Lakers Vs. Clippers | 2019 NBA Opening Night Betting Odds & Pick
Los Angeles Lakers At Los Angeles Clippers Odds and Pick
The two favorites to win the 2019-2020 NBA title are set to clash on opening night. The Clippers and Lakers will battle to prove who is the best team in town, in one of the most electrifying games of the NBA opening week.
Below is our analysis of the Lakers At Clippers betting odds and game pick.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers Betting Lines
|+1 (-110)||Spread||-1 (-110)|
|O 226.5 (-110)||Total||U 226.5 (-110)|
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What The NBA Odds Say About The Lakers Vs. Clippers Matchup
The odds for this game opened as a pick’em, but in most markets, it has moved one point towards the Clippers.
Several sportsbooks still have this line as a PK, and I only found one willing to go as high as -1.5.
Why Bet On The LA Lakers To Beat The Clippers
The entire Lakers’ plan was to get LeBron James and find a superstar to join him the next summer. They just did that when they traded for Anthony Davis.
Now is all business for the Lakers. There are no more excuses. Whether the team is complete or not, it doesn’t matter. It has two of the best five players in the NBA and should be enough to have a solid start of the season.
LeBron James Is Ready
At 34 years old, LeBron James remains as good as ever, and he’s rested from not participating in the playoffs last season. At 26, AD is ready for Primetime. Behind are the days where his main goal was to make the playoffs. The Lakers’ goal this season is to win a title. Anything less will be considered a disappointment, from fans and players, alike.
The Lakers added some quality secondary role players in Danny Green, Quinn Cook, DeMarcus Cousins, and Dwight Howard. With Kyle Kuzma taking a more significant role as well, theyare ready to make some real noise.
The team is listed as the favorite to win the NBA Championship at +360. The only question about this squad is, will the chemistry be there? The pieces sure are.
Why Bet On The LA Clippers To Beat The Lakers
Last season the Clippers took the Golden State Warriors to six games in the first round of the playoffs with a good team, but without any superstar.
A season later, the Clips have mostly the same core of players plus two of the best superstars in the league. Kawhi Leonard was the main reason the Toronto Raptors finished as champions last year. He’s looking to add a third NBA title with a third different team.
Beware Paul George’s Bad Shoulder
Next to him will be Paul George, who is an outstanding number two. However, PG won’t be available for the first ten games of the season due to a shoulder injury.
The good news for the Clippers is they have in Lou Williams one of the best sixth men in the league. Williams is used to coming off the bench to deliver buckets, but make no mistake about it, in crunch time he will be on the floor.
50-50 Chance To Win The Title
The Clippers are +400 to win the NBA Championship, only behind the Lakers, but this can change very quickly. ESPN did an article where over 50% of the General Managers in the league picked them to win the title.
Lakers vs. Clippers NBA Prediction
The absence of Paul George is a big deal. The Clippers have a good enough team to replace him, but they are not even when it comes to superstars vs. superstars.
The Clippers should have problems matching up with the Lakers’ big men. Anthony Davis, especially, should be the difference-maker in this one. Around the league, there are not many guys that can stop him, and the Clippers seem to be short on players that can slow him down.
Also, consider both teams will need a couple of weeks to drop the rust, especially on defensive assignments. This game should have both sides trading buckets, meaning the over looks like the best bet.
Neither of these teams is a finished product, but both are filled with lots of talent to give the NBA an early-season treat. Bet Over 226.5.
Our Expert NBA Bet: Over 226.5
Lakers vs. Clippers Game Information
- Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2019
- Time: 10:30 PM ET
- Venue: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
- TV: TNT
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