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 – 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
Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/25/2019 Betting Odds
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
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
Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/25/2019 Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Clippers
LA Clippers are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
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
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