Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers Preview 10/29/08

NBA Betting Preview
Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers
Wednesday, 10:35 pm Eastern – ESPN

SBG Global Opening Line: Lakers  – 8.5 ,  Total  202


The Los Angeles Lakers face their first back-to-back situation of the season as they play the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.  The Lakers opened up the season last night at home against Portland. It is not that tough a situation though since the Lakers don’t have to travel. Last season the Lakers swept their season series with the Clippers 4-0 for the first time since the 2002-03 season. The two teams have met 177 times overall and 111 times since the Clippers moved to Los Angeles. The Lakers are 7-3 in their last 10 games against the Clippers. The Lakers are 6-4 in their last 10 games, as a visitor at the Staples Center. Under head coach Phil Jackson, the Lakers are 25-7 versus the Clippers. In 46 career games versus the Clippers, Kobe Bryant is averaging 25.1 points per game. SBG Global reports that early NBA betting has the public taking Lakers on the Road.


The Clippers open up the new season a far different team than they were a year ago.  Gone are Elton Brand and Corey Maggette.  Into the mix are Baron Davis and Marcus Camby.  Many people are not giving the Clippers much chance this season but Davis should be able to keep them competitive on most nights.


Here are the NBA betting stats for Wednesday’s game.  The Lakers are 18-5 ATS in their last 23 vs. the Pacific. The Lakers are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games playing on no rest. The Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.

The Lakers are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between the two teams and the favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.


SBG Global Current Line: Lakers  – 9 ,  Total  202


The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Pacific. The Clippers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Clippers are 2-12 ATS in their last 14 home games. The Clippers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Western Conference


The Under is 5-0 in the Lakers last 5 vs. the Western Conference. The Under is 8-3 in the Lakers last 11 overall. The Under is 17-5 in the Clippers last 22 Wednesday games. The Under is 21-8 in the Clippers last 29 vs. the Pacific.

The Under is 13-5 in the Clippers last 18 home games. The Under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings between the two teams.


Pick: Clippers 2 out of 5 units