Total: 231.00 | -106.00 Over
I like the way this one sets up to be a higher-scoring OVER.
Both teams have been playing much better over the last month. The Clippers are 25-24, while the Lakers are 22-25. The Pacific Division is wide open.
Sacramento is 27-19, then it's the Clippers, followed by Phoenix at 24-24, then Golden State at 23-24, then the Lakers are now nipping at everyone's heels.
The Lakers have won three of their last four. They're off the 121-112 road win at Portland, two nights after holding on for the 122-121 win over Memphis. Look for LBJ and company to keep their foot on the gas here on the offensive side.
The Lakers also play with revenge after a 114-101 loss to the Clippers back in November. That total went well UNDER the number, but the Lakers have since found their offensive stroke so to speak. With revenge on their minds, look for the Lakers to really push the pace tonight.
And for the Clippers, they're off back-to-back road wins, beating San Antonio by a score of 131-126 and then also at Dallas by a score of 112-98.
These two teams typically play at different speeds, but I just anticipate the Lakers setting the tone tonight.
I say this O/U line is now a few points TOO low. The play is the OVER.
Good luck, NP