Clippers vs Lakers NBA Odds Preview

Posted by Daniel Strum on Thursday,December 24, 2015 4:30, EST in

Christmas day is one day of the year where we all try to be a little nice to one another, but that can be difficult to pull off when you are going up against your biggest rival. The LA Clippers will be doing that when they face the LA Lakers for a Christmas Day NBA odds throw down at the Staples Center on Friday, December 25. Tip-off is set for 10:30 PM on ESPN.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Odds Preview

 


 

The Lakers have been in something of a giving mood all season, leading us all to believe that this one might end up being a no contest. You never can tell what will happen in a rivalry game, though, so this is one where you will want to wager wisely. MyBookie.ag is the place to bet on Christmas Day, and we will have the odds for this one, as well as all the other holiday season games, as soon as they become available.

Why bet on the LA Clippers

The Clippers (16-13) were running hot as they headed into the holiday season, but they have come off the rails a little, and have now lost their last 3 games. Even when they were playing well, the Clippers were not a team that were too concerned with covering, which becomes pretty apparent when you see that they are just 10-16-3 ATS this season. They have only covered in 3 of their last 10 games. They are split right down the middle with the OVER/UNDER at 14-14-1, which includes a 5-5-0 O/U record in the last 10. The Clippers are averaging 102.4 PPG, and are giving up 101.2 PPG.

Why bet on the LA Lakers

The Lakers (5-23) are probably glad that all of the attention is on Kobe Bryant’s final season right now, as that helps deflect from the terrible season that they are putting together. They are coming into this one at 2-8 SU in their last 10 games, and they really aren’t putting up much of a fight on most nights. They have only managed to cover in 10 of their 28 games this season, although they have managed it 4 times in their last 10 games. The OVER/UNDER for the Lakers this year is at 13-15-0, but the over has hit 6 times in the last 10. The Lakers are averaging 97.1 PPG, and are giving up 107.2 PPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The LA Clippers are looking to break out of a bit of a slump, and a game against the hapless Lakers may be just what they need in order to make it happen.

My prediction: LA Clippers 104 LA Lakers 93