Two bigwigs of the NBA – LA Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers – will clash on July 30 to set the stage for the perfect resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season after it returns from a 4-month hiatus.
While there would be no crowds at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Orlando, where all the remaining games of the league will now take place, the arena still promises a solid game of basketball for the eager fans that have been desperately waiting for their favorite league’s return.
Los Angeles Clippers
The second-best team in the Western Conference, the LA Clippers, have peaked at the right time. Even during the break, coach Doc Rivers has ensured this the players remain in top shape by ensuring all of them have home gyms and by conducting online meetings with them.
With MVP Kawhi Leonard and SoCal local Paul George in their ranks, the Clippers will feel confident of their chances as the two superstars can anchor the team efficiently. The depth of team is also strong with a very strong bench and players like Louis Tyrone Williams waiting show their skills.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers have two of the best players in the league in LeBron James (25.7 points; 10.6 assists per game) and Anthony Davis (26.7 points, 2.4 blocks per game). The fantastic duo has been producing MVP numbers throughout the season and will be eager to get back into the groove from the very first game itself.
However, the Lakers will be missing the services of Avery Bradley who was a strong perimeter defender. Despite that, the Lakers have one of the best defenses in the league and it will be tough to get past them.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Basketball Betting Tips
Before the ongoing season was suspended in March, the Lakers had registered a thumping 112-103 victory over the Clippers. That being said, the Clippers still have a solid 6-1 scoreline over their last seven games which puts them in a strong position, too. At the same time, the Lakers have a 9-2 scorecard in their recent games. In their last match, however, they lost narrowly 104-102 to the Brooklyn Nets.
The last time these two sides had clashed, LeBron James and Anthony Davis had combined to score a whopping 58 points. Expect the two mega stars to produce some magic again when the Lakers and the Clippers face-off again on the night of July 30.
The Clippers has the more complete team, certainly. But the raw talent the Lakers have is outstanding and their overall season form is excellent too. Thus, the Lakers have the advantage in this match up and they should be picked as the winners of this high-profile contest.