Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers - 3/3/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers (33-31) vs Los Angeles Lakers (27-34)
Game Info: Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 219.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers meet Thursday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Clippers look to build on their four-game winning streak.
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 110.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 28.9 points and 8 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 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 106.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Norman Powell is averaging 21 points and 3 rebounds, while Reggie Jackson is averaging 16.7 points and 4.6 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 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog. The Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Lakers last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Clippers last 5 overall. The Lakers are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Los Angeles Lakers remain a mess, and it's hard to back them with any confidence these days, especially in the underdog role where they lose by an average of 6.8 points. The Los Angeles Clippers are quietly stringing together solid basketball, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 8.2 points. The Clippers have also won each of the last six meetings against the Lakers, which includes a win a little over a week ago. I'll gladly lay the bucket with the Clippers.
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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Clippers -2.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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