In the Battle of Los Angeles, the Lakers (15-16) take on the Clippers (25-8) Friday night at 10:30ET. NBA odds are found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Lakers have lost two of their last three after winning five in a row, to bring their record to 15-16 SU and 13-17-1 ATS. Even with the win streak, their performance against the spread has been spotty recently, going only 4-5-1 ATS in their last ten. Their New Year’s Day loss to the Sixers was the first time they had failed to score 100 points since early December, going back 10 games.
The Clippers have lost their last two after going on a long winning streak. For the season, they are 25-8 SU and 20-13 ATS, but have dropped three of their last four against the spread. After looking unbeatable for the month of December, they have fallen back to earth hard, suffering a 14 point loss to Denver and a 21 point loss to Golden State.
The Clippers are a 4 ½ point favorite. The balance of power has shifted in the City of Angels, and the Clippers have something to prove. Take the Clippers -4 ½ at online sports books.