Los Angeles Lakers (34-47) at Los Angeles Clippers (42-39)
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 11, 2018, 10:30 PM (EDT)|
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The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -1.5 -- Over/Under:
TWC SN, FSW2
The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers look to end their season with a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 108.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 16.1 points and 6.3 rebounds while Julius Randle is averaging 16.3 points and eight rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing four rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost six of their last seven road games.
The Los Angeles Clippers look to end the season on a high note after losing five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 109.1 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 22.6 points and 5.3 assists while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.2 points and six rebounds. Austin Rivers is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 15.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have lost four of their last six home games.
The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 Wednesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lakers are 4-14 ATS in the last 18 meetings in Los Angeles, 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Honestly, a win here doesn't help either one of these teams and you have to question the motivation on both sides. Everybody has their bags packed and is ready for vacation. This game is a pass all the way. However, if forced to pick, I want the Lakers and the points. There's more guys on the Lakers roster who are fighting for roster spots and playing time, and games like this is where they can get their coaches attention. The Los Angeles Clippers have packed things in much sooner and are being outscored by 11.6 points in their last five games. I'll take the free bucket.