Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/13/20

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/13/20 Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers

NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Staples Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +3.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The Los Angeles Clippers look for a win after losing their preseason opener to the Lakers. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 81 points on 35.7 percent shooting and allowing 87 points on 35.7 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 10 points and two rebounds while Lou Williams is averaging seven points and one rebound. Luke Kennard is dishing two assists and Mfiondu Kabengele is grabbing five rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 27.8 percent from beyond the arc and 64.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 55 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers look for another preseason win after beating the Clippers on Friday. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 87 points on 35.7 percent shooting and allowing 81 points on 35.7 percent shooting. Talen Horton-Tucker is averaging 19 points and nine rebounds while Kyle Kuzma is averaging 18 points and five assists. Montrezl Harrell is the third double-digit scorer and Dennis Schroder is grabbing four rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 27.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.

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The Clippers are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lakers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 6-0-2 in Clippers last 8 overall. The under is 4-1 in Lakers last 5 Sunday games. The Clippers are 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles.  

Neither team in the first meeting could get anything going offensively, and the Lakers were still in control for majority of the contest and won by six points. It's tough to predict this game when you consider the stars will continue to sit out or be on heavy minute restrictions. However, it's tough to turn down the Lakers and free points once again, as they are the defending champs and have a bunch of role players who are eager to prove they're worthy of sticking around. The Lakers also have Harrell who doesn't want to lose to his former team.

We hit on the Lakers as underdogs on Friday. I'm double dipping. 

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers +3.5

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