NBA Sharp Betting Pick: How Pros Are Betting Clippers vs. Lakers


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  • The NBA's biggest stars are back in action Thursday night in a battle for L.A. in Orlando between LeBron and the Lakers vs. Kawhi and the Clips.
  • Professional bettors have wasted no time getting down on this featured matchup, smashing the over/under throughout the week.
  • See which side they're on and the best books to bet on NBA during the Orlando restart.

The second game of tonight’s NBA restart doubleheader includes the two Western Conference favorites with the Clippers taking on the Lakers.

At +150 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook, the Lakers are the most likely team in the West to advance to the NBA Finals, with the Clippers on their heels at +180.

This game will undoubtedly attract a massive handle from bettors everywhere, but it’s not just causal bettors jonesing for Kawhi vs. LeBron action.

Sharps have also taken a position on Clippers vs. Lakers, forcing late adjustment to this total in the hours leading up to tip off.

Here’s how smart money is moving Clippers vs. Lakers betting odds.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Los Angeles Lakers Sharp Betting Pick

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Seeing 60% of betting tickets on the over isn’t all that surprising considering recreational bettors overwhelmingly root for exciting, high-scoring games and therefore place their wagers accordingly.

However, it’s not just the majority of bets landing on that side of the total — the money on the over is even more one-sided.

Eighty-eight percent of dollars on the total have landed on the over, meaning the biggest bets are settling there as well.

Oddsmakers have clearly taken notice, adjusting this number, which sat at 215 just yesterday, up to the current market consensus of 218.

Sharp angle: Over (moved from 215 to 218) [Bet now at DraftKings. CO, NJ, PA, IN and WV only.]

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