Clippers vs. Lakers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, April 5, 2023

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Clippers vs. Lakers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 5, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Los Angeles Lakers (41-38) head into their game on April 5, 2023 as a 3.5-point underdog against the Los Angeles Clippers (41-38). The matchup has an over/under of 232.

Clippers vs. Lakers Odds

  • Clippers odds to win: -160
  • Lakers odds to win: +136
  • Spread: Clippers (-3.5)
  • Total: 232

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: Arena in Los Angeles, California
  • TV: ESPN, BSSC, and SportsNet LA

Who Will Win Clippers vs. Lakers?

Clippers and Lakers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Clippers are 18-18 against the spread when favored by 3.5 points or more this season.

The Lakers have a 13-19-2 record against the spread in games they were an underdog by 3.5 points or more this season.

The Clippers and the Lakers combine to average 1.9 fewer points per game than the over/under of 232 set for this matchup.

The Clippers and the Lakers have seen their opponents average a combined 2.5 fewer points per game than the point total of 232 set for this outing.

The average total the Clippers have had set in matchups this year is 6.1 fewer points than this outing’s point total.

Lakers games this year have averaged an over/under of 233.6 points, 1.6 more than the point total in this matchup.

So far this season, the Clippers have put together a 39-40-0 record against the spread.

So far this year, the Lakers have compiled a 39-37-3 record against the spread.

Clippers Stats & Insights

The Clippers average 113.1 points per game (22nd in the league) while allowing 112.9 per contest (13th in the NBA). They have a +18 scoring differential overall.

The Clippers rank 16th in the league at 43.1 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 43.2 their opponents average.

The Clippers make 12.8 three-pointers per game (ninth-most in the league) compared to their opponents’ 12.2. They shoot 38.2% from deep while their opponents hit 36.4% from long range.

The Clippers rank 16th in the league by averaging 112.1 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 16th in the NBA, allowing 111.9 points per 100 possessions.

The Clippers’ offense has been much worse at home (111.8 PPG) compared to road games (114.3 PPG). However, their defense has been much better when playing at home (110 PPG allowed) when compared to their play on the road (115.6 PPG allowed).

Lakers Stats & Insights

The Lakers put up 117 points per game (eighth in league) while allowing 116.6 per contest (20th in NBA). They have a +29 scoring differential.

The Lakers average 45.6 rebounds per game (sixth in league), compared to the 44.9 of their opponents.

The Lakers knock down 10.6 three-pointers per game (28th in the league), two fewer than their opponents.

The Lakers rank 22nd in the NBA with 111.6 points scored per 100 possessions, and 13th defensively with 111.5 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Lakers average 116.6 points per game at home, and 117.3 away.

Clippers Key Players to Watch

Kawhi Leonard leads active Clippers players in scoring, tallying 23.7 points per game to go with 6.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists.

Ivica Zubac adds 10.6 points, one assist and 9.9 rebounds per matchup. Russell Westbrook puts up 15.7 points, 7.6 assists and 5.8 rebounds a game.

Eric Gordon leads active Clippers in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 1.9 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Westbrook averages 1.1 takeaways per game, and Zubac compiles 1.3 rejections per contest.

Lakers Key Players to Watch

LeBron James puts up 28.9 points per game. He also contributes 8.4 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game this season.

Anthony Davis has per-game averages of 26.5 points, 2.6 assists and 12.4 rebounds this season.

Malik Beasley hits 2.9 treys per game.

The Lakers’ defensive effort gets a boost from Jarred Vanderbilt (1.1 steals per game) and Davis (two blocks per game).

Clippers vs. Lakers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Lakers (+ 3.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (232)

  • Prediction:
    Clippers 116 – Lakers 114

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