Lakers vs Clippers: How Will the Los Angeles Derby End? The first match of two teams from Los Angeles, which took place on the first day of the championship, left a very mixed impression. On the one hand, “Clippers” won without Paul George (112: 102). However, on the other hand, it’s not the best game of Kawai Leonard’s leader, but also a victory that most likely belongs to the bench rather than the starting lineup. However, the recent performances of these teams do not cause much admiration.
LA Lakers 24-6 (16-14 ATS)
The Lakers did not spend the last leg in the best way, as they lost to Indiana (102-105), Milwaukee (104-111) and Denver (104-128) in three matches. In the last game, by the way, LeBron James did not play. One of the leaders of the “lake” got a chest muscle sprain, and without it, his partners lost to the “nuggets” with a bang. Anthony Davis tried to pull on himself the whole team alone, but he did not succeed.
Despite the recent setbacks, the Lakers continue to lead Western competition. This season they won 24 of 30 matches and are three wins ahead of Denver.
The duel against the Clippers must be held by the nominal hosts of the meeting. Despite their health problems, Davis and James should appear on the floor.
LA Clippers 22-10 (18-14 ATS)
Recently, the Clippers have fallen into a small crisis. The Doc Rivers team too often loses, and even lost to Chicago (106-109), Houston (117-122) and Oklahoma (112-118). Between these defeats were victories over the Phoenix (120-99) and the San Antonio (134-109). Despite this, so many losses are alarming.
Due to recent failures, the “clippers” dropped to the fourth line of the Western Conference. To regain their lost positions, they need to start winning fights.
- The Clippers won 3 of their last 4 face-to-face meetings.
- At the Staples Center, the Lakers have won 7 of their last 10 matches.
- In Los Angeles, the Clippers have won 9 of their last 10 matches.
Lakers vs Clippers Prediction
The Clippers are now in a slight decline, so it will be very difficult for them to count on success in this meeting. A bunch of Davis-James in the ranks and is ready to fight in this match. We believe that Vogel’s wards have a great opportunity to finally interrupt their series of defeats. This is a fundamental match for the Lakers, and we all know how Lebron relates to such fights. The thirst for revenge and not the best playing form of the “clippers” should bring victory to the Vogel wards.
LA Clippers +2 Point Spread -110
Over 222.5 Game Totals -110