Clippers vs. Lakers - 4/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (16-60) at Los Angeles Clippers (48-28)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -14 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers meet Tuesday night at the Staples Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers could use a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 97.7 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 16.9 points and 2.9 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.5 points and four rebounds. Louis Williams is grabbing 2.5 rebounds and D'Angelo Russell is dishing 3.4 assists. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost nine straight road games.
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The Los Angeles Clippers look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 104.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 22.7 points and 8.5 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 19.9 points and 10 assists. J.J. Redick is dishing 1.4 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won four straight home games. Paul Pierce is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Lakers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 3-11 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Los Angeles.
This is a lot of points to lay with a Clippers team that has to get used to playing with Blake again. The Lakers have been playing really hard as of late, with guys such as Clarkson and Russell really starting to come into their own. I'd take the points in this one.