The Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers are going to square off in a Friday night NBA betting affair on November 2nd. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for basketball for what should be a great game on Friday.
NBA Predictions: Los Angeles Clippers @ Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Friday, November 2nd, 10:30 ET
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -3
Clippers vs. Lakers NBA TV Schedule: ESPN
In our eyes, this is a game that is just a total mismatch when push comes to shove. The Lakers clearly feel like they should have the better team with all of the talent that they have, but beyond Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, and Pau Gasol, the rest of this team really is garbage. Steve Nash already has a shin injury and probably won’t play tonight, and that basically leaves a board with an angry face on it to play point guard for the night. Meanwhile, the Clips feel like they have done well already this year, and bringing in Jamal Crawford off of the bench is a stroke of genius for this team. Crawford is clearly going to do for LA what he did for all of those years with the Atlanta Hawks. Don’t be all that shocked if the hometown faithful wearing purple and gold have their first taste of the reality that for the first time since the Staples Center opened, the building might not belong to them any longer. Look for Blake Griffin to come out and have a big night against D12, as the Clippers upset the Lakers and force the favorites in the West down to 0-3 to start the season.
Clippers @ Lakers NBA Pick: Los Angeles Clippers +3
Clippers @ Lakers Score Prediction: Clippers 98 – Lakers 95