Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers 4/5/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Clippers vs Los Angeles Lakers 4/5/23
Wed 5th April 2023

The Los Angeles Clippers (41-38, 21-18 Home) welcome the Los Angeles Lakers (41-38, 20-20 Away), who will be looking to extend their winning streak, on Wednesday. The Lakers are playing the second of a back-to-back after edging past the Utah Jazz 135-133 in overtime at Vivint Arena yesterday, their fourth straight win.

With 37 points and six assists, LeBron James was a top performer. The Lakers are seventh in the Western Conference. The Clippers dropped their last game on Saturday at Smoothie King Center, falling to the New Orleans Pelicans 122-114.

Kawhi Leonard had 40 points and eight rebounds in defeat to lead the team. The Clippers are the sixth seed in the Western Conference. It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams.

After winning all three of the previous season meetings against the Lakers, the last of which was a 133-115 victory at Arena on January 24, their 10th straight head-to-head victory, the Clippers will be pursuing a season sweep.

Paul George led the Clippers with 27 points, while Leonard contributed 25 points and nine rebounds. James had 46 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists in the losing effort.

The Lakers have been led this season by Austin Reaves and Dennis Schroder, who are averaging 12.8 and 12.7 points per game, respectively. Schroder also has dished 4.5 assists per game.

Meanwhile, Wenyen Gabriel is grabbing 4.2 rebounds per game. George has powered the Clips’ offense, averaging 23.8 points per game. George also has recorded 5.1 assists per game. Ivica Zubac has posted 9.9 rebounds per game. The Lakers are 4-6 in their last 10 games at Arena.

The Lakers have won four in a row on the road this season. Meanwhile, the Lakers are 6-5 this season when playing on consecutive nights and 3-4 in such games against rested opponents. The Clippers are 5-3 with a rest advantage.

The Lakers are 7-3 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +5.7 (119.0-113.3). the Clippers have split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 116.9 points per game on average while holding opponents to 115.2 (+1.7 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Austin Reaves: 27.2 | 19.1 | +8.1
Jarred Vanderbilt: 12.0 | 18.0 | -6.0
Points per game:
Austin Reaves: 18.6 | 12.8 | +5.8
D’Angelo Russell: 11.7 | 17.8 | -6.1
Rebounds per game:
Jarred Vanderbilt: 4.4 | 7.6 | -3.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Marcus Morris Sr.: 5.0 | 16.9 | -11.9
Points per game:
Eric Gordon: 16.0 | 12.7 | +3.3
Rebounds per game:
Mason Plumlee: 4.6 | 9.1 | -4.5

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