Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers, 7 January 2024 – odds and predictions

Emmanuel Ifabiyi
By Emmanuel Ifabiyi

Two Los Angeles teams heading in opposite directions face off today as the Los Angeles Lakers play host to the Clippers in their second-season encounter. The Lakers, who will be looking to snap their losing streak, are up against a familiar opponent, one that they’ve not had success against in recent encounters.

The Los Angeles Clippers are fourth in the Western Conference at 22-12; they are also currently on a five-game winning streak. On the other hand, their neighbors, the Lakers, are trailing at 11th with a 17-19 record, and it seems there’s trouble in paradise for the Darvin Ham-led team. The Clippers’ big three looks to have finally clicked, and they can be in pole position to move to the top three in the Western Conference with a win here. The Lakers, on the other hand, are desperate to snap their four-game losing streak. Their first season encounter was in November last year, and the Lakers got away with a win in an overtime battle. The Clippers were yet to click at that time, so it will be delightful to see how they now match up with the Lakers. 

The game starts at 21:30 ET on Sunday, 7 January 2024. The game time by GMT is 02:30 a.m. on Monday, January 8. The match venue is Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California. 

Betting tips and match predictions for the Clippers vs Lakers (January 7) game are available in this article. The latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups are previewed below.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers latest odds on betting sites

The Lakers’ moneyline odds are priced at 2.35 (135 American), while the Clippers’ moneyline odds are priced at 1.61 (-165). 


Lakers +3.5: 1.91 (-110)

Clippers -3.5: 1.9 (-110)


Over 230.5: 1.87 (-115)

Under 230.5: 1.95 (-105)

Lakers vs Clippers last game results

  • The Lakers are experiencing a difficult period, evidenced by their recent 127-113 defeat against the Memphis Grizzlies, marking their fourth consecutive loss. Their struggles extend further, with only two victories in their last eleven games. In another disappointing performance by the in-season tournament champions, LeBron James led the team in scoring with an impressive 31 points, complemented by 5 rebounds and seven assists.
  • Anthony Davis contributed significantly with 31 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 blocks, while Austin Reaves showcased a strong performance with 12 assists and 19 points, shooting almost 60% from the field.
  • Taurean Prince added ten points, while Christian Wood was the only significant contributor from the bench with 11 points, five rebounds, and a steal. It was just another routine loss for the Lakers.

Team statistics: 42/85 (49.4%) field goals, 10/28 (35.7%) 3-pointers, 19/27 (70.4%) free throws, 26 assists, 35 total rebounds, 3 blocks, 13 steals, 13 turnovers.

Lakers team news: Rui Hachimura (calf) and Gabe Vincent (knee) are ruled out for this game, while D’Angelo Russell (tailbone) and Anthony Davis (ankle) are listed as questionable for the game.

  • In their recent matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Los Angeles Clippers put an end to their four-game losing streak with a resounding victory. Led by standout performances, Paul George showcased his shooting prowess with an impressive display, sinking six 3-pointers en route to a 24-point game. At the same time, Kawhi Leonard contributed significantly with 19 points and nine rebounds.
  • This dominant display propelled the surging Clippers to a convincing 111-95 win on Friday night. James Harden played a facilitative role, recording 13 assists and contributing eight points during his 29 minutes on the court. The Clippers exhibited their dominance throughout the game, establishing a commanding 31-point lead in the final quarter, marking their 14th win in the last 16 games.
  • Notably, this victory also held significance as it marked the Clippers’ first triumph on the road against the Pelicans in nearly four years.

Team statistics: 40/82 (48.8%) field goals, 15/36 (41.7%) 3-pointers, 16/20 (80.0%) free throws, 28 assists, 50 total rebounds, 6 steals, 7 blocks, 14 turnovers.

Clippers team news: Moussa Diabate (hand) is ruled out for this game.

Clippers vs Lakers H2H

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers have faced off in 236 official NBA games. The Los Angeles Lakers have dominated the fixture with 151 wins, while the Clippers have won 85 times. Prior to their first encounter this season, the Clippers were on an 11-game winning streak against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Clippers have owned the match-up in recent times.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers lineups and key players

Los Angeles Lakers projected starting lineup: 

Point guard: Austin Reaves

Shooting guard: Taurean Prince

Small forward: Cam Reddish

Power forward: LeBron James

Center: Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis has been important for the Lakers this season. Anthony Davis plays a pivotal role, emerging as the leading force in both scoring and rebounding for the team, boasting impressive averages of 25.3 points and 12.3 rebounds per game. His remarkable on-court prowess significantly influences the overall performance and outcome of the Lakers’ games.

Los Angeles Clippers projected starting lineup: 

Point guard: James Harden

Shooting guard: Terence Mann

Small forward: Paul George

Power forward: Kawhi Leonard

Center: Ivica Zubacs

Kawhi Leonard Kawhi Leonard, who averages 24.4 points per game, is the scoring leader. Besides that, the fun guy has been doing it all for the Clippers on the defensive end as well. With him on the court, the Clippers’ defense rating is 113.4ppg, a stark contrast of 123.9 with him off the court.

Clippers vs Lakers predictions and betting tips

Leading up to the Lakers’ thrilling overtime victory against the Clippers in November, the Clippers had been on an impressive 11-game winning streak in their rivalry. Presently, the Clippers are in formidable form with a 14-2 streak, while the Lakers are experiencing a rough patch with a 2-9 record recently. 

Defensively, the Clippers maintain a slight edge, and they boast a significant advantage on the offensive end. The Lakers have struggled notably in defending against three-point shots, while the Clippers rank third in the league for three-point percentage. It’s foreseeable that the Clippers will continue their strong performance and exert dominance.

Betting prediction: Los Angeles Clippers to win 

Odds: 1.61 (-165 American).