Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 10:00 PM (Staples Center)
The Los Angeles Clippers will face off against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles Clippers are coming off of a victory over the Orlando Magic, putting them on a two-game winning streak after defeating the Miami Heat in their game before Orlando.
The Los Angeles Clippers are 33-14 on the season and have been an excellent team due to their incredible depth and star power. However, the Clippers have been unlucky with injuries as well as strategic with their load management of Kawahi Leonard this season. Many believe that the Clippers have not hit their full gear, as they are waiting until the playoffs to go full force against teams.
The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off of a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, that saw the Lakers get dominated due to Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons’ terrific nights. The loss snapped a two-game winning streak the Lakers were on. The Lakers have still won seven of their last ten games.
The Los Angeles Lakers are 36-10 on the season. The Lakers are the best team in the Western Conference as LeBron James, and Anthony Davis has been incredible this season. Both James and Davis were voted as NBA All-Star Starters last week, with James being named a captain alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The Clippers are 26-21-1 ATS this season
Over is 22-24 for the Clippers this season
The Lakers are 24-21-1 ATS this season
Over is 22-24 for the Lakers this season
This game will be like no other that the Los Angeles Lakers fans have seen. Although this rivalry is very monumental, and the matchup of LeBron James vs. Kawhi Leonard will undoubtedly be a significant story in this game, the result of this game seems secondary to the night. This game will be the first night that the Los Angeles Lakers play after the passing of their legend Kobe Bryant. There will likely be a ton of emotions and tributes given to Kobe Bryant, and with all of those emotions running so high, I see the Los Angeles Lakers making an incredible effort to win this game, and ultimately doing so in a tight game. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Lakers win 124-118.