Free NBA Hoops Pick: Lakers vs Clippers Lines
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(16-60) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers (48-28)
Date: Tuesday April 5
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles Lakers, Calif.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: LAC -14
NBA Betting Total: 207
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers are set to face off Tuesday, April 5, and while the contest itself has virtually no appeal to the casual fan in terms of quality basketball or playoff positioning, this one has one major storyline.
It’ll be the penultimate contest between Kobe Bryant and the Clips, with the finale coming the following night.
Los Angeles Lakers
If one thing is clear about Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour, it’s that he’s not going to be bashful as he fades off into the sunset.
He’s going to continue shooting, he’s going to continue chasing numbers and he’s going to continue putting on as much of a show as he can at his age for opposing crowds that come out to send him into retirement.
Although the Clippers’ home venue is the same as the Lakers’, this contest will feature the portion of the L.A. faithful that has boo’d him for the last 18 years.
But the tides should turn Tuesday night, as the Clippers fans cheer him into retirement.
I’d say we’ll get back to basketball, but this Lakers’ season has been waiting for that all year, and it just hasn’t happened.
From head coach Byron Scott commenting on his team’s “manliness” and berating the squad’s rookie point guard, to the D’Angelo Russell-Nick Young drama, this group continues to give us headlines off the court.
So yes, we’ll keep waiting. Don’t expect this lottery-bound club to give us any basketball worth mentioning Tuesday night.
Los Angeles Clippers
Unlike the Lakers, the Los Angeles Clippers give us plenty to talk about when it comes to basketball. With Blake Griffin back (albeit, still hurt), this team is virtually locked into the four seed.
Against the Lakers, this should be business as usual. A decent lead going into the fourth quarter will allow the franchise to rest its stars.
This will be necessary going forward, and a contest against the lowly Lakers will be the perfect opportunity to get the end of the bench some run ahead of the postseason.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Lakers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games.
- Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win.
- Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Clippers are 16-35-1 ATS in their last 52 Tuesday games.
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Prediction:
Don’t expect any Kobe miracles here. He’ll get his points on far too many shots, and the Lakers will lose by double-digits.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers ATS
We’ll continue waiting for real basketball from the Lakers until next season.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Lakers 96 – Clippers 115
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