Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers: 12/22/2020 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on December 21, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers (0-0) host the Los Angeles Clippers (0-0) in a matchup of Pacific Division teams at Staples Center, starting at 10:00 PM ET on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. The Lakers are 2.5-point favorites in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The point total is 222.5 for the matchup.

Betting Information

Lakers vs Clippers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -2.5 -110 -110 222.5 -110 -110
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Head to Head

Los Angeles and Los Angeles have split the last 10 games they’ve played. The Clippers have an advantage against the spread (3-1) when taking the court against the Lakers.

Lakers vs Clippers in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
7/30/2020 Lakers Lakers -3 182 -156 129 Regular Season 103-101 LAL
3/8/2020 Clippers Clippers -2.5 226.5 -138 116 Regular Season 112-103 LAL
12/25/2019 Lakers Lakers -2 223.5 -129 109 Regular Season 111-106 LAC
10/22/2019 Lakers Clippers -3.5 223.5 -166 141 Regular Season 112-102 LAC
4/5/2019 Clippers Regular Season 122-117 LAL
3/4/2019 Lakers Regular Season 113-105 LAC
1/31/2019 Clippers Regular Season 123-120 LAL
12/28/2018 Lakers Regular Season 118-107 LAC
4/11/2018 Clippers Regular Season 115-100 LAL
12/29/2017 Lakers Regular Season 121-106 LAC
  • 7/30/2020 DNP – Clippers: Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell
  • 10/22/2019 DNP – Lakers: Kyle Kuzma; Clippers: Paul George
  • Lakers Betting Information

    • Strong against the spread last season, the Lakers have covered 47 times in 92 contests.
    • The Lakers struggled to cover, going just 37-38-2 ATS when favored by at least 2.5 points.
    • The Lakers typically ran under the total last season, reaching the over/under in 44 of 92 games (47.8%).
    Bet on the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA Championship.

    Clippers Betting Information

    • The Clippers had a 47-38 record against the spread, covering in 55.3% of their matchups.
    • When they were at least 2.5-point underdogs, the Clippers fared well, going 36-31 against the spread.
    • In most of Clippers games last season, the teams did not hit the over (38 out of 85 games, 44.7%).
    Bet on the Los Angeles Clippers to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Lakers and their opponents combined for 222.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 43 of 92 outings (46.7%) last season.
    • The Clippers played in 42 games last year (out of 85 total matchups — 49.4% of opportunities) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 222.5 points.
    • Opponents of the two teams averaged a combined 5.3 less points per game last season (217.2) than this game’s total of 222.5 points.
    • The average over/under the Lakers had set in matchups last season was 1.9 less points than this outing’s point total.
    • Clippers games last season averaged an over/under of 225.9 points, 3.4 more than the point total in this matchup.
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    Lakers Leaders

    • Anthony Davis put up 26.1 points per game last season and added 9.3 rebounds a contest.
    • LeBron James dished out 10.2 assists per game.
    • James was prolific from the three-point line a season ago, hitting 2.2 per game.
    • Davis racked up 1.5 steals and 2.3 blocks per game.

    Clippers Leaders

    • Kawhi Leonard put up 27.1 points per game last season.
    • Lou Williams dished out 5.6 assists a game and Serge Ibaka pulled down 8.2 rebounds per outing.
    • Paul George knocked down 3.3 threes per game a season ago.
    • Leonard averaged 1.8 steals per game. Ivica Zubac collected 0.9 blocks a game.
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