la clippers 133 vs los angeles lakers 115
Tonight will be the first battle of Los Angeles of the season between the Lakers and the Clippers. While this will be the season opener for the Clippers, the Lakers are already 0-1, having lost to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday in their season opener 123-109. The Lakers will be the home team in Crypto.com Arena which both teams share.
The Lakers finished last season with a losing record of 33-49, missing the playoffs. LeBron James led the team on Tuesday with 31 points followed by Anthony Davis who scored 27. The Lakers are still dealing with some injury concerns with Russell Westbrook having a sore left hamstring, and center Thomas Bryant who had surgery to repair his thumb, and will be reevaluated in 3 weeks.
The Clippers are one of two teams who haven’t started their season yet, along with the Milwaukee Bucks. The Clippers went 42-40 last season and were eliminated in the play-in tournament. The Clippers will be welcoming back star Kawhi Leonard who missed all of last season with an ACL injury and has not played since June 2021.
The Lakers will be looking for revenge as the Clippers swept the Lakers last season, winning all 4 games.
WHY BET ON THE la clippers
The Clippers covered in three of their four wins over the Lakers last season. The Clippers have defeated the Lakers seven straight times, dating back to the 2020-21 season.
WHY BET ON THE los angeles lakers
The Lakers were a +7.5 road underdog against the Warriors on Tuesday and lost 123-109. The game went under the 223.5 total, with the total for Thursday’s game set at 223.5, as well.