Los Angeles Clippers (@1.87) vs Los Angeles Lakers (@2.0)

Our Prediction:

Los Angeles Clippers will win

Los Angeles Clippers – Los Angeles Lakers Match Prediction | 24-08-2019 20:10

They understand that they need to win tonight and that a loss will likely ensure theyre watching the playoffs from their couches. The Lakers are in a state of disarray right now, but their backs are more or less against the wall. Despite the gobs of talent, the Lakers are one of the most inconsistent teams in the NBA and cannot be trusted to pick up a win on any given night at this point.

Already without James, the Lakers found out that Rajon Rondo will be out for another month with a finger injury. LeBron is averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game this year while Kyle Kuzma is putting up 18.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest. Defensively, the Lakers are giving up 111.2 points per game. The Lake Show is putting up 113.3 points per game this season while shooting a league-best 48.1 percent from the field.

The Clippers are still fighting hard for a playoff spot in the West and are currently sitting in seventh place. Also, Montrezl Harrelland Lou Williams scored 18 points apiece coming off the bench. Six of the players were in double digits and Clippers were a better team on each and every end of the floor. Having beaten the New York Knicks yesterday, 128-107, Landry Shamet led the team with 21 points alongside Danilo Gallinari - who contributed 20 too.

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LeBron James was still playing when that game happened, and the four-time league MVP is now sitting the rest of the season. 4, but previewing Fridays game based on that previous matchup can partially feel like an act of futility. But one thing the Lakers need to focus on is on rebounding. For the Lakers last road games of the season, they will be taking on their fellow STAPLES Center residents this Friday. They averaged 48.7 rebounds in the last three meeting with the Clippers, who grabbed 51.3 boards in those games. If anything, Rajon Rondo scored 24 points in that game on 10-for-18 shooting from the field, but the point guard isnt one to be trusted to have those kind of offensive nights on a regular basis. Well, this isnt really a road game for the Lakers, technically speaking, so they should feel very much at home against the Clippers. The Lakers lost the last meeting between the two things, 113-105, on Mar.

LeBron James has been posting some solid stat lines but has seemed to revert to his early-season ways where he struggles to close out games. Missing crucial free throws during a late comeback attempt against the Suns, LeBron was responsible for putting the final nail in the coffin for the Lakers. While the loss was a team effort, the Lakers need to see better fourth-quarter play from James. After dropping an embarrassing loss to the rebuilding Phoenix Suns, the Los Angeles Lakers are fighting for their playoff lives at this point. While not mathematically eliminated with a loss, they would fall into an even deeper hole and would need to nearly win out the remainder of the season in order to have a shot to sneak into the playoffs.

The Los Angeles Lakers are struggling with 112.4 ppg at 47.5% from the field but grants other teams to score up to 113.9 ppg. PG Lebron James wipes the Lakers score sheets with 27.0 ppg, 51.0% in FG shooting, and 66.9% from the free throw area. The team is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 outings and 11 out of its last 18 matches went under the totals against ball clubs from the Pacific Division. The Los Angeles Lakers are 10th among Western Teams with a 30-33 win/loss count and now ranks 17th in the League. The Lakers have 46.5 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 5.4 blocks, and 7.4 steals per game.

The Clippers are 36-28-0 against the spread this season and 34-30-0 over/under. Thats a sizeable spread, so you may want to think twice if youre thinking of betting on the Lakers. The Lakers, meanwhile, are 26-35-2 ATS and 26-37-0 over/under. The Lakers began as 5.0-point favorites for this game, with a projected point total of 239.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Line & Over/Under

Defensively, the Clip Join is giving up 114.7 points per game. The Clippers have one of the top offenses in the NBA this year, averaging 115.9 points per game while shooting 47.7 percent from the field and 38.7 percent from the arc. Tobias Harris is leading the team with 21.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game while Danilo Gallinari is adding 19.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per contest.

The Los Angeles Lakers and star LeBron James match up with the Los Angeles Clippers in the Hallway Series for the third time on the year. The Lakers are playing for their postseason lives as they sit four and a half games back of the San Antonio Spurs for the 8th seed in the Western Conference with just 19 games left to play. The Lakers and Clippers split the first two games and play once more on the season after this affair. The Lakers are still down Lonzo Ball and may be missing Lance Stephenson as well while the Clippers are missing Wilson Chandler.

He could be back late in the week but wont play in this one. He is averaging 7.3 points and 2.9 rebounds per game on the season. Ball is averaging 9.9 points, 5.4 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game and the team has struggled without him. Lakers guard Lonzo Ball remains out with an ankle injury. Lakers shooting guard Lance Stephenson has a toe injury and has been listed as questionable for this matchup.

Forward Wilson Chandler seems unlikely to play in this one due to a quadriceps injury. Keep an eye on his status as Mbah a Moute is a solid player who could give the team a boost down the stretch. Clippers forward Luc Mbah a Moute has missed a long stretch with an ankle injury but is getting closer to a return.