Can Lebron and the Lakers overcome cross-city rivals?
The All-Star break is over and we are back to the best of the basketball action. For today’s basketball betting odds, we have an exciting cross-city matchup: LA Clipper vs LA Lakers at 10 PM EST on 25.02.2022. As always, the game will be played at the Crypto.com Arena, formerly Staples Center.
Clippers are currently at 8th in the league with a 30-31 record while the Lakers are a place below them at 9th with a 27-31 record. Even though the Lakers lead the all-time series between the sides 105-57, they have been winless in against the Clippers since the last season. The two teams have met twice this season with the Clippers winning on both occasions, their 5th straight regular-season won over their more illustrious neighbors.
Now, let’s take a look at the latest betting odds (correct at the time of writing) for this game which has been brought to you by BetMGM.
LA Clippers vs LA Lakers Odds and essential betting info
Game: LA Clippers vs LA Lakers
Competition: NBA Regular Season 2021/22
Kick-off: 25/02/2022 22:00
Venue: Crypto.com Arena
Moneyline odds: LA Clippers (+105) | LA Lakers (-125)
Spread: LA Clippers +1.5 | LA Lakers -1.5
Over/under: 224.5 total points | Over: -110 | Under: -110
A depleted Clippers side, already without their 2 best players, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, have also lost another of their top stars in Norman Powell. However, they still have a decent chance of making it into the play-in tournament. They are currently on a 5-5 record in the last 10 games which includes wins against the Warriors (104-119), Mavericks (99-97), and the Lakers (110-111). They have also averaged 113 points in this period with a game points average of 222. However, considering their injury list, bookies bill them as underdogs for this tie with our featured bookmaker BetMGM offering +105 for a Clippers win.
The Lakers currently sit at 9th in the Western Conference and are 8 games behind Denver Nuggets at 6th (final playoff spot). Considering their recent performances, unless there is a massive upturn in form, the Lakers are destined for the play-in tournament this season. They have won only 3 of their last 10 matches and with only one of those wins coming against a team with a winning record, the 101-106 win against Utah Jazz in the last game before the All-Star break. They also averaged 110 points in this period and lost the first half in 5 of the last 6 games. Despite all this, the Lakers are the bookies’ favorite for the game with BetMGM offering -125 for a Lakers win.
The key player for the Lakers is none other than Lebron James. With Anthony Davis sidelined for the match, the hopes of all Lakers fans will rest on James and Russell Westbrook. Accordingly, in the triple-double betting market, BetMGM offers +900 for James and +625 for Westbrook.
Moving on to the Clippers, considering the big names missing due to injury, Reggie Jackson is expected to shoulder most of their offensive output. BetMGM offers +400 for a Jackson double-double and -130 for him scoring 19 or more points.
LA Clippers vs LA Lakers - Notable stats
- Clippers are 5-0 against the Lakers in NBA since the last season.
- Clippers are 5-5 in the last 10 games while the Lakers are 3-7
- Lebron James is the top point scorer in the match averaging 29.1 points
- Russell Westbrook tops the assist chart with 7.5 assists
- Igor Zubac tops the rebound chart with 8.0 rebounds
LA Clippers vs LA Lakers - Last meeting - How the bets went
03/02/2022 | Crypto.com Arena| LA Lakers: 110 @ La Clippers: 111| NBA Regular Season
The Clippers came out on top despite a late surge by the Lakers who were also without Lebron James. The Clippers won the first 3 quarters of the game and had a 12-point lead heading into the final quarter. Reggie Johnson starred for the Clippers with 25 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Despite their recent record against the Lakers, the Clippers are a depleted side, and hence, we pick Lakers to come out on the top. So, if you’re looking for a good bet on this match, consider the -1.5 spread offered for the Lakers at -110 odds. Our featured bookmaker, BetMGM is also offering excellent player props markets, including a +105 for James to complete a double-double. In addition don’t forget to check out BetMGM’s latest bonus offer for new users, the $1000 risk-free bet offer.
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