Lakers vs Clippers Odds, Unfold and Picks


Kawhi Leonard handles the ball

The Clippers host the Lakers on Thursday seeking to full the season sweep of the defending champs. (Photograph by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)

  • The Los Angeles Clippers are 8-point favorites over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday (Could sixth, 10 pm ET)
  • LeBron James is predicted to overlook his second straight sport with an ankle harm
  • See beneath for evaluation, odds and a betting prediction

The third installment of the battle of Los Angeles takes place on Thursday (Could sixth, 10 pm ET), with the Clippers seeking to full the season sweep of the defending champs.

Tyronn Lue’s staff enters play in third place within the West, whereas the Lakers at present sit sixth, making this matchup a possible opening spherical playoff preview with solely every week and a half left on the schedule.

Lakers vs Clippers Odds

Crew Unfold Moneyline at FanDuel Whole
LA Lakers +8.0 (-110) +265 Over 211 (-110)
LA Clippers -8.0 (-110) -330 Below 211 (-110)

Odds as of Could fifth.

The Clippers opened up as an 8-point favourite, in a sport that incorporates a whole of 211. LAC is such a heavy favourite as a result of LeBron James’ ankle harm, which is predicted to maintain him out of the lineup for this sport on Thursday, in addition to Friday in opposition to Portland.

Life With out LeBron

James simply returned to the lineup final Friday after lacking six weeks as a result of identical ankle problem. He performed 32 minutes in his first sport again versus Sacramento, however was compelled to go away Sunday’s contest with Toronto within the fourth quarter. He sat out Monday’s victory over Denver, and is predicted to proceed cautiously with the postseason proper across the nook.

The Lakers at present have the identical document as fifth place Dallas, however sit sixth as a result of Mavs proudly owning the tiebreaker. James and firm are desperately making an attempt to complete contained in the top-six within the West and keep away from the play-in event, a brand new occasion that LeBron clearly isn’t too keen on.

Not solely will James possible miss Thursday’s contest, however the Lakers may also be with out place to begin guard Dennis Schroder as nicely. The 27-year-old is out 10-14 days as a result of NBA’s Well being and Security Protocol, and with out two of their top-three scorers, offense goes to be powerful to return by for the Lakers.

Clippers Snap Hunch

LAC in the meantime, prevented their first four-game dropping streak of the season by downing the Raptors 105-100 on Tuesday. Paul George led the best way with 22 factors and 9 rebounds, whereas Kawhi Leonard chipped in 13 factors, regardless of taking solely six photographs.

Patrick Beverley returned to the courtroom for the primary time since breaking his hand in early April, whereas the Clippers improved to 25-9 at house this season, which is the second finest house mark within the convention. They held the Raps to 46% from the sector and 34.3% from past the arc, limiting an opponent to 106 factors or much less for the thirty third time this season.

LAC has surrendered simply 195 whole factors in two video games versus the Lakers this season, and given how they rank top-five in factors allowed, we should always anticipate one other low scoring affair on Thursday.

The Verdict

The Clips stingy protection is a giant motive why so lots of their video games have fallen beneath the overall this season. The beneath has hit in six straight Clipper video games, and in 9 of their previous 10 contests general. Thursday’s sport options the third lowest over/beneath in a Clipper contest this season, however the beneath hit in every of the 2 earlier video games that closed at a decrease quantity.

A type of contests was in opposition to this identical Laker staff with out LeBron, and it produced solely 190 factors. The Lakers in the meantime, aren’t any strangers taking part in low scoring video games with or with out the King. The beneath has hit in three of their previous 4, and is 40-25 this season.

Decide: Below 211 (-110)

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