Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Betting

November 30th, 2010 NBA Basketball

NBA betting on Wednesday includes the battle of Los Angeles, if you want to call it that, between the Lakers and Clippers.

It has not been much of a battle lately in basketball betting, more of a slaughter. The Lakers have won 9 of the last ten against the Clippers.

NBA betting should be entertaining though as the Lakers face the Clippers in this ESPN televised contest. Technically it is a road game for the Lakers although the teams play on the same court.  The Lakers have already beaten the Clippers once this season, winning 99-92. They did not cover the 12.5 point basketball betting number though.  The Lakers are 6-4 though in the last ten versus the NBA betting line against the Clippers. The one advantage for the Clippers is that the Lakers played last night against the Rockets.

The Lakers have actually won the last night games outright against the Clippers but in the last three they have failed to cover the NBA betting odds.  Six of the last eight in this series have gone under the basketball betting total including the last two.

The Lakers win a lot of game but they have a losing record against the NBA betting odds.  And it has not mattered whether they are at home or on the road. The Lakers are simply a public team and overvalued on almost an nightly basis in basketball betting.  The value will be with the Clippers in this NBA betting game but taking them is always risky.  The Clippers don’t have a winning record either straight up or against the NBA betting line. They have been poor at home in NBA betting too. The Clippers have players who can impact NBA betting lines but far too often the team simply doesn’t show up.  That is the risk when you take the Clippers in NBA betting.  Most people will prefer to take the Lakers in this ESPN game and hope they can cover the big NBA betting line.

The Clippers are led by Chris Kaman, Baron Davis and Eric Gordon who is back from injury. They also have Marcus Camby who can play defense. On paper, the Clippers really should not be this bad. They have the talent to be a .500 or better team.  But they still have the reputation as being a poor team and sometimes that label of loser is tough to shake.

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