to win. Look for an ugly game that the Clippers win by double digits.