At 6:00 ET, the 13th ranked Hornets (18-55) will host the 4th ranked Clippers (46-27) in a non-conference matchup. The Spectrum Center in Charlotte will be the site of this game.

BSSE will have the TV coverage as the Clippers (-1457) are favored by 15 over the Hornets (+831). The over/under line for this game is 214.

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS CHARLOTTE HORNETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Charlotte Hornets +15

This game will be played at Spectrum Center at 6:00 ET on Sunday, March 31st.

WHY BET THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 119-105 in favor of the Clippers.
  • Our projections have Kawhi Leonard finishing with Kawhi Leonard points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Clippers finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.5% and knocking down 14 threes.

Will the Clippers Win in Charlotte?

The Clippers have won two straight games as the favorite and are favored by 15 points today. In games where they have been favored, LA has gone 43-16 and have a scoring margin of +6.3 points per game.

On the road, the Clippers have covered the spread in four straight games and have an ATS record of 19-19 on the road. Today’s ATS line is 35-38 for the season.

LA’s O/U record for the season is 34-38-1, with an average over/under line of 228.4. Today’s line is set at 214, and the Clippers have played in games with higher O/U lines in 71 of their 73 games.

In their last game, the Clippers defeated the Magic by a score of 100-97. The O/U line for that game was 212.5, giving them an under result. LA covered the spread as 2-point favorites.

Currently, the Clippers are 46-27 overall, which is good for 4th place in the Western Conference. Against the West, they are 27-18 and 8-5 against other Pacific Division teams.

When it comes to scoring, the Clippers are 12th in the NBA at 116.1 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 116.4 points per game compared to 115.8 at home.

So far this season, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 52.1% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 6th in the league at 49%. From beyond the arc, they are 4th in three-point shooting at 38%.

When it comes to pace, the Clippers are 27th in the NBA at 96.3 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 22nd in the league at 25.7 per game.

This season, the Clippers’ defense is the 11th ranked defense in the NBA at 11th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 56.2% of their games. Los Angeles’ defense is currently forcing 12.2 turnovers per game, which is 9th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 13th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.2 rejections per game.

Can Charlotte Lock in a Home Win?

In their most recent game, the Hornets fell to the Warriors by a score of 115-97. The combined scoring total of 212 was well below the O/U line of 219.5. Charlotte was also getting 12 points in that game, resulting in an ATS loss.

This season, Charlotte has an O/U record of 35-38, with an average combined scoring total of 222.9. Today’s O/U line is set at 214, which is lower than 63 of their previous games.

Charlotte is 18-55 on the season and is currently 13th in the Eastern Conference. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 11-36 and 4-10 against teams in their division.

As the underdog, the Hornets are 15-53 this season, and they are 26-40 ATS as the underdog. Today, they are getting 15 points against the Clippers. On the road, they are 13-25 ATS, compared to 14-19 ATS at home.

Overall, Charlotte has an ATS record of 27-44, and their O/U record for the season is 35-38. At home, they are 10-25 straight-up and have an average scoring differential of -8 points per game.

Heading into their game against the Clippers, the Hornets are 29th in the NBA in scoring at 106.2 points per game. At home, they are averaging 107.9 points per game.

So far this season, the Hornets have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 31.5% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 25th in the league at 96.9 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Hornets are 27th in the NBA at 45%. From beyond the arc, they are shooting 34% on the season and are 22nd in three-pointers made per game.

The Hornets’ defense is presently ranked 21st in the league, allowing an average of 116.7 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Hornets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 57.9% and 37.4% from three-point territory.