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Battle of L.A. in Orlando between Lakers-Clippers highlights opening night slate

The Lakers and Clippers will open the NBA season restart in Orlando. We preview the game with odds, betting splits and lineup news.

Los Angeles Lakers Forward LeBron James guarded by Los Angeles Clippers Forward Kawhi Leonard during a NBA game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers on March 8, 2020 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers reprise the Battle for L.A. in Orlando as the second game of a double-header to restart the 2019-20 season. Both teams are expected to compete for the rights to represent the Western Conference in the NBA Finals this season. We go over all the betting information and lineup news you need to know before tip-off.

TV Info

The game will begin at 9:00 p.m. ET at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Florida. The game will be broadcast on TNT and NBA League Pass.

Betting lines and Odds

Spread: Lakers (-4.5)
Over/Under: 216
Moneyline: Clippers (+150), Lakers (-180)


Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
LA Clippers +3.5 41% 26% Over 216.0 0.5608 67% +140 17% 25%
LA Lakers -3.5 59% 74% Under 216.0 0.4391 33% -167 83% 75%

Note: Betting splits are updated as of July 29

Lineup Notes

Lakers — As is tradition, Anthony Davis enters this game with a bit of a question mark. It’s a very small question mark. He’s definitely expected to play but it’s worth noting that AD was poked in the eye in a scrimmage a week ago and was held out as a precaution. The Lakers will also be without Avery Bradley (NWT) and Rajon Rondo (hand surgery).

Clippers — The Clips are without a handful of key rotation players to start the seeding round. Lou Williams (NWT) won’t play in the first two games while in quarantine. Patrick Beverley and Montrezl Harrell have also not joined the team after leaving the bubble due to personal reasons. If all three are out, the Clippers will need role players like Reggie Jackson, Joakim Noah and JaMychal Green to step up. Beverley is being listed as questionable.

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