Lakers vs Clippers Odds and Predictions: The 75th season of the NBA will begins on 22nd December with the regular season ending on May 16th. The defending champions, Los Angeles Lakers are set to kick-off their campaign against Los Angeles Clippers in the pacific division on 22nd December at the Staples Center.
The visiting team Clippers were out of contention in the conference semi-finals and are looking to make further progress this time around. In the pre-season games, Lakers won both the games comfortably with task cut out for their arch rivals going into this interesting clash.
Clippers vs Lakers Odds and Predictions Summary
Lakers vs Clippers Odds and Predictions: Drafted players
The 2020 NBA Draft was held on November 18th at the ESPN facility in Connecticut where the teams get to rope in players into the squad for the 2020 season. There were 60 selections across two rounds with the first one being Anthony Edwards who was taken by Minnesota Timberwolves.
Shifting our focus to the Lakers, they didn’t have a particularly preference as the side was given the least priority after winning the 2019 NBA championship. They used the 28th pick in the first round to get Jaden McDaniels of Washington.
Going into the season, they have a well oiled and an experienced squad but had certain loopholes to be taken care of. In order to get this right, they sent their draft pick to Minnesota Timberwolves whilst moving Danny Green to the Thunder. This cleared any roadblocks for getting Dennis Schroder into the team. This meant that they get a quality point guard who was the second leading scorer for his former side.
As far as the Clippers are concerned, they were able to rope in Luke Kennard and the 55th pick Jay Scrubb into the side. On the other hand, Landry Shamet and guard Rodney McGruder were shown the door as they left to Nets and Pistons respectively.
It was all part of coach Tyronnn Lue’s plan to bring in yet another sharpshooter in the side who had the most impressive numbers for the Detroit side last season. This also means that the side is aiming for nothing less than a championship this time around.
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Lakers vs Clippers Odds and Predictions: NBA 2019 form
The Lakers had one of the best seasons in the club’s history with a first championship win since 2010. They finished their regular season on top with 52 wins and 19 losses enabling them to reach the play offs. They had a smooth ride over Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs where they finished the series in Game 5.
They lost to Houston Rockets in the conference semifinals opener but bounced back with 4 consecutive triumphs putting them against Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference final. After winning that with a 4-1 margin, they dominated most of the NBA finals as they got hold of the prestigious title at the end of the 6th game.
For Clippers, it wasn’t a season worth remembering with unexpected defeats and injuries hampering their progress. They had a 27-9 home record in the pacific division and an overall 49-23 record elevating them to the 2nd place in the Western conference.
In the 1st round of the playoffs, they were all levelled up against Dallas Mavericks at the end of 4th game, but played some inspiring basketball to win the series 4-2. Coming into the play offs, everyone expected to breeze pass through Denver Nuggets.
It was all under control as they led 3-1 at the end of Game 4. But to their dismay, they lost the next three games that forced them out of contention, ending what was a decent season that ended in the most anti-climatic way possible.
Lakers vs Clippers Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Head-to-head: Regular season (224 games): Lakers – 150 wins, Clippers – 74 wins
Playoffs played: 0
Previous meeting: Lakers won 150-74 on 30th July 2020.
Lakers vs Clippers Odds and Predictions: Predicted winner
The sports betting platforms and the online forums are expecting the defending champions to take this game quite comfortably with the Clippers requiring a massive effort from their side.
According to Oddschecker, they are suggesting the Lakers would have a smooth sailing on Tuesday night with the best odds of 10/13 with their opponents getting 24/19.
Another platform SMarkets have also gone on to tell that this is a straight forward contest with the hosts holding a significant edge.
Bet365 have also put their money on Lakers with odds stacked against the visiting team.