L.A. Clippers @ L.A. Lakers
First let me start by saying Austin Rivers should not be a starter in the NBA. Milos Teodosic and Patrick Beverly have big shoes to fill after the Clippers traded Chris Paul. The Clippers loaded their roster with shooters around Blake Griffin. Danilo Galinari, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker, and Wesley Johnson will be relied on throughout the year. With this lineup the ball needs to move because of their lethal shooters but don’t tell Doc Rivers that, he’ll want Austin to score 30 a night.
The Lakers are still a year away but have a lot of young talent. They brought in Lonzo Ball in the draft and still have Brandon Ingram, and Julius Randle. The Lakers will fall short in this game against the Clippers.
L.A. Clippers (-5)