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BetMGM Basketball: Los Angeles Lakers vs LA Clippers Odds, lines, picks and predictions – NBA, March 3

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● The Clippers (30-31) are -2.5 favorites against the Lakers (27-31)

● Total (Over/Under): 219.5 points

● Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 10:00 p.m. EST

● Watch the match on TNT

The Los Angeles Lakers visit the Crypto.com Arena to take on the LA Clippers on Thursday. Tipoff is scheduled for 10:00 p.m. EST in Los Angeles.

the The Clippers are the betting favorites in this NBA game, with a gap of -2.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Lakers are 26-34 ATS, while the Clippers are 32-32 ATS.

The Lakers vs. Clippers Over/Under total 219.5 points for the game.

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Lakers vs. Clippers Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

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Moneyline

Los Angeles Lakers

+2.5 -110

O 219.5 -110

120

LA Clippers

-2.5 -110

U 219.5 -110

-145

Los Angeles Lakers record against the spread (ATS), historical betting trends:

Against the spread this NBA season, the Lakers went:

26-34 against the propagated (-11.35 Units / -16.93% ROI)

27-34 against the Moneyline (-20.95 Units / -18.32% ROI)

33-28 against the More than for total game points (+2.15 Units / 3.2% ROI)

28-33 against the Under for total game points (-8.3 units / -12.38% ROI)

Positive value trends over the spread for the Lakers, ranked by units won:

● The Los Angeles Lakers have covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 30 of their last 44 games (+15.70 Units / 32% ROI)

● The Los Angeles Lakers have covered the 2H Moneyline in 17 of their last 25 games (+8.76 Units / 28% ROI)

● The Los Angeles Lakers have covered the 4Q Game Total Under in 34 of their last 58 games (+8.75 Units / 14% ROI)

● The Los Angeles Lakers have covered the 4Q spread in 18 of their last 28 games (+7.98 units / 26% ROI)

● The Los Angeles Lakers have covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 22 of their last 37 games (+7.76 Units / 19% ROI)

Negative value trends against the spread for the Lakers, ranked by units lost:

● The Los Angeles Lakers have only covered the 1H Moneyline in 23 of their last 60 games (-25.82 Units / -28% ROI)

● The Los Angeles Lakers have only covered the Moneyline in 27 of their last 61 games (-20.95 Units / -18% ROI)

● The Los Angeles Lakers have only covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 20 of their last 59 games (-20.62 Units / -32% ROI)

● The Los Angeles Lakers have only covered 1Q Game Total Over in 22 of their last 60 games (-19.31 Units / -30% ROI)

● The Los Angeles Lakers have only covered the 1H spread in 20 of their last 56 games (-18.55 Units / -30% ROI)

LA Clippers Against the Spread (ATS) Record, Historical Betting Trends:

Against the spread this NBA season, the Clippers went:

32-32 against the propagated (-3.2 Units / -4.55% ROI)

33-31 against the Moneyline (+4.6 Units / 4.17% ROI)

30-33 against the More than for total game points (-6.25 units / -8.88% ROI)

33-30 against the Under for total game points (+0 Units / 0% ROI)

Positive value trends over the gap for the Clippers, ranked by units won:

● The LA Clippers have covered the Moneyline in 16 of their last 30 games (+15.15 Units / 39% ROI)

● LA Clippers have covered Team Total Under in 39 of their last 64 games (+12.01 units / 17% return on investment)

● The LA Clippers have covered the 1H Game Total Under in 37 of their last 62 games (+9.53 Units / 14% ROI)

● The LA Clippers have covered the 3Q Spread in 20 of their last 30 games (+9.01 Units / 27% ROI)

● The LA Clippers have covered Game Total Over in 8 of their last 10 home games (+5.80 Units / 53% ROI)

Negative value trends against the spread for the Clippers, ranked by units lost:

● The LA Clippers have covered Team Total Over in only 24 of their last 64 games (-21.94 Units / -29% ROI)

● The LA Clippers have only covered the 1H Game Total Over in 25 of their last 62 games (-15.81 Units / -23% ROI)

● The LA Clippers have only covered the 2H Moneyline in 9 of their last 24 home games (-11.78 Units / -35% ROI)

● The LA Clippers have only covered the 1Q Game Total Over in 27 of their last 62 games (-11.16 Units / -16% ROI)

