The Los Angeles Clippers are back to their winning ways after a 3-game losing streak. They now look to build more momentum as they square off with the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. The Clippers sit third on the Western Conference standings and have secured a ticket to the playoffs following their 105-100 win against the Toronto Raptors.
Meanwhile, the Lakers are coming off a win against the Nuggets, but continue to struggle after dropping down to sixth seed at the time of this writing. This is a must-win for the team as they would want to avoid taking part in the play-in and enter the playoffs with fresh legs.
With that, let the NitroBetting news team bring you all the information you need for the upcoming Lakers vs. Clippers game, including the players to watch, game schedule, and the latest NBA odds. On top of that, we present additional data that will help you lock in on the best picks such as betting trends and our very own expert betting predictions.
Lakers vs. Clippers Game Information
Wednesday Work pic.twitter.com/jKK7hRxo0q— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) May 5, 2021
- When: Thursday, May 6, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
- Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
- TV: NBA TV / ESPN
- Radio: 710 ESPNLA (Lakers) / KLAC-AM (Clippers)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: TBA
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Lakers?
The Lakers are trying to reel in more wins following a narrow win against the Nuggets. They would have to go all out in the last remaining games now that the Mavs snatched a playoff spot. Unfortunately, LeBron James remains questionable due to a sore ankle he suffered during the Raptors game. Additionally, Dennis Schroder will also be out of the picture due to COVID-19 protocols.
In this Wednesday’s Lakers vs. Clippers game, we expect Anthony Davis to facilitate the majority of the scoring. The big man has shown progress since his return for the Lakers, and his recent 25-point and 7-rebound performance in just 33 minutes tells us that he is the man to watch..
He will be working alongside Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Alex Caruso, Talen Horton-Tucker, and Marc Gasol, all of which recorded double digits in their last bout versus the Nuggets.
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Clippers?
The past few games proved to be difficult for the Clippers without key players Serge Ibaka and Patrick Beverley. Kawhi Leonard has also seen very little playing time in recent games.
Nonetheless, despite inconsistencies along the way, Paul George has been paving the way for the Clippers and its offensive line. As it stands, the Clippers hold the second-best offense in the NBA and are also doing well on the defensive side of things as they are well within the top ten.
One of the features of the Clippers that pose threat to other teams is their depth. On paper, these players are more than capable of appearing in the Conference Finals and are top contenders to lift the Larry O’Brien Trophy. For this game, Paul George will be under the spotlight. The guard has averaged 28.1 points on 46% shooting as well as 7.8 rebounds in his last 10 games for the Clips.
Lakers vs. Clippers Betting Trends
- The Lakers are 3-7 in their last 10 games.
- The Lakers are 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games.
- The totals have gone over 5 times in the Lakers’ last 10 games.
- The Clippers are 6-4 in their last 10 games.
- The Clippers are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games.
- The totals have gone under 9 times in the Clippers’ last 10 games.
Lakers vs. Clippers Expert Betting Prediction
Looking at the Lakers, this could be a comfortable win for the LA Clippers, who are now back to winning ways. However, a Lakers team hungry to get some win can be scary to face as they are coming off a win against one of the top teams in the NBA.
Nevertheless, we expect high-intensity action from both sides, with the Lakers holding good chances of covering the spread and even getting a surprise win if the Clippers don’t match their pace come game day.
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