Basketball betting on Tuesday heavily favors the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers as they open up the season against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Lakers will be a popular NBA betting choice in this late night game televised on TNT. Basketball betting has the Lakers favored by 10 points with a total of 207.5. The Lakers have won the last eight games overall against the Clippers. They have swept the season series the last year years. The Lakers lead the all-time series 136-45. The Lakers are 8-2 in their last 10 games against the Clippers including eight wins in a row. The Lakers are 16-4 all-time at STAPLES Center against the Clippers. The Lakers are 29-7 versus the Clippers under head coach Phil Jackson.
Last year in the first basketball betting meeting, it was the Lakers rolling 117-79. It was the biggest margin of victory for the Lakers over the Clippers since the Clippers moved from San Diego. In their basketball betting meeting in January it was Andrew Bynum pouring in a career-high 42 points Kobe Bryant had his 16th career triple-double in that game with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. In 50 career games versus the Clippers including 42 starts, Bryant is averaging 24.6 points per game as sports betting stats show.
The Clippers have not been a good basketball betting road underdog of late. They are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games as a road underdog. Then again, the Clippers haven’t been very good anywhere of late in NBA betting. They are 2-8 in NBA betting in their last 10 games overall. The Clippers are 2-5 in basketball betting in the last 7 meetings on the road against the Lakers. The Clippers are 2-6 vs. the basketball betting number at the sports book in the last 8 meetings against the Lakers.
The Lakers have struggled a little bit within their division in basketball betting. The Lakers are 4-9 in basketball betting at the sports book in their last 13 vs. the Pacific.
With the NBA betting total we see that five of the last six Clipper games last year went under the total. Four of the last five within the division went under the basketball betting total. 20 of the last 30 Clipper road games have gone over the total. Many times when the Lakers are a favorite the games go under the basketball betting total. 29 of the last 38 Lakers games when they have been favored went under the sports betting number.