LA Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions, Odds, Picks

  • Without their stars for most of the season, the LA Clippers currently rest at 8th in the Western Conference.
  • The Los Angeles Lakers need to gain some ground, sitting 9th in the West and half a game back from the Clippers.
  • The Clippers have won their last two meetings against the Lakers.

LA Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Odds provided by Caesars Sportsbook.

Team Point Spread Total Money Line
LA Clippers +1 (-115)
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O 223 (-110)
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-110
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Los Angeles Lakers -1 (-105)
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U 223 (-110)
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-110
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LA Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions and Pick

The LA Clippers have been victorious in their last two games against the Lakers, leaning on their gritty play and ability to slow the game down. With spots to climb and a focused LeBron James leading the pack, the Lakers should take back a win in this series.

Pick:

Los Angeles Lakers def. LA Clippers

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LA Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers

Head-to-Head: LA Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers

LA Clippers
Head-to-Head Los Angeles Lakers
Tyronn Lue Head Coach Frank Vogel
30-31 (8th in West) Standing 27-31 (9th in West)
W-L-W-W Form W-L-L-L
108.1 (26th of 30) Off Rtg 109.1 (24th of 30)
109.0 (8th of 30) Def Rtg 110.5 (15th of 30)
98.5 (15th of 30) Pace 100.1 (4th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

P. George (24.7) PPG L. James (29.1)
I. Zubac (8.0) RPG A. Davis (9.7)
P. George (5.5) APG R. Westbrook (7.5)
P. George (2.0) SPG L. James (1.6)
I. Hartenstein (1.1) BPG A. Davis (2.3)
I. Zubac (.650)/P. George (9.0) FG%/FGM D. Jordan (.670)/L. James (11.0)
L. Kennard (.448)/L. Kennard (2.7) 3P%/3PM D. Howard (.667)/L. James (2.8)

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Injury Report

Player Team Date Status Info
Jason Preston LA Clippers 7 Oct 2021 Out (Foot) Preston underwent foot surgery and there is no timetable for his return.
Kawhi Leonard LA Clippers 6 Jan 2022 Out (Knee) Leonard is ahead of schedule on his ACL rehab and could still return this season.
Paul George LA Clippers 18 Jan 2022 Out (Elbow) There is still no timetable for George’s return from an elbow injury.
Jay Scrubb LA Clippers 9 Feb 2022 Out (Toe) Scrubb underwen season-ending surgery.
Norman Powell LA Clippers 13 Feb 2022 Out (Toe) Powell is out indefinitely.
Kendrick Nunn Los Angeles Lakers 18 Jan 2022 Out (Knee) Nunn suffered a setback during recovery and there is no timetable for his return.
Carmelo Anthony Los Angeles Lakers 17 Feb 2022 Day to Day (Hamstring) Anthony was OUT for Los Angeles’ Wednesday (Feb 16) game.
Avery Bradley Los Angeles Lakers 17 Feb 2022 Day to Day (Knee) Bradley was OUT for Los Angeles’ Wednesday (Feb 16) game.
Anthony Davis Los Angeles Lakers 17 Feb 2022 Out (Foot) Davis has a mid-foot sprain and will be re-evaluated in 4 weeks.

How Can the Clippers Beat the Lakers?

The LA Clippers came out on the winning end of a tough game against the Lakers last time they met. To beat the Lakers in this meeting, the Clippers must replicate their shooting efficiency from last time out.

LA aren’t the most talented three-point shooting team in the league, but they’re efficient because they play inside-out. Shooting 51.7% from the field in their last game against the Lakers is what opened up the court for their 43.3% shooting.

The Lakers will likely be missing their key big man Anthony Davis, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be an easy night for the Clippers. If they can find efficient opportunities early, it’ll only help them as the game opens up.

Clippers Key Player: (G) Reggie Jackson


With so many Clippers rotation players in and out of the lineup, it has been Reggie Jackson who has held the team together through this season. Against the Lakers, Jackson will need to be on his game.

While not his best scoring season, Jackson has been excellent. He is averaging 16.6 points, 4.5 assists, and 3.4 rebounds on 30.9 minutes per game. His ability to get to the free throw line, 8.9 attempts per game, has been key for their success.

Against the Lakers, Jackson needs to lead with efficiency. He is shooting just 39.5% from the field and 32.5% from deep. He must be accurate with his opportunities due to their lack of personnel.

How Can the Lakers Beat the Clippers?

The Los Angeles Lakers need to get back on track and find their way into the NBA Playoffs. To beat the Clippers, they need to dominate the paint.

Despite Anthony Davis being out, the Lakers still have contributors on the glass from every position. On average, the Lakers lose the rebounding battle regardless of result.

The Lakers don’t put in much work on the offensive glass, which contributes to their 17th ranked rebounding rate at 44.8 per game. The Clippers are a gritty team who will look to convert inside to open up their shooting. The Lakers must control the glass to win.

Lakers Key Player: (G) Russell Westbrook


The Los Angeles Lakers front office ultimately decided to retain Russell Westbrook after the trade deadline. He’ll need to be back on form for the Lakers to make a serious playoff push.

Through the first phase of the season, Westbrook posted 18.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 7.5 assists. He’s been incredibly inconsistent this season, especially his three-point shooting at 29.9%.

Westbrook must be aggressive going to the rim for the Lakers to find success. If he can’t push the pace and attract defenders, Westbrook’s game can throttle the Lakers offence.

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How to Watch LA Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers

LA Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers Information
Who LA Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Where crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California
When 10:00 PM EST, February 25th, 2022
How to Watch ESPN

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