It’s a season opener for the Los Angeles Clippers as they come head-to-head with Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday 20th October, at the Crypto.com Arena.
For the game, the Clippers are favoured against the Lakers by 4 points for the game with the game’s point total set at 220.5.
The Los Angeles Lakers will be coming to the game with 17 wins under their belt, while the Los Angeles Clippers have claimed 35 wins so far. The last time the two teams came head to head was on 13th July 2022, and the match ended at 72-83. Here are the match odds and predictions based on the past season’s records.
Los Angeles Clippers Statistics
If we review last season’s performance, the Clippers had a winning percentage of 69.2% when they were favoured on the moneyline. They won 9 of the 17 matches as moneyline favourites, having a winning percentage of 65.4%. Therefore if we consider the past season stats, they have a winning probability of 62.8% against the Lakers.
The Clippers were ranked number 23 in the NBA last season based on the points they scored per game (108.4). They averaged around 6.7 points less than the Lakers allowed (115.1). Where they scored more than 115.1, the Clippers went 18-2 against the spread and 17-3 overall.
Their average implied total for games during the last season was 111.7 points, whereas they were able to score over 112 points 32 times.
Los Angeles Lakers Statistics
The Los Angeles Lakers will be playing against the Clippers after losing to the Golden State Warriors at 123-109 on Wednesday, 19th October. The team is a member of the league’s Western Conference Pacific Division.
If we review their past season performance, as the underdog on the moneyline, the Lakers won 10 out of the 39 games they played last season. Based on these stats, their probability of winning the Thursday match is around 41.3%.
During last season, the Lakers were outscored by 250 points in total, making an average of 3 per game, and were the 11th-highest-scoring team. The team scored an average of 112.1 per game which is 3.7 more points than what the Clippers allowed in their games on average. They went 28-23 against the spread and 25-26 overall when they scored more than 108.4 points in their games last season.
During last season, their predicted total points for games were 114.8. However, for the impending match, their implied total is 108 points, 6.8 points less than last year’s implied average.