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Lakers vs Clippers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 9 (LeBron's Return Won't Be Enough)

Jason Schandl
Lakers vs Clippers prediction, odds and best bets for Wednesday's night's NBA game on ESPN.
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Lakers vs Clippers Game Info

2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
Los Angeles Lakers (2-8, 0-4 Away) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (6-5, 2-3 Home)
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022
Time: 10:00p.m. ET
Venue: crypto.com Arena — Los Angeles, CA
Coverage: ESPN

This season is not off to a good start for the Lakers, who are riding a 3-game losing streak and are now a full week removed from their last win.

The Clippers aren't exactly off to a hot start either, but they've rounded into form lately with wins in four of their last five.

Lakers vs Clippers Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: LAL: (+142) | LAC: (-168)
Spread: LAL: +3.5 (-112) | LAC: -3.5 (-108)
Total: 219.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Lakers come into this one as small "road" underdogs in this home-at-home matchup. The Clippers are 3.5-point favorites on the spread, and the game's over/under of 219.5 points is the third lowest on tonight's 13-game slate.

Lakers vs Clippers Prediction & Pick

It's never apples-to-apples comparing teams' results against mutual opponents, but it's a great place to start with for breaking down this matchup. The Lakers' last three games have been against the Utah Jazz (twice) and Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Clippers' last two games were also against the Jazz and Cavs. The Lakers lost to the Jazz by 14 and 23 points, and to the Cavaliers by 14. The Clippers beat the Cavs by 2 and only lost to the Jazz by 8.

LeBron James (foot, probable) should be back in the lineup after missing that 23-point loss, but it's not exactly like the Lakers were world beaters when he was playing either, still sporting a 2-7 record when he suits up.

The Clippers just shut down one of the hottest teams in the league in their last game, and I don't expect them to have too much trouble against one of the league's coldest.

Final Score Prediction: Clippers: 108 | Lakers: 106

Lakers vs Clippers Betting Trends

- The Lakers are 2-8 against the spread (ATS) this season.
- The total has hit the over in four of the Lakers' last five games.
- The Clippers are 3-10 ATS in their last 10 games.
- The total has hit the under in five of the Clippers' last six home games.

Lakers vs Clippers Best Bet

Neither team is having any success against the spread this season, so of course someone will need to buck that trend tonight. But that's not where the betting value lies.

The Lakers have opened the season playing at the NBA's highest pace (103.77), but some of that has been driven by trying to push the pace while playing catch-up in lopsided losses. All four of their losses by single-digit margins have seen the total hit the under, including their first game against the Clips when the two combined for 200 points against a total of 226.5.

Bank on a repeat performance tonight.

Bet: Under 219.5 Points (-110)

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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. 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 his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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