NBA Odds – Clippers to Win Season Series from Lakers on Hump Day Night
Written by North Shore Sports, INC
A huge one is set to go in the Pacific Division on Wednesday night when Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers battle Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers against the NBA odds at Bookmaker Sportsbook.
The Los Angeles Clippers (31-21, 26-26 ATS) will try to take one step closer in overtaking the Los Angeles Lakers (33-20, 22-31 ATS) in the Pacific Division standings on Wednesday, April 4th when the rivals partake in their final meeting of the regular season; tip-off from the Staples Center will go live on ESPN at 10:30 ET.
Even though the Lakers hold a 1.5-game lead over the Clippers atop the division and have won six of their L/10 games, something is not right in Tinseltown. Kobe Bryant had one of the worst shooting efforts of his career throughout the entirety of the Lakers match-up with the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday, but did hit the game clincher in the closing moments to allow for the Lakers to escape with the win. That triumph was then followed up with a 120-112 win over Golden State, but once again, LA failed to cover the closing number.
In fact, Head Coach Mike Brown’s squad has now failed to cover the NBA odds in each of their L/6 games and only possess one ATS triumph in their L/10! They’ll host the Nets Tuesday night before playing this one on no rest as the visiting team in this Staples Center throw down; LA checks in 8-8 SU & 6-10 ATS on the year when playing unrested scoring just 96.3 PPG while surrendering an average of 95.9 PPG. The Lakers saw their two-game cover streak on the back end of back-to-backs snapped against the Warriors on Sunday night, but the team has been at its best within Staples where it owns 22-5 SU & 13-14 ATS tallies on the year.
“Lob City” has gotten back to playing the type of ball that saw it hold a lead atop the Pacific Division standings at the beginning of the year. Saturday night’s 105-96 home win and cover against the Utah Jazz saw Head Coach Vinny Del Negro’s outfit secure its fifth straight win (4-1 ATS). They’ll head to Dallas to body up the defending champion Mavericks on Monday night only 1.5-games in back of the Lakers. The Clippers will attempt to put an end to their three-game road losing streak in that NBA betting odds clash.
The main reason that Chris Paul and his mates are once again posting W’s is because of the teams play at the defensive end of the court. Since allowing both Indiana and Oklahoma City to surpass the 100-point plateau in back-to-back games, Los Angeles hasn’t let any of its L/6 opponents reach the century mark and only gave up an average of 91.0 PPG in those contests; 4+ points less than their seasonal average allowed (95.2 PPG). Just like tonight’s opponent, the Clippers have been at their best as a host winning 20 of their 28 played games while covering 15 of those skirmishes against the closing number.
NBA Odds Selection: These teams have split their pair of meetings to date with the Clippers winning and covering the first one 102-94 and the Lakers taking the second 96-91 as four-point chalk; the ‘over’ cashed in both contests and has done so in each of the L/4. We like the Clippers in this crucial spot, but for them to come out on top, it will be imperative that they live up to their #1 billing on the defensive glass and not allow for Gasol and a gimpy Bynum to get easy put backs. Something just isn’t right with the Lakers right now, and that should be all the overlooked Clippers should need to win the season series from their most hated rival!
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