In the latest sports news, we are taking a look at the Battle of L.A. in the NBA, and one of the most exciting match ups in the league today. Technically, there is no official battle for supremacy in Los Angeles basketball. But as a Bookie PPH software user, you know that any game that has both NBA teams that call L.A. home face each other is guaranteed to generate a lot of interest from both fans and sports bettors. And in their latest face-off, the Clippers beat the Lakers 125-118.
To fans, this is incredible, but it is a bit complicated sports betting wise. Why? Because when you use gambling software for sports betting, statistics, and data matter. And between the two teams, this is the 11th straight win that the Clippers have over the Lakers, and this is a streak that has been going on for three straight season.
What does it mean? Basically, many come to expect the Clippers to win every time they face the Lakers. And if you bet on basketball, that could mean a lot of things. Definitely, it will be more rewarding to go for the underdogs in this scenario.
Clippers Beat the Lakers- Again and Again
This game is crucial as we are in the midst of finalizing the seeding in the Play-in tournament of the NBA. Both teams were tied 6th and 7th place in the Western Conference, at 41-38. Winning the game would mean placement in the 6th seed, thus avoiding the Play-in tournament.
As seen in the action on a price per head sportsbook, the Clippers get a lot of wagers as players like Kawhi Leonard and Russell Westbrook continue to impress fans with their scoring. Meanwhile, LeBron James only scored 3 points in the first half, a slow start which he later on switched as he was able to lead the Lakers to close in behind by 7 points at 81-74.
But the Clippers were amazing from the three-point line, scoring 16 out of 36, which helped the team clinch the lead in the 4th quarter. Norman Powell scored 27 points, with Leonard scoring 25. James ended up with 33 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists, while Anthony Davis scored a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds. While not enough to beat the Clippers, they can channel their performance and do better to avoid the play-in.