Betting Odds & Aengus Moorehead Free NBA Expert Picks: Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers
Thursday, October 19, 2017
by Aengus Moorehead

LA Clippers Look to Maintain Dominance over LA Lakers

Betting Odds & Aengus Moorehead Free NBA Expert Picks: Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Clippers: 0-0 (0-0 V)
Lakers: 0-0 (0-0 H)
When: 10:30 PM ET, Thursday, October 19, 2017
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: TNT

The Los Angeles Clippers will look to survive with the departure of All-Star and leader Chris Paul as they get ready to commence their season against a familiar foe in the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers with the Pacific Division showdown set to be broadcasted on TNT Thursday night at 10:30 p.m. and live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The Clippers enter their opener as a 5-point road favorites, according to MyBookie Sportsbook, with the total resting at a lofty 218½ points. The two division rivals met on three occasions last season with the Clippers taking two of the three contests and have dominated the Lakers winning 17 of their last 19 confrontations against their rivals.

Without Paul, who was traded to the Houston Rockets this offseason, the Clippers on paper looked to have regressed with Patrick Beverley and Milos Teodosis set to replace the 9-time All-Star. Beverley however, brings defense and toughness and has postseason experience which will deeply help the Clippers. Blake Griffin will need to step up as the leader in Paul’s absence.

The Lakers also will have new faces in their lineup with 2nd overall pick Lonzo Ball and 2 first-rounders in the likes of Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart. However, D’angelo Russell, Nick Young and Timofey Mozgov are all gone so to expect the youngsters to replace them immediately would be wishful thinking. The Lakers are a work in progress and only hope to have a few more wins than what they produced last year.

MyBookie.ag has the Clippers listed as 5-point favorites and the game's total is sitting at 218½ according to BetOnline.ag

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
505 LA Clippers
-4½
506 LA Lakers
218½
  Moneyline
-200/+170

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The Lakers were a 109-94 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Warriors. They failed to cover the +13.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (203) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 104-91 loser as they battled the Jazz at home. The Clippers failed to cover in the match as a -3.5-point favorite, while 195 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Odds & Trends

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Phoenix Saturday, October 21
Los Angeles at Phoenix Friday, October 20

The result:
The Lakers simply put, don’t win a lot a games against the Clippers. The Lakers have the lowest spread in their last 15 games against the Clippers but are realistically not that good. Take Clippers -5 and the Over 218½

Aengus Moorehead Free NBA Expert Picks: Los Angeles Clippers -5 & 218½ Over at Mybookie

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blake griffin - chris paul - d’angelo russell - josh hart - kyle kuzma - los angeles clippers - los angeles lakers - milos teodosis - nick young - patrick beverley

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