● The LA Clippers have only covered the 4Q Game Total Over in 28 of their last 64 games (-9.55 Units / -14% ROI)

Los Angeles Lakers: the keys to the game against the LA Clippers

The Lakers were 13-8 (.619) when they allowed 15 or more second-chance points last season – 5th best among NBA teams; League average: 0.450

The Lakers are 36-16 (.692) when earning the turnover margin since the start of the 2020-21 season – 4th best among NBA teams; League average: 0.556

The Lakers were 19-8 (.704) when they won the turnover margin last season – 5th best among NBA teams; League average: 0.552

LA Clippers: the keys to the game against the Los Angeles Lakers

The Clippers are 17-5 (.773) when allowing under 10 fastbreak points this season – 3rd best among NBA teams; League average: 0.570

The Clippers were 20-2 (.909) when they forced an eFG of 50% or worse last season – 5th best among NBA teams; League average: 0.782

The Clippers were 38-9 (.809) when they scored 110 or more points last season – 5th best among NBA teams; League average: 0.677

The Clippers were 29-12 (.707) when scoring more second-chance points than their opponent last season – tied for 3rd among NBA teams; League average: 0.540

Injury Report: Clippers vs. Lakers – Game Thursday, March 03

Norman Powell (Clippers): The Clippers have announced that Powell is out indefinitely.

Paul George (Clippers): George is going to be out for a few more weeks as the team gives his right elbow more time to rest, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Kawhi Leonard (Clippers): Leonard is ahead of schedule for his ACL rehab and could still return this season, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.

Jason Preston (Clippers): Preston has had surgery on his right foot and is set to miss a significant part of the season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowksi.

Jay Scrubb (Clippers): Scrubb will undergo season-ending surgery, according to The Athletic’s Law Murray.

james lebron (Lakers): James is questionable for Thursday’s game (March 3) against the Clippers.

Talen Horton Tucker (Lakers): Horton-Tucker is likely for Thursday’s (March 3) game against the Clippers.

Anthony Davis (Lakers): The Lakers have announced that Anthony Davis has a midfoot sprain and will be re-evaluated in 4 weeks.

Kendrick Nunn (Lakers): Nunn suffered a setback while trying to increase activity on his knee, according to Matt Peralta of Lakersnation.com. There is no timetable for his return.

Avery Bradley (Lakers): Bradley is questionable for Thursday’s (March 3) game against the Clippers.

Los Angeles Lakers Offensive Stats and Trends

The Lakers averaged 0.51 points per possession (7,887 points / 16,015 possessions) last season – tied for 3rd among NBA teams; League average: 0.54

The Lakers averaged 14.7 turnovers per game (1,060 turnovers/72 games) last season – 2nd highest among NBA teams; League average: 13.2

The Lakers are averaging 111.3 points per game (5,009 points/45 games) this season – 5th-best among NBA teams; League average: 107.8

The Lakers shot 74% from the free throw line (1,241/1,679) last season – 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League average: 78%

LA Clippers offensive stats and trends

The Clippers shot 41% from three (1,027/2,498) last season – the best among NBA teams; League average: 37%

The Clippers averaged 0.56 points per possession (4,058 points / 7,582 possessions) in the second half of last season — tied for best among NBA teams; League average: 0.52

The Clippers have 18.8 free throw attempts per game this season – 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League average: 20.8

The Clippers shot 41% from three (512/1,253) in the first half of last season – the best among NBA teams; League average: 37%

Los Angeles Lakers defensive stats and trends

Lakers have 364 interceptions this season – 7th most among NBA teams

The Lakers are averaging 5.7 blocks per game (255 blocks/45 games) this season – 5th best among NBA teams; League average: 4.8

The Lakers have blocked 641 shots since the start of the 2020-21 season – 5th most among NBA teams

The Lakers have averaged 5.5 blocks per game (641 blocks / 117 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season – tied for 4th among NBA teams; League average: 4.9

LA Clippers Defensive Stats & Trends

The Clippers averaged 4.1 blocks per game (295 blocks / 72 games) last season – tied for 2nd among NBA teams; League average: 4.9

Clippers have 352 interceptions this season – 9th most among NBA teams

The Clippers have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (233 blocks/55 games) on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season – tied for 3rd among NBA teams; League average: 4.8

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