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#501 Los Angeles
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#502 Los Angeles
Clippers

Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 3:35pm

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Los Angeles Lakers (15-28 SU, 19-23-1 ATS, 25-17-1 O/U) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (27-14 SU, 20-21 ATS, 23-18 O/U)

NBA: Saturday, January 14, 2016, Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, 3:30 pm ET

Line: Clippers -10.5; Over/Under: 215.5

It’s a battle of the two teams from the City of Angels in a Pacific Division matchup. The Los Angeles Lakers are the visiting team in their own building as they face the LA Clippers Saturday afternoon. The Lakers lost their second straight in blowout fashion as they were dusted 134-94 on the road by the Spurs Thursday. LA won its fifth in a row by downing the Magic 105-96 at home Wednesday night. The Lakers dominated the all-time regular season series with a 145-64 advantage. Their 111-102 win as the hosts on Christmas Day snapped an 11 game Clippers win streak in the series.

Los Angeles Lakers Try to Improve Atrocious Defense

Los Angeles was terrible against the Spurs and you could run out of adjectives about how poorly they played. The Lakers were down by 12 after the opening quarter and things only got worse from that point. Los Angeles allowed San Antonio to shoot a blistering 60.5 percent from the field and 10 of 21 from three point range in the game. The Lakers were pounded 46-29 on the glass while shooting 41.2 percent overall and 6 of 19 from beyond the arc in the contest. Julius Randle finished with 22 points, six rebounds and five assists to lead the Lakers. He was the lone starter to score in double figures.

The Lakers are 18th in the league in scoring offense as they put up 104.7 points per game. Los Angeles is 16th in rebounding with 43.7 per contest and 25th in assists with 20.7 per game. The Lakers stand 26th in the league in scoring defense as they allow 110.3 points per night. Lou Williams leads the team with 17.6 points plus 3.1 assists a night off the bench. Julius Randle puts up 13.9 points plus 8.6 rebounds while Jordan Clarkson is good for 13.7 points a night. Nick Young (13.8 ppg) and D’Angelo Russell (15.2 ppg, 4.6 assists) are also scoring in double figures this season. Timofey Mozgov, Brandon Ingram, Luol Deng and Larry Nance Jr. are key reserves in the mix for Los Angeles. The Lakers are tied for 19th in the league in field goal percentage as they shoot 44.6 percent as a team. Los Angeles is tied for 15th in the league with 9.2 triples per game while standing 17th in three point shooting at 35.4 percent from downtown.

LA Clippers Shoot for Sixth Straight Win

LA has reeled off five straight victories as they continue to right the ship after their six game skid. The Clippers handled the Magic after a couple days off and have had two more rest days before this contest. LA trailed by five after the opening quarter, led by five at the half and trailed by two entering the fourth. The Clippers outscored the Magic 32-21 in the fourth quarter to pick up the win. LA took advantage of hot shooting as they hit 51.3 percent of their attempts from the field in the game despite going 9 of 26 from beyond the arc. The Clippers held a 49-35 edge on the glass to help overcome 21 turnovers. J.J. Redick led the Clippers with 22 points in the win.

The Clippers are currently 7th in the league in scoring offense with 107.8 points per game this season. LA is 14th in the league in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game and 15th in assists with 22.3 per contest. The Clippers are solid defensively, ranking 7th in scoring defense by allowing 102.3 points per game. Blake Griffin leads the team with 21.2 points plus 8.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. Chris Paul contributes 17.7 points, 9.7 assists and 2.29 steals per game. J.J. Redick contributes 15.7 points a night, Jamal Crawford chips in 12.1 points a game in a sixth man role and DeAndre Jordan puts up 11.8 points and 13.7 rebounds per night. Marreese Speights (10 points, five boards), Austin Rivers (10.8 points), Luc Mbah a Moute, Paul Pierce and Raymond Felton are key pieces off the bench. LA is 7th in the league in field goal percentage as they shoot 46.5 percent from the floor. The Clippers are 9th in three pointers a game with 10.2 and 5th in three point shooting as they hit 37.6 percent.

Trends:

Lakers

  • Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific
  • Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games
  • Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game

Clippers

  • Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games
  • Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall

This is a story of two teams that share a city and a building yet wildly divergent destinies. The Lakers seem poised for another lottery run as the playoffs seem to be a farfetched prospect. That said, the team has won just two fewer games at this point than they had all of last season. The Clippers are on a roll right now with five straight wins as they’ve gotten production from their role players in addition to their stars. The edge in this contest has to go the Clippers’ way, even if just based on recent momentum.

Pick: LA Clippers -10.5

We’ve seen the Lakers get torched in their last two games, including an atrocious performance against the Spurs. On the flip side, the Clippers are hot again after a six game slide ended. However, the Lob City boys aren’t doing it all with offense as they continue to work through a variety of injury issues. The Clippers are actually playing some defense, which is something that can’t be said for the Lakers in recent contests.

The Lakers have gone under the total in eight of their last nine against teams with a winning record. In addition, Los Angeles has gone under in four of their last five after giving up at least 125 points. The Clippers have gone under the total in their last five at home against teams with a losing road record. LA has gone under in five of their last six overall, in five of their last six at home and in four of their last five after a straight up win. In this series, seven of the last eight games have gone under the total. That seems to be the trend to go with in this contest.

Under 215.5

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Chris Kubala

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