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2019 NBA Handicapping
(0-0) Los Angeles Lakers vs. L.A. Clippers (0-0)
Date: Tuesday October 22
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Lakers -145 | Clippers +140
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -2.5 | Lakers +2.5
NBA Betting Total: 226
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Opening night in the NBA couldn’t have a better matchup to kick off the 2019-20 season. And no, we’re not talking about the official season-opener between the Kawhi Leonard-less Toronto Raptors and Zion Williamson-less New Orleans Pelicans.
The Lakers and Clippers are who many expect to face off in the Western Conference Finals, and who many think will ultimately walk away with this year’s Larry O’Brien Trophy.
All that is yet to be determined and a long ways away at that. On Tuesday, though, we’ll see a clash of stars and storylines unlike many we’ve seen in recent memory.
The spread initially opened at Clippers -1.5, but LAC has since moved to -2.5.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers have a drastically different look about them, but not one most hoop heads couldn’t see coming. Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart are out; Anthony Davis is in.
Davis is going to do serious work for the Lakers this season. He’s the type of dominant player who impacts the court on both ends—and does it on both ends both down low and up at the perimeter.
That’s going to be important in this game. Although we may not see much of Paul George or Kawhi Leonard at the 4 in one-on-one matchups, Davis getting stranded on either’s iso island is far less devastating than any other big man in the rotation.
The Lakers are going to play a lot of LeBron at point this season, which means Davis will also be utilized offensively in the pick-and-roll. To complement the duo? That would be NBA champion multiple times over Danny Green in the corner waiting for three-point opportunities.
There are a lot of questions with this team, but there’s also a very high ceiling. Against the Clippers, we’re likely to see a bit of both, but we’re also bound to see LeBron James’ best effort after an unusually long summer by his standards.
The Clippers pulled off the heist of the summer. They were the talk of the league as far as dark-horse free-agency contenders were concerned, having put together the honest-to-goodness ideal roadmap on top of already being in the ideal market.
The Clippers know they did well this summer. They know they’re the favorites and the favorites for a reason.
They also know that until they win a championship—and realistically until they begin a dynasty—they’re still L.A.’s “other” team.
Don’t expect that to be a talking point for the Clippers on Tuesday or much early in the year, but it will be in their heads. Kawhi and PG are both from the Los Angeles area and chose this group for a reason.
“Narrative” isn’t usually something you can put a lot of weight in for most NBA games. But in this case, knowing what we know about the two franchises, their respective offseasons and the national spotlight on them, it’s more than fair.
NBA Betting Trends:
- LAL are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Under is 17-5 in LAL last 22 Tue. games.
- Under is 8-3 in LAL last 11 vs. Western Conference.
- LAC are 24-10 ATS in their last 34 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Over is 7-3 in LAC last 10 Tue. games.
- LAC are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Prediction:
The Lakers were confident they were going to get Paul George in free agency. They did not.
The Lakers were confident they were going to get Kawhi Leonard in free agency. They did not.
What the Lakers did get—their only real get—is a monster of a two-way star and top-five overall player in Anthony Davis…oh yeah, and LeBron James.
Which duo has the advantage in this one? It’s not so cut and dry, but the debate becomes an easier one when looking at each group’s respective roster at large.
The Lakers had all their eggs in Kawhi’s basket, and when he didn’t sign with them, they went with…well…what was left. The Clips, on the other hand, built this roster the way they wanted it to be built well ahead of time.
And then they made it even deeper swapping future assets for George.
The Clippers have the on-court advantage in this one, and quite frankly, they have the little-brother motivation in the narrative category as well.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers -2.5
Give this one to LA. The Clips, in this case.
NBA Free Prediction: Clippers 113 – Lakers 110
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