The Battle of LA in Orlando? Welcome to the wonders of COVID-19. Yet fans are unlikely to complain. Following four months of no NBA betting action gamblers are grateful. Thursday the Western Conference’s top two teams meet. In what could easily be a preview of the 2020 Western Conference Finals. Of course, the Lakers are the NBA’s power and glamour team. Clippers fans have always been ignored and treated as a nuisance. Kawhi Leonard’s arrival has transformed LA’s “second team.” Now the Clippers carry respect. Fans and gamblers alike see their potential. A Championship would not surprise.
LA Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Information
LA Clippers Vs. Los Angeles Lakers CashBet Odds Overview
On this occasion, we get one of the most popular teams at bitcoin sportsbook. Only the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees match the Lakers appeal. Often times this means paying more than you should to bet on the Lakers. However, the Clippers will offset some of that price. Serious gamblers respect the Clips and will give them a serious look. Casual fans and squares will gravitate towards the Lakers. In fact, the Lakers have been bet up three points already. This is a classic example of how the media and branding overwhelm the odds.
Leonard Takes NBA Finals Talents to Hometown
At the onset of the COVID-19 break, the Clippers were one of the hottest betting on NBA teams. LA covered six of their last eight games. In sum, the Clippers are 44-20 straight up and 35-29 against the spread. Head coach Doc Rivers may prove an asset. He won a world championship as Celtics head coach.
Key LA Clippers: SF Kawhi Leonard 26.9 PTS, 7.3 REB, 5.0 AST, 46.8 FG%, 36.6 3P%, 88.9 FT%, SG Paul George 21.0 PTS, 5.7 REB, 3.9 AST, 43.2 FG%, 39.9 3P%, 88.2 FT%, SG Lou Williams 18.7 PTS, 3.1 REB, 5.7 AST, 41.6 FG%, 36.3 3P%, 86.3 FT%
Lake Show Back on NBA Marquee
Los Angeles has a betting on basketball record of 49-14 straight up and 35-27-1 vs. the odds. Head coach Frank Vogel has made a major impact for the Lakers. Consider metrics of seventh for scoring offense and third for points allowed. Only Milwaukee has been such a complete team.
Key Los Angeles Lakers: PF Anthony Davis 26.7 PTS, 9.4 REB, 3.1 AST, 51.1 FG%, 35.5 3P%, 84.5 FT%, SG LeBron James 25.7, PTS, 7.9 REB, 10.6 AST, 49.8 FG%, 34.9 3P%, 69.7 FT%, PF Kyle Kuzma 12.5 PTS, 4.5 REB, 1.3 AST, 43.2 FG%, 29.7 3P%, 73.8 FT%
LA Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers Against the Spread
The Clippers are:
4-6 against the spread as a dog, 2-6 under the total when getting points, 7-4 vs. the odds in their last 11 games with the Lakers, 1-4 under the total head to head vs. the Lakers, 2-7 with the line in their last nine Western Conference matchups, 4-6 under the total when playing the Western Conference
The Lakers Are:
7-3 vs. the odds as a favorite, 3-7 under the total when laying points, 4-11 on the board when favored against the Clippers, 4-5 under the total when chalk vs. the Clippers, 12-6-1 vs. the line in matchups against the Western Conference, 8-2 over the total in Western Conference matchups
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers CashBet Free Pick
As has been noted the Clippers show consistent Basketball betting value with the Lakers. Kawhi Leonard is a two-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player. He brings big game cache. As mentioned earlier the Lakers are often bet into an overlay. Counter to that is a quality Clippers team getting points.
Clippers vs. Lakers CashBet Best Bet: LA Clippers
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