Lakers vs Clippers: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – December 22, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 22, 2020

Pacific Division foes square off when the Los Angeles Lakers (0-0) host the Los Angeles Clippers (0-0) at Staples Center, tipping off at 10:00 PM ET on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. The Clippers are underdogs in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The matchup has an over/under of .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of December 22, 2020, 3:40 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Clippers Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 22

Lakers: None
Clippers: None

Lakers and Clippers Records ATS

  • The Lakers covered the spread more often than not last season, compiling a record ATS of 47-43-2.
  • The Lakers were 37-38-2 against the spread last season when they were at least a 2.5-point favorite.
  • The Lakers and their opponents went over the set total in only 44 of 92 games last season (47.8%).
  • With a 47-38 record ATS last season, the Clippers topped expectations ATS last season.
  • As at least a 2.5-point underdog last season, the Clippers tended to outperformed with a 36-31 record against the spread.
  • The Clippers and their opponents regularly failed to cover the total points bet last season, doing so in 44.7% (38) of their 85 games played.

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Head to Head

The Lakers got a team-high 34 points out of Anthony Davis on the way to a 103-101 victory over Paul George (30 points) and the Clippers in their most recent matchup on Thursday. The Lakers were 3-point favorites in the game, but the Clippers covered the spread in the win. The teams combined to score 204 total points to go over the 182-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
7/30/2020 Lakers Lakers -3 182 -156 129 Regular Season 103-101 LAL*
3/8/2020 Clippers Clippers -2.5 226.5 -138 116 Regular Season 112-103 LAL
12/25/2019 Lakers Lakers -2 223.5 -129 109 Regular Season 111-106 LAC
10/22/2019 Lakers Clippers -3.5 223.5 -166 141 Regular Season 112-102 LAC*
4/5/2019 Clippers Regular Season 122-117 LAL
3/4/2019 Lakers Regular Season 113-105 LAC
1/31/2019 Clippers Regular Season 123-120 LAL
12/28/2018 Lakers Regular Season 118-107 LAC
4/11/2018 Clippers Regular Season 115-100 LAL
12/29/2017 Lakers Regular Season 121-106 LAC
  • 7/30/2020 DNP – Clippers: Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell
  • 10/22/2019 DNP – Lakers: Kyle Kuzma; Clippers: Paul George
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Scoring Trends

  • Lakers games last season went over the point total for Tuesday’s matchup over/under (220 points) in 47 out of 92 opportunities (51.1% of matchups).
  • In 44 out of 85 Clippers games last year (51.8%), the competing teams combined for a higher point total than the point total in Tuesday’s matchup.
  • Last season, the average total for Lakers games was 220.6 points, 0.6 more than the over/under of 220 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 5.9 points separates the average total points bet in Clippers’ games (225.9 points) and this matchup’s over/under (220 points).
  • The Lakers had an average implied point total of 114.3 last season, which is 3.3 points higher than their implied total in Tuesday’s game (111).
  • The Lakers outscored this matchup’s implied point total (111) 57 times last season.
  • The Clippers’ average implied point total last season (116.6 points) is 7.6 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (109 points).
  • The Clippers scored more than 109 points 57 times last season.
  • Last season, the Lakers were at the 11th spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (113.3 PPG), while the Clippers allowed the 13th-fewest points per game (109.9) in the league.
  • The Clippers were the NBA’s fourth-highest scoring squad (116 PPG) a season ago, while the Lakers surrendered the fourth-fewest (107.3 PPG) points per game.
  • The Lakers totaled 555 more points than their opponents last season (six per game on average), and the Clippers scored 519 more points than their opponents (6.1 per game).

Lakers Leaders

  • Davis put up 26.1 points per game last season and grabed 9.3 rebounds a contest.
  • LeBron James racked up 10.2 assists per game.
  • Davis racked up 1.5 steals and 2.3 blocks per game.

Clippers Leaders

  • Kawhi Leonard scored 27.1 points per game last season.
  • Lou Williams collected 5.6 assists a game and Serge Ibaka pulled down 8.2 rebounds per contest.
  • Leonard averaged 1.8 steals per game. Ivica Zubac collected 0.9 blocks a game.

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