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L.A. Clippers vs. L.A. Lakers - 4/5/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers
Date & Time Friday April 5, 2019, 10:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: L.A. Clippers -9.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
SPEC
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers meet Friday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The Los Angeles Lakers look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 18.7 points and 2.5 assists while JaVale McGee is averaging 11.8 points and 7.5 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Bullock is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost six of their last seven road games.

The Los Angeles Clippers look to stay hot after winning 13 of their last 16 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 114.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 20.2 points and 5.3 assists while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.8 points and 6.2 rebounds. Montrezl Harrell is the third double-digit scorer and Landry Shamet is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won five of their last six home games.

The Lakers are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 road games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Clippers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lakers are 6-14 ATS in the last 20 meetings in LA and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Clippers last 6 overall. The under is 6-2 in Lakers last 8 overall.

The Los Angeles Clippers don't exactly have the offensive firepower to blow teams out, but they're at least playing for something these days and have a healthy roster on the court. The Los Angeles Lakers have checked out a while ago and are on the end of a back to back after getting smoked by the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers have also been rough as underdogs this season, which includes a 7-16 record when an underdog of five or more points. There's better options on the board on a loaded Friday card, but there's a lot of numbers and trends that indicate this being a comfortable home win for the Clippers.

Pick:
L.A. Clippers -9.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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