This insightful NBA betting preview article focuses on the Easter Sunday contest between the Clippers and Lakers. Can the Clippers continue their recent domination over the Lakers?
Easter Sunday NBA Battle of Los Angeles
The Lakers and Clippers will square off at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Easter Sunday. The opening tip is slated for 9:35 PM ET. According to the NBA odds at Bookmaker, the Clippers are an 11.5 point favorite, and the posted total is 211.0. The Clippers have defeated the Lakers five consecutive times including twice this season. Those five encounters have seen the Clippers outscore the Lakers by a mammoth 27.8 points per game. The Clippers have also averaged 123.4 points per game in those five decisive wins.
Clippers peaking down the Stretch
The Los Angeles Clippers head into tonight’s game having gone 9-1 in their last 10-games, and also covered in seven of those contests. They’ve really clicked offensively during that time frame, scoring 106-points or more in each of those contests. As a matter of fact, during their previous five, the Clippers have averaged 115.4 points per game, shot a stellar 48.7% from the field, and converted on a superb 40.7% of their three-point attempts.
First Round Home Court Advantage on the Line
The Clippers are going to finish second in the Pacific Division at the conclusion of the regular season. However, they’re in a dog fight with both Memphis and San Antonio to determine the #4 seed in the Western Conference. Whichever of those three teams comes out on top, secures home court advantage for their Western Conference quarterfinals playoff series.
Lakers playing out the String
Unlike their opponent tonight, the Lakers have struggled over the past month, going 4-14 in their last eighteen games. Their only wins during that time came against Philadelphia twice, Minnesota, and Detroit. Those three teams have gone a combined 64-166 (.278) this season. The Lakers have gone a miserable 2-10 versus Pacific Division opponents this year, allowing 114.4 points per game, and possessing a horrible -10.2 point per game differential.
NBA Betting Angle
The Clippers have gone over the total by a combined 52.0 points during their previous five games. They’ll also enter tonight with a winning percentage of .662 on the season. The Lakers on the other hand, possess a dismal .267 winning percentage in the 2014-2015 NBA campaign. Those three pieces of factual data, sets up a very profitable NBA betting system, and I’ll be able to use that angle as an integral part of making one of my NBA picks on Sunday.
Any NBA favorite of 10.0 or greater, that’s gone over the total by a combined 30.0 points or more in their previous five games, and has a winning percentage of .600 to .750, versus an opponent with a winning percentage of .250 to 400, has seen that favorite go 28-8 ATS (77.8%) during the past five seasons.
NBA Picks: Play on the Clippers -12.5 over the Lakers at Pinnacle