Game: NBA ✅ L.A. Clippers vs L.A. Lakers Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NBA Betting Odds & Lines, Clippers vs Lakers Picks & Clippers vs Lakers Predictions
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Start time: 9:00 PM EST, Disney World
TV Channel: TNT
Clippers vs Lakers Odds
Best Los Angeles Lakers Lines: -4½ (-110) Spread – BETNOW
Over/Under 216: – BETONLINE
NBA is officially back today and on the 1st day, we will see against each other the two best teams in the West – Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers.
Clippers vs Lakers Betting Prediction
The latest news with Doc River’s team is about Lou Williams who will be in quarantine for 10 days after left the bubble and even was seen in a strip club. Montrezl Harrell and Patrick Beverley are also out of the bubble and will not be available in their first seeding games. However, the greatest news for Clippers is that Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are healthy and they are expected to start against the Lakers. If that pause can be good news for any player from the team that is George who struggles a lot before the pandemic with injuries and was not playing at his best. If we saw the best of him I think that we definitely have a favorite for the title and that are Clippers.
In Orlando, we will see Lakers without Avery Bradley who decided not to play. Rajon Rondo is also out for at least six weeks after he broke his thumb. It is also very interesting how the pause affects LeBron James who is 35 years old. Dion Waiters and JR Smith are the new players that will play for L.A. Lakers in Orlando for the first time but what will be their role is too early to call. Kyle Kuzma played at the highest level in the test games in Orlando and his role can be crucial to help LeBron and Anthony Davis if they want to win the title.
The upcoming game between Clippers and Lakers in Orlando will give us some answers but I think that will leave even more questions. We can’t judge any team from the result in their first official match after 4 months break. Of course, the Los Angeles Clippers will have key players missing as these happen all the time during the regular season for them. Betting sites give Lakers as favorite but I think that the best wager here will be for under 216 points. Both teams have a lot of work before the playoffs and we will not see the best from the players at the start.