Clippers vs Lakers NBA Free Betting Picks

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

By Tom Wilkinson
Clippers vs Lakers NBA FREE BETTING Picks

The top two teams in the Western Conference meet on Wednesday night on ABC, as the Los Angeles Clippers visit the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers have been leading the Western Conference this season led by their duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, but the Clippers are not far behind and they have a marquee duo of their own in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Let’s look at the game between the Clippers and Lakers and NBA picks.

Los Angeles Clippers at Los Angeles Lakers Odds at Betcris

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: Staples Center
  • Opening NBA Odds: Check Back Later
  • Clippers vs. Lakers TV Coverage: ABC

This should be a great NBA matchup between two teams that share Staples Center. The Lakers will have the home crowd edge, but there will be no home court advantage. The difference when the Clippers play at home and the Lakers play at home is the crowd. Atlanta’s Evan Turner had some interesting comments about the crowd that he told the media. "You've got LeBron there, so there's a type of awe. Wherever he goes, there's going to be something. So that adds to the crowd being more excited and on edge." Turner said that the crowd for the Clippers is different. "The Clippers hang their hat on being blue-collar," Turner said, "That's what I notice. That's not a bad thing."

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Team Notes

The Clippers last played on the road at the Thunder on Sunday. The Clippers are averaging about 116 points per game and giving up 108 points per contest. They have been much better at home than on the road, as they are 14-2 at home and they were just 8-7 in their first 15 road games.

The Lakers didn’t have LeBron James on Sunday against Denver, as he sat out due to a muscle strain. It would be shocking if James didn’t play in this game on Wednesday. It is worth noting, however, that James is playing a career-low 34.8 minutes per game this season. The Lakers are averaging about 113 points per game and giving up 104 points per contest.

Key Stats

The Clippers have won six of the last ten in this NBA series, with five games going over and five going under. It has been a road team series, as the Clippers have won 9 of the last 10 at the Lakers. Seven of the last ten with the Lakers as the home team have gone under the total.

Clippers vs. Lakers Free Picks

These teams met early in the season and it was the Clippers handing the Lakers one of their few losses this season and the game was with the Clippers as the home team. It should also be noted that Paul George did not play for the Clippers in that contest. The Clippers have struggled a little bit getting George and Leonard to mesh together in the offense, but things have gotten better and there is no question the team is tough to stop with both players on the court. The question in this game is just how healthy is LeBron? The Lakers are simply not the same team if he is not at full strength. I would expect a fully energized LeBron on Wednesday and for the Lakers to put on a big show. I will take the Lakers and also play the game to go under the total.

Clippers vs. Lakers Score Prediction: Lakers 112, Clippers 103

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