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NBA league LA classic. There were years and years when the Lakers were too dominant over the Clippers but things have changed a bit in the last couple of years. Odds are pretty close on both teams to win and let’s take a look into short h2h preview.
LA Lakers vs LA Clippers Head to head
So far this season, these rivals have played 3 mutual duels in which the Clippers were more successful with two wins, but that means almost nothing after this too long break. It’s good to say that the Lakers are much more ready to enter the rest of the season. Although they are deprived of the help of standard players in the rotation Avery Bradley and Rajon Rondo, they nicely compensated that inconvenience by the signatures of Dion Waiters and JR Smith, who will again be a teammate with LeBron. They didn't play anything special in these preliminary games, but it’s fair to point out that coach Frank Vogel tried a lot of options and often mixed up the starting five. I also expect Davis to play even though he has minor eye problems.
The Clippers have a lot of personnel problems because two players who make the biggest contribution from the bench and who have excellent cooperation are out of the game. It is duo Williams - Harrell. So they will have big problems to compensate for their almost 40 points on average. it looks like it will all boil down to the George-Leonard duo and that’s what might be overburdening these two main levers on the team. Most probable starting lineups: LAL Lebron James - Caldwell Pope - Green - Davis - McGee LAC Beverley - George - Leonard - Morris - Zubac
LA Lakers vs LA Clippers Betting tips
Although some time ago I was of the opinion that the Clippers are the favourite here, now it seems to me that the Lakers have a slight advantage mostly due to the insufficient contribution of the bench of the less popular team from LA. Lebron James may not have as much of an impact due to the excellent defense of Leonard and George but it will be very difficult to stop Davis in the paint, player who has a large radius of movement and agility. So my recommendation here is Lakers to win and cover Ah spread -4.5 Pinnacle offers very nice odds.
LA Lakers to win
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