The Los Angeles Lakers (24-6) meet the LA Clippers (22-10) in a marquee game in the NBA on Christmas Day evening at the Staples Center.
It’s worth bearing in mind that technically the Clippers will be the visiting team on the home court they share with the Lakers for this game.
Los Angeles Lakers
Having previously won seven straight, the Lakers are currently on a three-game losing streak and come into this game on the back of a heavy 128-104 routing at home to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night.
Anthony Davis led the Lakers, who were without LeBron James, with 32 points and 11 rebounds.
Lakers have scored 112.3 points per game while allowing 104.9 points per game.
The Clippers have lost three of their last five games, including a 118-112 defeat on the road to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night. The Clippers led 63-57 at the half.
Lou Williams led the Clippers with 22 points, while Montrezl Harrell had 18. Leading scorer Kawhi Leonard sat out the game because of left knee soreness.
The Clippers have scored an average of 115.7 points per game while allowing 108.6 points per game.
Los Angeles Lakers vs LA Clippers Betting Lines & Predictions
With regards to NBA predictions, neither team is on a great run of results at present, so there’s more than just local pride and bragging rights at stake here.
The Lakers are the favourites on the Money Line at odds of -130 (1.76) at Betway, with the Clippers at +110 (2.10) with bet365. For our tips we’ll take the Clippers +2.0 at -110 (1.90) with Betway Sports.
NBA Pick: Point Spread – LA Clippers +2.0 @ at -110 (1.90) with Betway