NBA Betting Trends: Clippers vs. Lakers

Back in December it appeared that Chris Paul was heading to the Lakers as part of a three-team trade involving Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol. Just over a month later CP3 is playing in Los Angeles…but as a member of the Clippers. That storyline will be re-told again and again tonight when these cross-town rivals square off.

The Lakers opened as a 4-point favorite at the market-setting Cris sportsbook, according to Sports Insights’ NBA Betting Trends, is currently receiving just 40% of spread wagers. That slightly tilted betting percentage has helped the line move to 3.5.

A majority of the market has this game available at 3.5, but a handful of books including Legendz and The Pig are offering -4. This once again illuminates the importance of shopping for the best line.

The following table shows the breakdown of spread betting percentages from our six contributing sportsbooks:


# Bets






Clippers 961 82% 45% 38% 42% 78% 57%
Lakers 18% 55% 62% 58% 22% 43%

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