Clippers vs Lakers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – April 4, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 4, 2021

A game after he scored 30 points in a 115-94 win over the Kings, Kyle Kuzma leads the Los Angeles Lakers (31-18) on the road against the Los Angeles Clippers (32-18) as 11-point underdogs. The matchup, which airs on ABC, tips at 3:30 PM ET on Sunday, April 4, 2021. The matchup’s over/under is set at 215.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of April 4, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Clippers vs Lakers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 4

Clippers:
Serge Ibaka: Out (Back),
Rajon Rondo: Day To Day (Adductor),
Patrick Beverley: Out (Knee)

Lakers:
Wesley Matthews: Day To Day (Neck),
Anthony Davis: Out (Achilles),
LeBron James: Out (Ankle),
Jared Dudley: Out (Knee),
Andre Drummond: Day To Day (Toe)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Lakers (+11)
Total Pick Over (215.5)
Prediction Clippers 113, Lakers 106

The spread for this game suggested by the model (6.6 points) is much tighter than the 11-point edge DraftKings gives to the Clippers, though the data still has them as the favorite. Put your money on the Lakers to cover.

In this matchup, the model projects a total (219.6 points) slightly higher than the DraftKings over/under (215.5 points).

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Clippers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kawhi Leonard 41 25.9 6.4 4.9 1.8 0.5 1.9
Paul George 37 22.3 6.3 5.5 1.1 0.5 3.2
Marcus Morris 38 12.6 3.8 1.1 0.5 0.3 2.4
Serge Ibaka 39 10.9 6.7 1.7 0.2 1.2 1.0
DeMarcus Cousins 25 9.6 7.6 2.4 0.8 0.7 1.6

Clippers Player Props

  • Kawhi Leonard’s points prop total for the game is set at 21.5, 4.4 points lower than his season average of 25.9.
  • Paul George’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 29.5, 4.6 lower than his season average of 34.1.
  • George’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.7 shots less than his season average of 3.2.
  • Serge Ibaka’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 blocks higher than his season average of 1.2.

Lakers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 41 25.4 7.9 7.9 1.0 0.6 2.4
Anthony Davis 23 22.5 8.4 3.0 1.4 1.8 0.7
Andre Drummond 26 17.0 13.0 2.5 1.5 1.2 0.0
Dennis Schroder 45 15.5 3.5 5.1 1.2 0.2 1.1
Montrezl Harrell 49 15.0 6.8 1.1 0.7 0.8 0.0

Lakers Player Props

  • LeBron James’ PRA prop total for the game is set at 40.5, 0.6 less than his season average of 41.1.
  • Andre Drummond’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 13.5, 19.0 lower than his season average of 32.5.
  • James’ three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots greater than his season average of 2.4.
  • Anthony Davis’ blocks prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 blocks lower than his season average of 1.8.

Shooting Trends

  • The Clippers are shooting 48.2% from the field this season, 2.8 percentage points higher than the 45.4% the Lakers allow to opponents.
  • The Clippers are 25-11 against the spread and 28-8 overall when they shoot better than 45.4% from the field.
  • The Lakers are 17-16 against the spread and 24-9 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 48.2% from the field.
  • The Lakers are shooting 47.8% from the field, one% higher than the 46.8% the Clippers’ opponents have shot this season.
  • The Lakers are 17-12 against the spread and 20-9 overall when they shoot better than 46.8% from the field.
  • The Clippers are 22-12 against the spread and 25-9 overall in games they allow their opponents to shoot above 47.8% from the field.
  • The Clippers are hitting 41.4% of their three-point shots this season, 6.3% higher than the 35.1% the Lakers allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • The Clippers are 24-12 against the spread and 27-9 overall when they shoot better than 35.1% from distance.
  • The Lakers are 20-20 against the spread and 28-12 overall when their opponents shoot better than 41.4% from deep.
  • The Lakers are hitting 35.1% of their shots from deep, which is only 1.4 percentage points fewer than the 36.5% the Clippers’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • The Lakers are 12-6 against the spread and 14-4 overall when shooting above 36.5% from three-point range.
  • The Clippers are 16-7 ATS and 17-6 overall in games they shoot above 35.1% from deep.
  • The Clippers connect on 14.3 three-pointers per game this season, 3.5 more makes per game than the Lakers give up (10.8).
  • The Clippers are 24-11 against the spread and 27-8 overall when they make more threes than their opponents, while the Lakers are 8-17 ATS and 11-14 straight up in games when they are out-shot from the three-point line.
  • The Lakers make the 26th-most three-pointers in the league, while the Clippers allow the fifth-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Clippers vs Lakers Stat Rankings

Clippers Rank Clippers AVG Lakers AVG Lakers Rank
9th 114.5 Points Scored 110.5 22nd
6th 108.3 Points Allowed 105.9 2nd
23rd 44.3 Rebounds 45.3 6th
18th 9.6 Off. Rebounds 9.7 17th
6th 14.3 3pt Made 10.8 26th
20th 24.1 Assists 24.6 16th
4th 12 Turnovers 14.9 29th

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