Lakers vs Clippers Prediction: Statistical Analysis

Lakers vs Clippers Prediction: Statistical Analysis

Lakers vs Clippers Prediction: The LA Clippers are expected to win the upcoming game against the LA Lakers as per the latest prediction.

A new chapter is set to unfold in the famous Lakers-Clippers rivalry. On Wednesday night, the two Pacific division teams are set to lock horns at the Crypto.com Arena. It has been a disappointing start to the season for the Lakers till now. In the last game, they faced a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Lakers got a good start in that game and secured a 12-point lead in the first half. However, they couldn’t match the energy of the Cavaliers in the second half and faced their second consecutive loss on the road. 

LeBron James led the scoring chart for the Lakers again. He finished with 27 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists. Anthony Davis also played well and secured 19 points with 12 rebounds.

The LA Clippers got a decent start to the season. In the last fixture, their 3-game winning streak ended with a loss to the Utah Jazz. It was a close matchup and the Clippers were in a good position till the fourth quarter. A smart offense by the Jazz in the fourth quarter put the Clippers on the back foot.

Paul George gave a stellar performance in the last game for the Clippers. He finished with 32 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists. Marcus Morris Sr. gave a contribution of 18 points with 3 rebounds and 3 assists.

Lakers vs Clippers Prediction: Recent Form

LA Lakers

The LA Lakers have not looked in good form so far this season. They are currently at 2-7 in the 14th position of the Western Conference. They won 2 of the last 5 fixtures. The Lakers won 2 of the 6 home games so far. On the road trips, they are yet to register a win. The Lakers faced a 100-114 defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the last game.

LA Clippers

The LA Clippers are currently at 5-5 in the 8th position of the Western Conference. At home, the Clippers have not been that good as they won only 1 of the 4 fixtures. They got a good away record of 4-2 till now. The Clippers won 3 of the last 5 matchups. The Clippers are coming off a 102-110 loss to the Utah Jazz in the last clash.

Lakers vs Clippers Winning Probability

FiveThirtyEight:

  • LA Lakers: 27%
  • LA Clippers: 73%
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Lakers vs Clippers Prediction: Key Stats

LA Lakers

The LA Lakers have scored points at a low average of 107.6 per game this season. The 3-pointer success rate of 28.4% looks very disappointing, The average number of assists per game stands at 24.1 per game.

In the defense, the Lakers played with an average of 46.4 rebounds and the average number of steals and blocks per game at 7.9 and 5.6 respectively.

LA Clippers

The LA Clippers’ current scoring average of 102.3 is the worst among all teams. They got a success rate of 32.0% in 3-pointer field goals. The Clippers have an average of 21.5 assists per game.

The Clippers played with an average of 43.6 rebounds per game along with 7.3 steals and 5.8 blocks per game.

Lakers vs Clippers Prediction: Head-to-Head Statistics

There have been 232 regular season games between these two teams in NBA history. The LA Lakers are much ahead as they got 150 wins, while the LA Lakers could win 82 games. However, the recent past goes in the favor of the Clippers as they are currently on a winning streak of 8 games against the Lakers.

The previous meeting took place in the current season on 20 October 2022. The LA Clippers won that fixture with a score of 103-97.

Lakers vs Clippers Prediction: Players to Watch Out

LA Lakers

LeBron James (Small Forward)

Points Per Game: 24.3 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.9 | Assists Per Game: 7.1

*Participation in the next game is subject to fitness

Anthony Davis (Power Forward)

Points Per Game: 22.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 11.1 | Steals Per Game: 1.6

*Participation in the next game is subject to fitness

Russell Westbrook (Point Guard)

Points Per Game: 15.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.1 | Assists Per Game: 6.1

LA Clippers

Paul George (Shooting Guard)

Points Per Game: 24.9 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.2 | Assists Per Game: 4.8

Marcus Morris Sr. (Small Forward)

Points Per Game: 14.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.8 | Steals Per Game: 1.0

John Wall (Point Guard)

Points Per Game: 12.8 | Assists Per Game: 4.9 | Steals Per Game: 1.0

*Participation in the next game is subject to fitness

Lakers vs Clippers Injuries

LA Lakers

  • Anthony Davis (Power Forward)
  • LeBron James (Small Forward)
  • LonnieWalker IV (Guard)
  • Patrick Beverly (Point Guard)
  • Cole Swider (Forward)
  • Thomas Bryant (Center)
  • Dennis Schroder (Point Guard)

LA Clippers

  • Luke Kennard (Shooting Guard)
  • Reggie Jackson (Point Guard)
  • John Wall (Point Guard)
  • Kawhi Leonard (Small Forward)

Lakers vs Clippers Prediction: Final Insight and Predicted Winner

The LA Lakers need to bring out their best to pose a serious challenge to the Clippers on Wednesday. A number of injury concerns including some of the key players are adding to their woes. The LA Clippers, on the other, will look to continue their dominance over the Lakers. They have already handed the Lakers a defeat this season when these two sides met in the last month. All the predictions and betting platforms are favoring the Clippers for this fixture.

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