The Los Angeles Lakers (31-28) and the Los Angeles Clippers (37-19) link up in a Western Conference matchup on Wednesday. This is the final regular season battle between these teams, and the Purple and Gold lead the season series 2-1. In the last matchup on Jan. 23, the Clippers topped the Lakers 127-116. LeBron James (ankle) is questionable for the Lakers. Paul George (knee) is out for the Clippers, with Ivica Zubac (illness) listed as questionable.

Tipoff is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET at Arena in Los Angeles, with the Clippers as the home team. The Clippers are 3-point favorites in the latest Lakers vs. Clippers odds via SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 234.5. Before making any Clippers vs. Lakers picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions from SportsLine's proven model

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Now, the model has set its sights on Lakers vs. Clippers. You can visit SportsLine to see the picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Clippers vs. Lakers:

  • Lakers vs. Clippers spread: Clippers -3
  • Lakers vs. Clippers over/under: 234.5 points
  • Lakers vs. Clippers money line: Clippers -147, Lakers +124
  • LAL: The Lakers have hit the 1H Over in 31 of last 42 away games
  • LAC: The Clippers are 29-27 ATS this season 
  • Lakers vs. Clippers picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Lakers can cover

Forward Rui Hachimura has settled into his role as a starter nicely. Hachimura likes to attack from the mid-range and owns a secure jumper from 3-point land. The Gonzaga product averages 12 points, 3.8 rebounds, and shoots 51% from 3-point land. On Feb. 23 versus the Spurs, Hachimura finished with 17 points and seven rebounds.

Guard Austin Reaves is a skilled playmaker who uses his sweet ball handles to make space as a scorer or facilitator. The 25-year-old logs 15.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per contest. In Sunday's loss to the Suns, Reaves had 14 points, four rebounds, and four assists. He's now had seven straight games with double-digit points and at least four assists. See who to back at SportsLine

Why the Clippers can cover

Forward Kawhi Leonard is an all-around threat in the frontcourt. Leonard has impressive power when driving down the lane, while also adding a dependable jump shot. The 32-year-old logs 23.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. Additionally, he shoots 44% from downtown. On Feb. 23, Leonard had 24 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

Guard James Harden has been a great addition to Los Angeles. Harden scans the floor extremely well as a playmaker with a knack for creating space from defenders. The 10-time All-Star ranks sixth in the league in assists (8.3) with 17.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. In his last outing, Harden notched 20 points, five boards and eight assists. See who to back at SportsLine

How to make Clippers vs. Lakers picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 237 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits almost 60% of the time. You can only see the picks at SportsLine

So who wins Lakers vs. Clippers, and which side of the spread hits almost 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 63-39 roll on top-rated NBA picks this season, and find out.