Free NBA Pick: Lakers vs. Clippers NBA Odds
Looking for Los Angeles Lakers vs. LA Clippers free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Lakers taking on the Clippers on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 at Crypto.com Arena. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Lakers Clippers matchup.
2023 NBA Handicapping – Los Angeles Lakers vs. LA Clippers
(41-38) Los Angeles Lakers vs. LA Clippers (41-38)
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California
Moneyline NBA Odds: Lakers +130 | Clippers -139 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -3
Today’s NBA Betting Total: 230.5
- *Click Here* Check out our Live Betting Odds for this Los Angeles Lakers vs. LA Clippers game!
- *Click Here* Check out our Updated Sportsbook Bonuses for today!
- SCROLL DOWN FOR our Lakers Clippers Free Pick!
As can be seen, the Lakers are completing a back-to-back set having beat the Jazz 134-109 on Tuesday while the Clippers have been off since Saturday when they lost 114-122 to the Pelicans.
At this time, the Lakers are 39-37-2 overall against the spread this season. Also, they are 19-19-1 ATS as the away team. Additionally, the Clippers are 39-40 against the spread this season. Also, they are 18-21 ATS as the home team
As can be seen, Wednesday, April 5th, finds the Los Angeles Lakers facing the LA Clippers for the fourth and final time. The Clippers are seeking the season series sweep with prior wins on October 20th (103-97), November 9th (114-101) and January 24th (133-115).
All-time the Lakers hold the advantage of winning 150 of 234 matches, however, the recent success lies with the Clippers who swept the four-game season series in 2021-22.
*Editor’s Note: Statistics and rankings are current as of this writing, Tuesday, April 4th. Numbers may vary slightly entering games on Wednesday, April 5th.
Los Angeles Lakers
Things just got a LOT more interesting with the Lakers’ victory Tuesday as they’ll arrive to this match with a record that matches the Clippers. Few thought that was possible when LeBron James was lost for 13 games due to injury.
But Anthony Davis and Austin Reaves assumed the load and accumulated an 8-3 record in James’ absence and now the Lakers are poised to move up even higher in the standings to secure a cemented playoff berth.
On the negative side, LA allows opponents to score an average of 116.6 points per game ranking 20th. Their opponents shoot 46.8% from the field and 34.4% from behind the arc ranking seventh and third respectively.
Another key point, the Lakers score 117 points per game which rank eighth-best while shooting 48.1 percent from the field and 34.2 percent from the perimeter ranking 10th and 26th respectively.
To summarize the injury report…
- Scottie Pippen Jr., (questionable — ankle)
- D’Angelo Russell, PG (questionable— foot)
- Mo Bamba (OUT indefinitely — ankle)
The Clippers dropped the ball (no pun intended) by losing both games on the weekend allowing the Lakers to catch up to them and now this game takes on more importance than it would’ve had they split the back-to-back set.
More concerning is the glass where the Pelicans feasted this weekend grabbing 14 offensive boards. The Lakers are a much bigger team than New Orleans so the Clippers will need Ivica Zubac to carry a load and the rest of the team to crash the glass.
On the negative side, presently, LA ranks 23rd for scoring averaging 113.1 points per game while shooting 47.6% from the field and 38.2% from the perimeter ranking 14th and third respectively.
Opponents average 112.9 points per game ranking 13th lowest overall while allowing opponents to shoot 47.3% from the field and 36.4% from the perimeter ranking 15th and 18th respectively.
To summarize the LA Clippers injury report…
- Paul George SF (OUT indefinitely — knee)
- Eric Gordon SG (questionable —hip)
- Marcus Morris Sr., PF (questionable —illness)
NBA Bettors we want to hear from you. Comment below. Give us your Los Angeles Lakers vs. LA Clippers NBA picks!
Los Angeles Lakers vs. LA Clippers NBA Betting Trends:
- At this point, the Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
- Also, the Lakers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
- By comparison, the Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers.
- In conclusion, the Clippers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings when hosting the Lakers.
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. LA Clippers NBA Prediction:
Every team mired in the middle of the West seems to be aiming for the sixth seed assuming the Kings’ lack of experience and defense will equate to them being an easier first-round series than facing the Suns, Grizzlies, or Nuggets.
That might be true but it’s a dangerous chess game to play because losing too much to fall into that sixth spot could easily backfire and land you in the play-in.
Kawhi Leonard has OWNED the Lakers since moving back to LA, and with the importance increased on the results of this game it’s safe to assume there will be playoff-level intensity.
4* Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. LA Clippers NBA Betting Pick: Clippers ATS
Lastly, if you’re looking for more NBA picks like this Los Angeles Lakers vs. LA Clippers matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NBA predictions on the blog during the entire NBA season, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NBA predictions!
Register here for a FREE NBA Betting Account Now for Daily Free Picks & More Special Offers! Check out our Linktr.ee!