It’s the time of year when wagering on the NBA can get a little trickier, as you get scenarios where teams that have made the playoffs start to keep some of their better players on the bench. That can allow lesser teams to sneak up and get wins where they would ordinarily be blown out. We may well have a situation like that when the Clippers and Lakers hook up in the battle of LA on Wednesday night. The difference here is that Blake Griffin is making his way back into the Clippers line-up after an extended layoff with a broken hand. The Clippers are almost certainly going to try and get the rust shaken off by playing him as much as humanly possible before the postseason gets underway. That could end up being bad news for the Lakers. You can keep up to date with the odds on this one by checking out the NBA betting lines page at MyBookie.ag.
How To Bet The Clippers Vs Lakers NBA Odds, TV & Game Info
Why bet on the LA Clippers
The Clippers (48-28) know exactly where they are going to be when the playoffs start, which is the #4 seed in the Western Conference. There is really nothing for them to play for at the moment other than getting Griffin back up to game speed in the final few games. They will have back to back games versus the Lakers on Tuesday and Wednesday night, and you really would expect them to win both. Going back to the 2013-14 season, the Clippers have won 9 straight games against the Lakers, which is a rather telling stat as to the gulf that exists between these two teams. LA come into this one having gone 6-4 in their last 10, and they will be looking to build some momentum for the postseason. The Clippers are averaging 104.7 PPG, and are giving up 100.9 PPG.
Why bet on the LA Lakers
Things are not good in the Lakers (16-60) world right now, and I am not just talking about their performances on the court. This is a team that is fractured right now, with D’Angelo Williams on the outs with his teammates after secretly recording Nick Young talking about women other than his own. Young has been described as “not mentally there” in the wake of this weird situation, and he may well be on the bench the rest of the way. It is going to be interesting to see how the Lakers deal with all of this in the offseason, as it’s increasingly obvious that things need to change. The Lakers are averaging 97.7 PPG, and are giving up 106.9 PPG. They have only managed 2 wins in their last 10 games.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Given how easily the Clippers have handled the Lakers over the past few years, I might be willing to do a Tuesday and Wednesday night parlay, taking the Clippers to win both of course.
LA Clippers 109 LA Lakers 95