Best NBA Prop Bets Today for Lakers vs. Clippers (Keep Fading Lakers Early)

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James.
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James. / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Clippers are looking to prove they are the team to root for in Los Angeles when they host LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. 

James missed the Lakers’ last game, and the team fell to 2-8 on the season as a result. That has left the Lakers as underdogs on Nov. 9: 

Lakers vs. Clippers Odds, Spread and Total

If you’re looking to get into some prop bets on Wednesday, you’ve come to the right place, as I have three I’m considering wagering on in this game: 

Lakers vs. Clippers Best NBA Prop Bets 

  • Los Angeles Clippers First Quarter Moneyline
  • Paul George OVER 26.5 Points
  • Troy Brown Jr. UNDER 8.5 Points

Los Angeles Clippers First Quarter Moneyline

This is a pretty simple pick for me, as the Lakers rank 29th in the NBA in offensive rating in the first quarter while the Clippers are No. 2 in defensive rating in first quarters this season. 

The Clips really haven’t been great on offense in the first (24th in ORTG), but they have way more shooting than this Lakers team that is dead last in 3-point percentage. 

I’ll back the Clippers early on Wednesday. 

Paul George OVER 26.5 Points

I’m going to keep backing Paul George OVERs with Kawhi Leonard out of the lineup. 

George has scored 35, 28, 32, 34 and 26 points over his last five games on incredible usage, taking at least 16 shots in each of his last six games. 

The Lakers have struggled on defense lately, giving up 130 points to the Utah Jazz in their last game, so I wouldn’t be shocked if PG goes off tonight. 

Troy Brown Jr. UNDER 8.5 Points

Troy Brown Jr. has cleared this line in five of his last six games, but I’m going to fade him here against a Clippers team that is No. 4 in the NBA in defensive rating. 

Brown has double-digit shot attempts in just three games this season, so his usage isn’t huge in this offense. With LeBron returning for this game, I think Brown takes a step back on offense.

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.

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