LA Clippers vs. LA Lakers Pick – NBA January 24, 2023

The LA Clippers and LA Lakers reignite their rivalry on Tuesday night at Arena. Both teams are at home for this inter-city battle in Los Angeles. We are handicapping the latest Clippers vs. Lakers odds from Bovada for this big showdown.

The Lakers are looking to follow up with another win following back-to-back victories. They stole a win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday. In a game that the Grizzlies led nearly in wire-to-wire fashion for the win, the Lakers won on a late score for a 122-121 win.

For the second straight game, the Lakers had a comeback win on Sunday. This time, the Lakers erased a 25-point Portland Trail Blazers lead for a 121-112 win. LeBron James poured in 37 points in the winning effort.

The Lakers scored 75 points to outscore the Trail Blazers by 34 points in the second half. It has been a tough season for the Trail Blazers. Blowing a 25-point lead at home against the Lakers is an all-time low point in Portland.

With the win, the Lakers are up to 22-25 on the season. They are 12th in the Western Conference and would currently miss the playoffs. The Clippers are at 25-24 on the season and sixth in the West following a 112-98 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Head below for our Clippers vs. Lakers best bets and betting pick for January 24, 2023.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers Live Betting Odds:

Clippers vs Lakers Odds Courtesy of Bovada:

LA Clippers-4 (-110)-185Over 232 (-110)
LA Lakers+4 (-110)+142Under 232 (-110)
Team DataClippersLakers
Overall Record25-2422-25
ATS Record23-26-022-24-1
Away/Home Record12-1312-11
ATS Away/Home12-13-012-10-1
Points Per Game109.7110.5
Points Against Per Game110.5118.0
Field Goal %46.546.6
Three Point %37.535.0

Clippers vs. Lakers Predictions

The Clippers and Lakers are both looking to extend their winning streak to three games tonight. Before their 112-98 win over the Mavericks, the Clippers edged out the San Antonio Spurs by a score of 131-126.

They are back home at Arena for the first time since a 120-110 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on January 17. The Clippers have not been the best bet against the spread this season. They are just 23-26-0 ATS going into Tuesday night.

The Lakers have not been a profitable wager, either. Betting on the Lakers has yielded a record of 22-24-1 ATS. Despite their recent success, the Lakers have been too hot and cold. There is a lot of work to do for the Lakers to get into the playoffs.

Kawhi Leonard Healthy and Contributing

For the Clippers to have success in the springtime it goes without saying that Kawhi Leonard must be healthy. He and Paul George have to hit their stride at the right time. Leonard is coming off two productive outings.

The former Raptor put in 36 points against the Spurs and 30 at Dallas in a 112-98 win as 2-point underdogs. He is averaging 20.5 points per game on 49.7% shooting going into tonight. The effort he puts out on the defensive floor can’t be quantified accurately, but he’s one of the best.

The Clippers have looked better when Leonard is playing and asked to play extended minutes. They are 15-9 when Leonard has played, so this is a sub-.500 team in his absence. The team looks better on both ends of the floor when he is active.

Overall, the Clippers are fourth in the NBA on defense. They’ve conceded an average of 110.5 points per game and a 46.6% field goal percentage against. The offense has not been as consistent, but should score in this one.

Anthony Davis Nearing A Return

AD reportedly looked good at a scrimmage recently. He is almost back, but will not be available against the Clippers tonight. Having a big body in the paint to disrupt Leonard and George slashing toward the rim would have been helpful.

The defense does not look the same without Davis on the floor. The Lakers have allowed an average of 118 points per game and a 47.2% field goal percentage this season. They are 26th in the league in points conceded per game.

The Clippers have been shooting the ball well going into tonight. They’ve been hot, with a team field goal percentage of 50% in their previous five games. If the Clippers are going to continue shooting 43.6% from three, they will pull away in this one.

Clippers vs. Lakers Betting Pick:

The Lakers have to be exhausted mentally and physically after two come-from-behind wins. Now, they have to deal with a physical Clippers team in a rivalry spot at Arena. Expect tired legs to catch up to the Lakers against the Clippers.

This should be a competitive matchup going into the 4th quarter. Don’t look for either side to pull away in the early stages. The Clippers should have enough in the tank to outlast LeBron and the Lakers for a 6 or 7-point win.

For our Clippers vs. Lakers prediction, we are looking at a 117-110 win and cover for the Clippers.

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