Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 3/8/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 3/8/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (48-13) at Los Angeles Clippers (43-19)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Staples Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 225.5

TV: ABC

The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The Los Angeles Lakers look for a statement win after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 114.6 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 26.6 points and 9.5 rebounds while LeBron James is averaging 25.6 points and 10.7 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won five of their last six road games.

The Los Angeles Clippers look for a win to build on their six-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 116.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 26.9 points and 7.5 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 20.9 points and 3.9 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won five of their last six home games.

The Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a road underdog, 14-3 ATS in their last 17 games as an underdog and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 10-4 in Lakers last 14 road games. The under is 5-2 in Clippers last 7 overall. The Lakers are 7-15 ATS in the last 22 meetings in L.A and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

The Los Angeles Clippers have won the first two meetings of the season and are starting to play their best ball of the season with six straight wins and winning their last five games by an average of 15 points. However, we're getting a free bucket with a Lakers team that's playing not too shabby in its own right and is 7-1 against the spread this season as an underdog. To me the value is with the team getting free points, as you can make a strong case for either side. I'll take the Lakers.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers +2.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.