Lakers at Clippers - 4/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (20-56) at Los Angeles Clippers (52-26)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -16.5 -- Over/Under: 207 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers play Tuesday night at the STAPLES Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, the Lakers are averaging 98.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting and are allowing 104.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Jordan Hill is averaging 11.9 points and eight 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 coming off a Sunday loss to the Clippers in which they shot just 38.7 percent from the field. The Lakers have lost 10 of their last 13 games on the road. This Lakers’ team has now suffered the most losses in franchise history.
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The Los Angeles Clippers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 11 games. On the season, the Clippers are averaging 106.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting and are allowing 100.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 21.9 points and 7.6 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 19.1 points and 10.2 assists. Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.5 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 14.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 48.5 percent from the field and 43.4 percent from deep in their last five games. The Clippers have won 15 of their last 17 games when topping 100 points. Crawford is expected to return after missing 14 games with a calf injury.
The Lakers are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lakers are 8-20 ATS in the last 28 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-18 ATS in the last 24 meetings overall.
Did you see what the Clippers just did to the Lakers on Easter? Yeah, no way you can back the Lakers in this spot. I wouldn't touch this game, as I hate big chalk, but I had to pick, I'm siding with the far better team that just beat the hell out of them a day ago.