LA Clippers at LA Lakers NBA Pro Basketball
Time: 9:30 PM ET TV: NBA PPV
The LA Lakers will host their cross-town rival LA Clippers in an NBA Basketball game that suddenly has some meaning to it. Earlier in this week many had penciled the Cleveland Cavaliers as the #1 overall seed in the playoffs. After a Cavalier 2 game losing streak the LA Lakers suddenly find themselves just 1 game behind the Cavaliers. The Lakers have beaten the Cleveland twice this season and by owning the season series they would have the tiebreaker advantage over Cleveland. So if the Cavaliers and Lakers finish tied LA would own home court advantage throughout the playoffs. The Clippers are just 18-58 on the season and have had a season marred by injuries. The LVSC send out has the LA Lakers a 15-½ point favorite with the over under coming in at 210. The public has been all over the home team LA Lakers as they are currently a 17-point favorite. The total was sent out by LVSC at 210 and there has been a full point move to the under as the total is currently lined at 209. The LA Clippers are second worst in the league in field goal percentage as the Clips only make 44.3% of their shots. They are also a poor free throw shooting team ranking 3rd to last in the league hitting on 74% from the line. The Lakers average 106.9 points per game ranking them third in the NBA. Lakers head coach Phil Jackson had expressed some interest in resting starters once the Lakers hit 60 wins on the season. After LA gained ground against Cleveland in the standings to within 1 game of the Cavaliers the Lakers head coach has changed his stance. Jackson was quoted as saying he will make a run for the leagues best record. Lakers backers take note that the team is motivated to finish tied or ahead of Cleveland in the standings.
Trend: LA Lakers are 10-1 to the under in their past 11 games
The Wagerline consensus has 69 % of the bettors on LA Clippers +17
The Wagerline consensus has 57 % of the bettors playing over 209