Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers Free NBA Pick, 3–8–2020
Los Angeles Lakers (48–13) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (43–19)
Sunday, March 8, 2020, 3:30 PM EST
Line: Clippers -2, O/U 225.5
The top teams in the Pacific Division will take to center court at the Staples Center on Sunday night with the Los Angeles Lakers (48–13, 1st in the Pacific Division) taking on the Los Angeles Clippers (43–19, 2nd in the Pacific Division). The Clippers have won two straight vs. the Lakers but they are 3–2 SU & ATS the last 5 meetings in some close contests.
The Lakers (34–26–1 ATS) on the season and are 4–0 ATS in their last 4 games as a road underdog. The Lakers have won 9 of their last 10 games and are clear contenders in the Western Conference. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 114.6 points while allowing 107 PPG which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Anthony Davis is averaging 26.6 points and 9.5 rebounds while LeBron James is averaging 25.6 points and 10.7 assists and when these two are clicking they prove tough to beat.
The Clippers (34–28 ATS) enter with a six-game winning streak and 7–3 SU the last 10 games. Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 116.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 26.9 points and 7.5 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 20.9 points and 3.9 assists. The Clippers are 5–1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite and 5–1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
After the Clippers have won both of the meetings this season the Lakers will be desperate for a win over their division rival. Both teams are playing great basketball but the Lakers will be motivated, perhaps desperate, to pick up a win over the Clippers. I see the value with the Lakers +2 in this matchup as underdogs.