Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, NBA Odds

Edgar Chaput | Updated Jan 24, 2023

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The battle for Crypto.com Arena (as it were) is renewed on Tuesday when the Clippers and Lakers do battle once again for bragging rights as to whose house it is.

January 24, 2023, 10:00 PM ET
Staples Center
L.A. Lakers
Pointspread -4.5 -110
Moneyline -189
Over / Under o +231.5


Betting Action


Pointspread +4.5 -110
Moneyline +157
Over / Under u +231.5


Betting Action


The rivals are coming off big wins on Sunday, both on the road against teams they desperately needed to defeat, either to leapfrog over in the standings or narrow the gap.

It’s the Clippers who are -5 favourites on the NBA odds.

Clippers vs. Lakers NBA Betting Odds

Clippers-Lakers games are always special, even in years when one club is performing well and the other less so. Who “owns this town”? Furthermore, each lineup is gifted with players that will go down as some of the best of their, or any, generation. That being said, the Lakers have seen their hopes clipped many times in recent seasons by their arena roommates. The Clippers ride a nine-game success streak versus the purple and gold. The last time LeBron James and company tasted victory over their city rivals wasn’t even in L.A. but rather in the Orlando bubble in July 2020.

As such, there isn’t even any fun in comparing wins and losses when the teams trade roles as “home” and “visitor.” The Clippers have simply won all the games for almost three years at this point. The only distinction to make is that when Kawhi-led Los Angeles unit plays as the away team, the contests are a bit tighter ( (average win by five points), whereas they tend to blow away the Lakers when playing as the home side (average win by 15 points).

Neither franchise is doing well against the spread this year. The Lakers are 21-23-2 whereas the Clippers are 23-26.

Los Angeles Clippers

Sunday’s tilt down in Texas against the Mavericks may prove to be a critical juncture when all is said and done. Dallas and L.A. rank fifth and sixth in the West, respectively. Neither are very far behind the fourth seed either, the latter which would award home-court advantage at least in the first round of the post-season.

Credit Tyronn Lue’s ensemble, who never quit even though they were in tough at halftime, down 54-49 to a team that was shooting extremely well from three, led by Tim Hardaway Jr. (5-10 on the night). L.A. buckled down in the second half, especially the final frame, which they won 33-19 thanks in large part to a tighter defensive scheme and bricks laid by the Mavs. Kawhi Leonard led his side in points with 30 and tied for the lead in rebounds with nine (Ivica Zubac equalled him). Paul George heated up the game went on as well, knocking down some key jumpers on his way to 21 points and a 112-98 Clippers win.

John Wall remains Out.

Los Angeles Lakers

There is no question that this past weekend is a candidate as one of the most successful of the season. After taking care of business in quite dramatic fashion Friday night at home to the mighty Memphis Grizzlies, the purple and gold set their sails northward to play the Trail Blazers.

Portland was one place above the visitors at tip-off, but there wasn’t much to feel comfortable about. The truth was that L.A. had effectively played catch-up in recent weeks. Even a 24-point lead at home against one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA could not get the job done. Portland started going cold in the third period, then turned to ice in the fourth. The Lakers, led by a steadfast King James, dominated the final 24 minutes by a remarkable score of 75-41. Thomas Bryant was everywhere in the second half. He knocked down threes (31 total points), played good defence, and hounded the paint for slams and rebounds (14). Dennis Schroder had a second consecutive solid outing with 24 points. Lakers win 121-112.

Anthony Davis is still Out.

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