Many teams around the league have officially tipped off their NBA season, but the Los Angeles Clippers and L.A. Lakers have yet to get theirs started. On Thursday night, they'll meet in one of the three games on the NBA schedule. It will mark the debut of the Lakers' exciting young rookies Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma, as well as the brand new members of the Clippers, Patrick Beverley and Danilo Gallinari. Here's a look at tonight's Clippers vs. Lakers preview with game odds, channel, start time, and how to see the game live streaming online.

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The L.A. Clippers went 2-3 over the course of the NBA preseason including a loss to the Lakers back on October 13th.

In that game, new Lakers center Brook Lopez scored 16 points while Brandon Ingram had 15 points. The Clippers rested most of their man stars including Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Gallinari, and Beverley. Leading the way in the losing effort was Tyrone Wallace with 23 points and Jawun Evans with 22.

For the Los Angeles Lakers, there's plenty of buzz heading into this season. Some fans feel they may have a shot at snagging one of the lower playoff spots in the West. Others feel they'll provide exciting highlights and a glimpse of the future. With No. 2 draft pick Lonzo Ball and rookie Kyle Kuzma, as well as Brandon Ingram and others, this team could be interesting to watch as they emerge over the coming season. Tonight's game marks Lonzo Ball's big debut and it's likely to be analyzed quite a bit over the next day.

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In terms of odds to win tonight's game, the L.A. Clippers are the favorites as the "road team" even though they'll still be playing in their home arena. The Clips are 6.5-point favorites on the spread and -270 moneyline favorites. The Lakers are +220 underdogs, while the over/under is 217 points for tonight's game at Staples Center.

How to watch it live

The Los Angeles Clippers play the L.A. Lakers beginning at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday night. Live televised coverage of this game comes exclusively through the TNT Network. For live streaming, the TNTDrama website or compatible apps will allow cable and satellite viewers to watch a game feed.

Live streaming for tonight's game is also available through SlingTV. With this channel streaming service, customers can enjoy live and on-demand television channel content, including TNT programming. A free one-week trial is currently available for customers who sign up at the Sling.com website. Customers will need to choose Sling Orange in order to have TNT as part of their channel lineup.