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Clippers vs Lakers Prediction, Odds & Betting Insights for NBA Game on FanDuel Sportsbook (Oct. 20)

Devon Platana
LA Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
LA Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu
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Clippers vs Lakers Game Info

2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
LA Clippers (0-0, 0-0 Away) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (0-1, 0-0 Home)
Date: Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Venue: crypto.com Arena — Los Angeles, CA
Coverage: TNT

The 2022-23 NBA season-opening week continues on Thursday, featuring an intriguing matchup between the LA Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers. This is the first game of the Clippers' season and things are finally looking up now that they have both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George healthy at the same time.

Meanwhile, the Lakers hope to rebound following a 123-109 loss to the Golden State Warriors to begin their year. Los Angeles' 'Big 3' of LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook combined for 77 points, 32 rebounds and 11 assists, but it clearly wasn't good enough to get the job done.

Clippers vs Lakers Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: LAC: (-230) | LAL: (+190)
Spread: LAC: -5.5 (-110) | LAL: +5.5 (-110)
Total: 225.5 —Over: (-112) | Under: (-108)

The Clippers enter this contest as clear road favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 225.5, with the over being favored at -112 odds.

Clippers vs Lakers Prediction & Pick

It's been nearly 1.5 years since Kawhi Leonard has played meaningful basketball. Though the Clippers failed to make the playoffs last year without him, it's important to point out highlight that they're 77-32 in the 109 games that he's played for the franchise.

While the Lakers have already gotten the chance to play this season, they looked disorganized. Their top players were playing hero ball as opposed to relying on teamwork, they shot an abysmal 10-of-40 from three-point range and committed 22 turnovers.

It looks like the Lakers will deal with the same problems as last year while the Clippers will receive a big boost with Leonard's return to the lineup, leading to a victory for the "road" team.

Final Score Prediction: Clippers: 113 | Lakers: 104

Clippers vs Lakers Betting Trends

- The Clippers are 7-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last eight games against the Lakers.
- The Lakers are 0-7 straight up in their last seven games against the Clippers.
- The total has hit the under in five of the Clippers' last six games.
- The total has hit the over in 10 of the Lakers' last 14 games.

Clippers vs Lakers Best Bet

The Clippers are spread-betting darlings whenever they face the Lakers, going 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in this rivalry. Furthermore, the Clippers are also 10-0 ATS in the last 10 games when the Lakers are the "home" team at crypto.com Arena.

With the Lakers looking awfully messy to start the season, I have no issue backing the Clippers as 5.5-point spread favorites.

Bet: Clippers -5.5 (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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