Free NBA Hoops Pick: Lakers vs Clippers Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Los Angeles Lakers taking on the L.A. Clippers on Friday January 29 at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Lakers 9-38 (4-22 V) vs. Clippers 30-16 (15-7 H)
Date: Friday January 29
Time: 10:30 PM ET
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -14.5
NBA Betting Total: 205
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The battle for Los Angeles renews their rivalry on Friday night when the Clippers get the court their colors against the Lakers.
These two teams last met on Christmas and the Lakers nearly erased a 30 point deficit, but fell just short in the end.
The game was extremely entertaining for bettors, as the Lakers were 12 point underdogs and saw Blake Griffin miss a 3 with just seconds to go to secure a come from behind cover.
The Lakers will be in action both Thursday and Friday, as they look to put an end to their current 7 game losing streak.
Los Angeles has been continuously battling injuries all season long and they were without the presence of Kobe Bryant last game once again. Bryant has a brigade of injuries he’s been battling, but with this being his final season he’s in more times than not.
Things have been an absolute mess for the Lakers during this losing streak. The Lakers have been outscored by an average of 16.3 points per game and are giving up 110 points per game to the opposition.
Los Angeles was finally in a ball game as they took the Mavericks to the wire on Tuesday. Dirk Nowitzki hit a turn around jumper in front of the Lakers bench with just 2 seconds to go to grab the win.
The Clippers have won 2 in a row, but the drama has certainly unfolded for them.
It started off with Griffin going down and them being worried about how the team would react on the court. The Clippers rattled off 9 straight wins and it looked as if everything was fine.
Then, Los Angeles regressed a bit and started exchanging wins and losses and it was getting to the point where Griffin was set to return. Then news broke this week and Griffin was once again injured.
The star PF got into a fight with the Team manager and the two exchanged punches. Griffin broke his hand and will miss 4-6 weeks. With the news, Los Angeles must now look to DeAndre Jordan to really dominate down low. Jordan had just 9 points in the win over Indiana, but also grabbed 19 rebounds in the win. He’ll need to pick up his point productivity going forward.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games.
- Lakers are 17-36-1 ATS in their last 54 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Clippers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 home games.
- Clippers are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
- Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
Free NBA Prediction:
Even without Griffin, the Clippers are just too overpowering in this matchup.
The Lakers have enough injuries to deal with, combined with how much of a struggle they’ve been defensively lately is just not a good combo.
Look for Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan to really work the 2 man game here as the Clippers route the Lakers in the battle of Los Angeles.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: OVER 205
NBA Free Score Prediction: Clippers 120 – Lakers 104
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