In a Western Conference matchup, the Los Angeles Clippers (42-23) travel to take on the New Orleans Pelicans (39-26) at the Smoothie King Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 ET. The Pelicans are currently favored by 6.5 points.

This game will be televised on BSNO.


The Pick: Los Angeles Clippers +6.5

This game will be played at Smoothie King Center at 8:00 ET on Friday, March 15th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-113 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 50.0% and knocking down 13 threes.

Can Los Angeles Secure a Road Victory?

In the Western Conference, the Clippers are currently in 4th place with a record of 42-23. Within the Pacific Division, they are in 1st place.

The Clippers have a road record of 20-13 this season and have won their last two games on the road. Against the spread, they are 17-16 on the road and 16-16 at home.

As the underdog this season, the Clippers have a record of 3-10 straight-up and 4-9 against the spread. They are 6.5-point underdogs today and have gone 13-3 as the underdog.

In their win over the Bulls, the Clippers covered the spread as 5.5-point favorites. The final score in that game was 126-111, surpassing the O/U line of 214.5.

This season, the Clippers have an O/U record of 29-35-1. Their games have averaged a combined 229.7 points per game, compared to today’s line of 215.5.

Against the Western Conference, the Clippers are 25-17 and 17-6 in non-conference games. On the road, they have an average scoring margin of +3.6 points per game.

On offense, the Clippers are 11th in the league in scoring at 117 points per game. They are also 6th in field goal percentage at 49%. However, they are just 27th in pace at 96.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Clippers are 2nd in the league at 38%. They are making an average of 13 threes per game, which is 13th in the NBA. In terms of free throws, the Clippers are 9th in the league at 18.4 made free throws per game.

So far this season, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 53.8% of their games. They are also 7th in the league in road scoring at 117.3 points per game.

On defense, the Clippers come into the game ranked 11th in the league in points allowed at 112.7 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 117.7 points per contest (20th). When it comes to forced turnovers, the Clippers are forcing 12.2 per game, which is 10th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 15th in blocked shots at 5 per game.

Will the Pelicans Defense Show Up at Home?

In Pelicans games this season, the average over/under line is 229.5, which is higher than today’s line of 215.5. The team has gone under the O/U in their last three games.

New Orleans’ O/U record for the season is 28-37, and their games have averaged a combined 227.2 points per game.

The Pelicans are 35-29 ATS this season, including a 17-14 record at home and 18-15 on the road. As the favorite, they are 20-19 vs. the spread and 26-14 straight-up.

New Orleans is currently 5th in the Western Conference with a record of 39-26. In their last game, they were upset by the Cavaliers by a score of 116-95. The Pelicans were favored by 5.5 points in that game.

Against Western Conference teams, the Pelicans are 24-18 compared to 15-8 in non-conference play. On the road, they are 21-13 compared to 18-13 at home.

At home, the Pelicans are averaging 116.5 points per game this season (14th). Overall, they are 13th in the NBA with 116.1 points per game. In terms of pace, New Orleans is 17th in the league at 97.8 possessions per game. When it comes to field goal percentage, the Pelicans are 8th in the league at 48%.

So far this season, the Pelicans have outscored the NBA scoring average in 55.4% of their games. In terms of three-point shooting, New Orleans is 5th in the league at 38% but just 23rd in three-point attempts. When it comes to assists, the Pelicans are 11th in the NBA with an average of 27 per game.

Overall, the Pelicans are 13th in the NBA in scoring at 116.1 points per game. In terms of free throws, New Orleans is 12th in the league with an average of 18.1 made free throws per contest. In terms of offensive rebounds, the Pelicans are 12th in the NBA at 10.8 per game.

Coming into today’s game, the Pelicans’ defense is giving up an average of 111.2 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 55.0% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 34.5% of their three-point attempts.