Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers - 2/25/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Lakers (27-31) vs Los Angeles Clippers (30-31)
Game Info: Friday, February 25, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -1 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers meet Friday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. The Los Angeles Clippers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games.
The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 106.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Norman Powell is averaging 21 points and 3 rebounds, while Reggie Jackson is averaging 16.6 points and 4.5 assists. Marcus Morris Sr. is the third double-digit scorer and Luke Kennard is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 110.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29.1 points and 7.9 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 23.1 points and 9.7 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.
The Clippers are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 Friday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 7-2 in Clippers last 9 overall. The over is 7-3 in Lakers last 10 games as a home favorite. The Clippers are 9-0 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Los Angeles Clippers are playing the better basketball right now, and they've beaten the Lakers in each of the last five meetings. You could argue the wrong team is favored here. With that said, the Los Angeles Lakers will have the two best players on the floor, and they're well rested with a week off. If the Lakers are going to turn things around and make a push for a playoff spot, they need to take advantage of games like this at home. Give me the Lakers in this toss up.
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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -1
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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