The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers meet Sunday in NBA Summer League action at the Thomas & Mack Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 88.8 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 85.5 points on 37.5 percent shooting. Max Christie is averaging 19 points and 6.3 rebounds, while L.J Figueroa is averaging 15 points and 5 rebounds. Cole Swider is the third double-digit scorer and Colin Castleton is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Preview
The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 91 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 87.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Xavier Moon is averaging 19.3 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Kobe Brown is averaging 17.5 points and 8.8 rebounds. Matt Morgan is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Bowden is grabbing 0.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.5 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers being favored in this spot is weird because they've been underwhelming up to this point, they can't score, and they just got their boots smoked by the Grizzlies. The Los Angeles Clippers are riding a 3-game winning streak and their defense has been on point. You can also argue the Clippers will have the best player on the floor. Give me the free bucket.