The Los Angeles Clippers (25-24) and Los Angeles Lakers (22-25) meet Tuesday at Crypto.com Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET (TNT). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Clippers vs. Lakers odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Clippers covered the spread as 2-point underdogs Sunday in a 112-98 win at the Dallas Mavericks. F Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 30 points as the 2-time NBA Finals MVP played with G Paul George for just the 18th time this season. The Clippers are 37-17 against the spread (ATS) vs. the Lakers in the last 54 meetings.
The Lakers covered as 6-point underdogs Sunday in a 121-112 win at the Portland Trail Blazers. F LeBron James finished with a game-high 37 points as the Lakers came back from a 25-point halftime deficit. The Lakers have covered in 4 of their last 5 games.
Clippers at Lakers odds
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- Moneyline (ML): Clippers -200 (bet $200 to win $100) | Lakers +170 (bet $100 to win $170)
- Against the spread (ATS): Clippers -5.5 (-102) | Lakers +5.5 (-118)
- Over/Under (O/U): 229.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)
Clippers at Lakers key injuries
- G Luke Kennard (calf) out
- G John Wall (abdominal) out
- C Anthony Davis (foot) out
- F Rui Hachimura (coach’s decision) out
- F LeBron James (ankle) questionable
- G Austin Reaves (hamstring) out
- F Lonnie Walker IV (knee) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Clippers at Lakers picks and predictions
Clippers 115, Lakers 105
The Clippers (-200) should win, but there is no need to pay the extra juice on the moneyline when the Clippers should win by margin. Bet the spread or total instead.
BET CLIPPERS -5.5 (-102).
Even if James plays, the Lakers are coming off back-to-back double-digit comebacks and should not be counted on to keep pulling off improbable wins. The Lakers have struggled vs. familiar opponents and are just 1-8 ATS when playing in the division. The Clippers have also won but back-to-back games but never trailed by more than 10 in either. Lay the points with the more dependable Los Angeles team.
BET UNDER 229.5(-108).
The Clippers allow the 4th-fewest points per game this season (110.5) and the Under is 6-1 in the Lakers’ last 7 games. These teams tend to play low-scoring games vs. each other as the Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and Tuesday’s matchup should be another low-scoring affair between these in-division rivals.