Lakers vs. Clippers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 24 (Trust the Clippers in the Battle of L.A.)

Larry Rupp
Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Marcio Jose Sanchez
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Lakers vs. Clippers Game Info

  • Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Crypto.com Arena -- Los Angeles, California
  • Coverage: TNT

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Tuesday with seven more games, including a battle between the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers. The Clippers rank sixth in the Western Conference with a 25-24 record, while the Lakers check in 12th with a 22-25 record. This one could go either way.

The Clippers enter as a victor in three of their last five games following a 112-98 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Lakers have now won three of their last four games after taking down the Portland Trail Blazer by a score of 121-112 on Sunday. Which LA squad will on Tuesday?

Lakers vs. Clippers Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: LAL: (+166) | LAC: (-198)
  • Spread: LAL: +5 (-110) | LAC: -5 (-110)
  • Total: 230 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Clippers enter this contest as notable road favorites on moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 230 points, which is above average when compared to Tuesday's projected totals.

Clippers vs Lakers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Clippers -4 - - 231.5 -110 -110 -172 144

Lakers vs. Clippers Betting Trends

  • The Clippers are 23-24-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Lakers have been underdogs by 4 points or more 22 times this year and are 7-13-2 ATS in those matchups.
  • Clippers games have gone over the total 18 times out of 45 chances this season.
  • The Lakers have eclipsed the over/under 53.3% of the time this year (24 of 45 games with a set point total).
  • Against the spread, the Clippers have fared worse at home, covering 11 times in 23 home games, and 12 times in 24 road games.
  • Against the spread, the Lakers have performed better at home (11-10-1) than away (10-12-1).

Lakers vs. Clippers Prediction & Pick

The Clippers have been a bit all over the place this season. They have both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George back healthy, though, which makes them a threat in the Western Conference. Head coach Ty Lue's team ranks 11th in defensive efficiency and is allowing 110.5 points per game (No. 4 in NBA).

That defensive success should guide the Clippers to a road win tonight. The Lakers cannot find their stride from beyond the arc as they are shooting just 33.7% from three-point range (No. 26 in NBA). Head coach Darvin Ham's squad averages only 9.3 offensive rebounds per game, too (No. 24 in NBA).

I feel comfortable backing a Clippers team that has won nine straight games against the Lakers.

Final Score Prediction: Lakers: 110 | Clippers: 120

Lakers vs. Clippers Best Bet

It's important to not that LeBron James is listed as questionable to suit up in this game. He is dealing with an ankle injury and his absence would obviously hurt the Lakers' chances of pulling off a home upset. Keep an eye on his status as tip-off nears. Whether he plays or not, the Clippers should cruise.

The Clippers are an amazing 9-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games against the Lakers. Five of those 10 games ended with a Clippers win of at least 6 points as well. The Lakers have lost 11 of their last 12 games against a Pacific Division opponent, so fade LeBron & company on Tuesday.

Bet: Los Angeles Clippers -5 (-110)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. 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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