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Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/25/2019 NBA Picks and Previews

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Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers 12-25-2019 NBA Picks and Previews

Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/25/2019 – This is the main catch of the Christmas games of the NBA as the LA Lakers and LA Clippers are to collide at the Staples Center in Los, Angeles California. This game is set to go down at 8 pm Eastern Time and it will be shown on ESPN. Sofa Score and NBA League Pass will make the game available via live streaming. Even with the Clippers having both Paul George and Kawhi Leonard this time as compared to their opening day encounter, NBA Bracket Betting picks the Lakers to prevail in this match.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/25/2019

When: December 25, 2019 8:00 PM ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: ESPN
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/25/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Los Angeles Clippers -1 (-109) 223.5 o (-110) -118

Los Angeles Lakers
+1 (-109) 223.5 u (-110) -104
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Los Angeles Clippers Betting

The Clippers before the start of the season looked like the strongest contender to give the Lakers a challenge for the top spot, not just in the Western Conference, but in the NBA. But now they are 22-10 in the season and they have struggled on the road and split their 16 away games at 8-8. But in this game, it is on paper that the Lakers are the home team technically but the Clippers share the Staples Center. Kawhi Leonard has done 25.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game for the past month. Paul George seems to be adjusting well along Leonard as he leads the team in scoring at 28 points per game. But in the past weeks, George’s slump is pulling the Clippers down as well as he is only doing 24.7 points in the last two weeks and 21.8 points last week.

Players to watch: K. Leonard SF 23 GP 23 GS 31.3 MIN 25.5 PTS 1.1 OR 6.7 DR 7.8 REB 5.1 AST 1.8 STL 0.6 BLK 3.5 TO 1.9 PF 1.5 AST/TO 25.56 PER
P. George SF 20 GP 20 GS 30.5 MIN 24.5 PTS 0.4 OR 5.6 DR 6 REB 3.7 AST 1.5 STL 0.5 BLK 3.5 TO 2.5 PF 1.1 AST/TO 22.7 PER
L. Williams SG 29 GP 3 GS 30 MIN 19.4 PTS 0.4 OR 2.6 DR 3 REB 6.1 AST 0.6 STL 0.1 BLK 3 TO 1.5 PF 2 AST/TO 17.72 PER.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting

After not playing against the Denver Nuggets, LeBron James is back and he is currently the biggest triple-double threat in the NBA. He has done, 25.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 10.6 assists per game. During opening night, he relied heavily on getting the ball to Anthony Davis but their chemistry has improved at a rapid pace along with other teammates doing their role pretty well. Davis dubbed as Tim Duncan on steroids and in the past month, he is doing 30.5 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. Kyle Kuzma is expected to play in this game and his numbers has dipped but during his last game against Denver he did 16 points and four rebounds. Nonetheless, the rotation of Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee has done wonders for the Lakers and combined, they seem to be the third person on that Lakers big three.

Players to Watch: A. Davis PF 27 GP 27 GS 35 MIN 27.7 PTS 2.4 OR 6.9 DR 9.4 REB 3.3 AST 1.4 STL 2.6 BLK 2.3 TO 2.5 PF 1.5 AST/TO 29.38 PER
L. James SF 29 GP 29 GS 34.8 MIN 25.8 PTS 1 OR 6.5 DR 7.5 REB 10.6 AST 1.2 STL 0.6 BLK 4 TO 1.9 PF 2.7 AST/TO 26.47 PER
K. Kuzma PF 20 GP 1 GS 23.1 MIN 11.1 PTS 0.4 OR 3 DR 3.4 REB 0.9 AST 0.3 STL 0.4 BLK 1.8 TO 1.7 PF 0.5 AST/TO 9.81 PER.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/25/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Los Angeles Clippers

LA Clippers are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Clippers’ last 6 games.
LA Clippers are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games.
LA Clippers are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games against LA Lakers.
Clippers are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games against LA Lakers.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Clippers’ last 5 games on the road.
LA Clippers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Clippers’ last 5 games this season.
LA Clippers are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
LA Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of LA Lakers’ last 15 games.
LA Lakers are 16-4 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of LA Lakers’ last 20 games against LA Clippers.
LA Lakers are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games at home.
LA Lakers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Clippers.
Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games this season.
LA Lakers are 16-2 SU in their last 18 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Lakers’ last 10 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 6 games played in December.

Injuries

Los Angeles Clippers

Patrick Beverley PG Groin is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs LA Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James SF Back is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs LA Clippers
DeMarcus Cousins PF Knee is out for season
Anthony Davis PF Knee is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs LA Clippers
Kyle Kuzma SF Ankle is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs LA Clippers

Head-to-Head
Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Lakers
48-39-1 Against the Spread 34-46-2
49-38-1 Straight Up 33-49
115 Points per Game 111
114 Points Allowed per Game 113
45.92 Offensive FG% 48.41
78.22 Offensive FT% 72.89
36.26 Offensive 3PT% 35.67
42.91 Defensive FG% 43.67
77.28 Defensive FT% 79.3
34.25 Defensive 3PT% 33.78

Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks

It is said that LeBron James has more pressure than Santa Claus on Christmas Day. The Lakers are on a three-game losing streak and not securing a win over the Clippers would run the internet on a frenzy. Lakers look to avenge that opening day loss and they are the underdogs against the Clippers according to Best Sports Book Online. This is because Lakers have not faced the Clippers with Paul George and logically the Clippers will get the upper hand. Like the Lakers, the Clippers lost their last two games and they don’t want to be in a losing streak after this game. Enjoy this Christmas game, NBA fans!

Moneyline: The Lakers as the underdogs are at a -104 ML as compared to the Clippers who are handed a -118 if they win this game.

ATS: Just a point separates both teams on the spread with the Clippers having the upper hand at -1 while the Lakers are on the other end of the stick at +1.

TOTALs: The Los Angeles showdown is expected to reach a 223.5 total with the Lakers going under while the Clippers are over.

Score Prediction: 115 – 112 Lakers