Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers 1/24/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers 1/24/23
Tue 24th January 2023

The Los Angeles Clippers (25-24, 12-13 Away), one of the NBA’s top scoring defenses, are on the road to face the Los Angeles Lakers (22-25, 12-11 Home) on Tuesday.

The Clippers defeated the Dallas Mavericks 112-98 at American Airlines Center on Sunday. Kawhi Leonard was a top performer with 30 points and nine rebounds. The Clippers are the seventh seed in the Western Conference.

The Lakers won on Sunday at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 121-112. LeBron James scored 37 points to lead the team in scoring. With 31 points and 14 rebounds, Thomas Bryant also impressed.

The Lakers are the 13th seed in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the final time this season. The Clippers will be aiming for a season sweep against the Lakers after getting the win in both of their earlier meetings, the last of which was a 114-101 victory at Arena in November 2022, their ninth straight head-to-head victory. Paul George led the Clippers with 29 points. James had 30 points and eight rebounds in the losing effort.

Norman Powell is averaging 16.4 points per game to lead the Clips in scoring this season. Meanwhile, Ivica Zubac is grabbing 10.4 rebounds per game, eighth-most in the NBA, and Reggie Jackson is dishing 3.6 assists.

James has been the primary provider for the Lakers on offense, averaging 29.8 points per game. He ranks as the sixth-highest scorer in the league. James also has collected 8.5 rebounds per game. Russell Westbrook has distributed 7.6 assists per game.

The Clippers rank as one of the toughest scoring defenses in the league, fourth-best with 110.5 points per game allowed. The Clippers are undefeated in their last 10 games at Arena.

In the last 10 games, the Clippers are 4-6 with an average margin of -4.1 (110.7-114.8). the Lakers have a 6-4 record over the last 10, scoring 120.8 points per game on average while allowing 119.2 (+1.6 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Kawhi Leonard: 40.3 | 29.2 | +11.0
Points per game:
Kawhi Leonard: 30.8 | 19.7 | +11.1
Paul George: 16.7 | 23.1 | -6.4
Assists per game:
Paul George: 6.7 | 5.3 | +1.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Kendrick Nunn: 14.0 | 9.0 | +5.0
Points per game:
Troy Brown Jr.: 8.8 | 6.9 | +1.9

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LA Clippers (-200)

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