Clippers vs Lakers Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, October 20

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The Los Angeles Clippers (0-0) visit the Los Angeles Lakers (0-1), with the matchup beginning at 10:00 PM ET from Arena on Thursday, October 20, 2022. The Clippers are 5.5-point favorites in the game. A 225.5-point over/under has been set in the matchup.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Clippers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Clippers have -216 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +179 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 225.5 points.


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Clippers vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, October 20, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Arena: Arena

Clippers vs. Lakers Betting Trends

The Clippers covered the spread 40 times in 82 games last season. The Clippers went 27-12 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 69.2% of those games). The Clippers had 39 of their 82 games hit the over last season.

The Lakers were 36-46-0 against the spread last season. The Lakers were underdogs in 39 games last season and won 10 (25.6%) of those contests. Out of 82 Lakers games last season, 47 went over the total.

Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Paul George 31 24.4 6.9 5.7 2.1 0.4 2.9
Norman Powell 45 19 3.2 2.1 0.9 0.5 2.4
Reggie Jackson 75 16.8 3.6 4.8 0.7 0.2 2.2
Marcus Morris 54 15.4 4.4 2.1 0.5 0.3 1.9
Luke Kennard 70 11.9 3.3 2.1 0.6 0.1 2.7


LeBron James 56 30.3 8.2 6.2 1.3 1.1 2.9
Anthony Davis 40 23.2 9.9 3 1.3 2.3 0.3
Russell Westbrook 78 18.5 7.4 7 0.9 0.3 1
Dennis Schroder 64 13.5 3.3 4.6 0.9 0.1 1.3
Carmelo Anthony 69 13.3 4.2 1 0.7 0.8 2.2


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Clippers vs. Lakers Injury Report

Clippers: None

Lakers: Troy Brown: Out (Back), Thomas Bryant: Out (Thumb), LeBron James: Probable (Foot), Anthony Davis: Probable (Lower Back), Dennis Schroder: Out (Thumb)

What you need to know about the Los Angeles Clippers

The Clippers put up 108.4 points per game and allowed 108.4 last season, making them 23rd in the league on offense and 11th defensively. Offensively the Clippers performed better at home last season, putting up 109.9 points per game, compared to 107 per game in road games.

The Clippers were 12th in the league in 3-pointers made (12.8 per game) and second-best in 3-point percentage (37.4%) last season. Last year, the Clippers attempted 39.1% of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 60.9% from inside it. In terms of made shots, 31.9% of the Clippers’ baskets were 3-pointers, and 68.1% were 2-pointers.

What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers were ranked 11th in the league offensively last year with 112.1 points per game, while defensively they were fourth-worst (115.1 points allowed per game). The Lakers averaged 112.4 points per game at home last season, and 111.8 away.

With 12 treys per game, the Lakers ranked 18th in the NBA. They sported a 34.7% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranked 22nd in the league. Last year the Lakers took 61.2% two-pointers, accounting for 71.2% of the team’s buckets. They shot 38.8% from beyond the arc (28.8% of the team’s baskets).

Clippers vs. Lakers Predictions and Pick

Our pick to win this contest is the Clippers, and we predict that Lakers will cover the spread (Clippers -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 225.5 points.


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How to bet Clippers vs. Lakers

You can bet on Clippers vs. Lakers at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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