The battle between NBA’s two best teams is all set to kick the 2019-20 season off on a scintillating note. The match of Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers on October 23 has been the most anticipated and most talked about game of the season for a while. After all, both the teams have a robust fan-base and enjoy incredible popularity all over the globe.
Lakers and Clippers have enjoyed a healthy rivalry over the years and have a great history where the Lakers have managed to have an edge over the Clippers. If we look at the ‘Head To Head’ record between the two teams in the Regular Season, we will get a better idea. The two teams have squared off 220 times in the regular season with the Los Angeles Lakers winning 148 times and the Los Angeles Clippers winning 72 times. Interestingly, though, in the 2018-19 season, the two teams clashed 4 times and both teams won two games apiece.
Both teams are in good form and will begin the new season with a lot of confidence. Hence, the match on the 23rd of October between Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers has been set up nicely.
After a disappointing 2018-19 season, Los Angeles Lakers would be looking start the new season of a positive note. Thankfully, they have made some good additions to the team this time. The addition of Anthony Davis would be a massive boost to the team. Then Danny Green, Jared Dudley and Dwight Howard would work well as crucial depth pieces. LeBron James would of course be the biggest star for the Lakers and the team would look at him to be at his best against the Clippers. In fact, LeBron James and Anthony Davis playing for the same team would give the Lakers a significant advantage. These two might be instrumental in turning things around for the team this season.
The Los Angeles Clippers had put up a surprisingly good performance last season and would look to continue that this season by starting off well against the Lakers. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have been the biggest and most important additions to the Clippers this season. That said, the injury to Paul means that he is likely to be missing the match against the Lakers. They would have to bank on the likes of JaMychal Green and Patrick Beverley. The team bears a youthful look this year with Ivica Zubac being the star youngster. Hall of Fame Coach Doc Rivers would want his stalwarts to blend with the team and ensure a dominant and consistent performance.
Match Betting Tips – Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers:
Given their track record against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Lakers will certainly hold the edge going into this match up. Furthermore, the firepower of superstars like LeBron James and Anthony Davis in the lineup keeps them in a dominant position. The injury to Paul George for the Clippers adds to the Lakers’ advantage.
However, we cannot rule the Clippers out. They have a lot of consistency and continuity with respect to their key players. Kawhi Leonard and Ivica Zubac may well set the court on fire.
The total points scored in the game should be in the range of 226 – 230. We should expect a close game given the strengths of both the teams, but the Los Angeles Lakers should eke out a win.