Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 4/5/2014
Sunday, April 6, 3:30 PM on ABC
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
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There's no doubt that the Staples Center is unequivocally the home of the Clippers in 2013/14 and they'll look to prove that one final time on Sunday against the once-proud Lakers.
The Clippers want to bounce back after a 107-113 loss to the Mavericks on Thursday night. Prior to that Lob City had won four straight road games including three as underdogs. The Staples Center proves to be a great place to get right as LA has posted a 31-6 record in front of their home fans this season. The Clippers will have two full days of rest heading into Sunday's game which bodes well for improving on their 2-1 record against the Lakers this season.
The Lakers have lost 7 of 10 games from March 14th to April 2nd while covering the number just four times. Over those 10 games the Lakers have allowed 113.2 PPG, which doesn't look pretty going up against the Clippers who rank 2nd in offensive efficiency for the season. The Lakers also have the NBA's worst rebounding rate which means DeAndre Jordan and his 13.8 rebounds per game should control the boards.
After escaping with a 116-103 win in the season opener the Lakers have been blown out in consecutive games against the Clips. LAC won 123-87 on January 10th followed by a 142-94 debacle on March 6th. The Clippers have covered by 26 and 37 points in those games.
Lakers are 20-18-0 ATS on the road this season
Lakers are 22-15-1 against the over/under on the road this season
Clippers are 18-19-0 ATS at home this season
Clippers are 19-18-0 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
04/04/14 F Pau Gasol Vertigo out indefinitely
04/03/14 G Steve Nash Ankle out indefinitely
04/03/14 G Xavier Henry Knee out indefinitely
04/02/14 C Chris Kaman Calf doubtful
03/18/14 G Jordan Farmar Groin out indefinitely
03/12/14 G Kobe Bryant Knee out for season
04/04/14 G Jamal Crawford Achilles out indefinitely
04/03/14 F Blake Griffin Ankle questionable
03/28/14 F Danny Granger Hamstring out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take the Clippers
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