Betting on today's Clippers and Lakers game? Catch the action at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA, as the Lakers hosts this showdown at 9:30 ET on SN-LA. The Clippers come into this Pacific division matchup as the favorite to pick up the win. Currently, the over/under for the game is at 230.5 points.

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS LOS ANGELES LAKERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Los Angeles Clippers -4

This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena at 9:30 ET on Sunday, January 7th.

WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 119-114 in favor of the Clippers.
  • Our projections have Kawhi Leonard finishing with Kawhi Leonard points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Clippers finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.5% and knocking down 14 threes.

Does Los Angeles Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

As the Clippers get ready to take on the Lakers, they are favored by 4-points at the Staples Center. Before we look at their betting trends, it's important to note that the Clippers are 22-12 and have put together five straight wins.

When looking at the Western Conference standings, the Clippers are in 4th place and sit 1st in the Pacific Division. Out of their 34 games, LA has gone 17-9 against other Western Conference teams and 5-3 in non-conference games.

So far, the Clippers have been the favorite in 27 of their 38 games and have an average scoring margin of +10.4 points per game in those games (22-5 record). When looking at their ATS record as the favorite, it is sitting at 17-10.

This season, the Clippers have been much better at home than on the road. Los Angeles' road record coming into today's game is 8-8 compared to 14-4 at home. The team's ATS records are also higher at home (10-8) than on the road (8-8).

In their last game, the Clippers took down the Pelicans by a score of 111-95. Going into the game, LA was favored by 1-point, giving them a 16-point win and ATS victory.

Despite averaging 117 points per game this season, the Clippers had a subpar outing on offense. They put up 111 points and shot 48.8% from the field against the Pelicans. Paul George was the top scorer for the Clippers in the game, finishing with 24 points. Kawhi Leonard added 19 points as well.

The Clippers' defense is presently ranked 9th in the league, allowing an average of 111.7 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Clippers are causing 12.6 turnovers per game, ranking 11th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 15th in rejections, averaging 5.2 blocked shots each game.

Will the Lakers Win at Home?

As the Lakers get set to take on the Clippers, they are looking to put an end to several losing streaks. Los Angeles comes into the game on a four-game losing streak, which has dropped them to 17-19 on the season. In the Western Conference, the Lakers are in 11th place and sit 5th in the Pacific Division.

Los Angeles has also failed to cover the spread in each of their last three games and have an overall ATS record of 15-21. When playing at home, they have an average scoring margin of +5.6 points per game compared to -7.4 on the road. The Lakers' home ATS record for the season is 7-10.

This season, the Lakers have been the underdog in 14 of their 36 games and have a record of 6-8 in those games. Their average scoring margin as the underdog is currently -8.9 points per game, and they have gone 8-11 vs. the spread on the road.

In the Western Conference, 21 of the Lakers' games have had lower over/under lines than today's line of 230.5 points. On average, their games have finished with 228.6 points per contest this season. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 19-17 for the season.

In their most recent game against the Grizzlies, the Lakers put up 113 points on offense. They shot 49.4% from the field and knocked down 10 three-pointers. LeBron James was the leading scorer for the Lakers, finishing with 32 points. Anthony Davis also chipped in 31 points.

On the defensive side, Lakers is currently hovering around the NBA's average for points allowed, conceding an average of 114.9 points per game. Inside the arc, the Lakers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 52.9% and 38.1% from three-point territory.