At 10:00 ET, the Los Angeles Clippers will host the New Orleans Pelicans in a Western Conference matchup. The Clippers are favored by 6.5, and the over/under line is set at 233.5.
Los Angeles has won four straight and sits atop the Western Conference at 34-15. Conversely, the Pelicans are 7th in the West at 29-21 and have won three in a row.
NEW ORLEANS PELICANS VS LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: New Orleans Pelicans +6.5
This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena at 10:00 ET on Wednesday, February 7th.
WHY BET THE NEW ORLEANS PELICANS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 123-117 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 13 threes.
Can The Pelicans Secure a Win at Los Angeles?
Currently 7th in the Western Conference, the Pelicans have a record of 29-21. In the Southwest Division, they are in 1st place. As the underdog, they are 12-11 this season.
New Orleans’ ATS record for the season is 28-22, and they have covered the spread in their last two road games. On the road, they are 13-12 straight-up and 14-11 vs. the spread.
The Pelicans’ O/U record for the season is 24-26, and their games have averaged 229.5 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 233.5.
In their most recent game, the Pelicans defeated the Raptors by a score of 138-100. They were favored by 11 points in that game and easily covered the spread. The O/U line for that game was 232 points.
When it comes to scoring, the Pelicans are 13th in the NBA at 116.9 points per game. This season, they have outscored the league average in 52% of their games. On the road, New Orleans is averaging 116.8 points per game.
So far, the Pelicans have been a top-10 team in terms of field goal percentage at 48%. They are also 9th in true shooting percentage. When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, New Orleans is 7th in the league in free throw attempts.
One area where the Pelicans have struggled is three-point shooting. They are 23rd in the NBA in three-point attempts and are shooting 37% from beyond the arc. In terms of pace, New Orleans is 18th in the league.
Not only do the Pelicans’ overall defensive numbers look good, as they are 9th in the league in points allowed. New Orleans has also been playing well on defense of late, ranking 21st in the league over their last three games at 104 PPG allowed. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Pelicans are forcing 12.6 per game, which is 13th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 21st in blocked shots at 4.7 per game.
Will the Clippers Find a Way to Win at Home?
The Clippers are currently 1st in the Western Conference with a record of 34-15. In the Western Conference, they are 21-11 and 13-4 against non-conference opponents.
Los Angeles has won four straight games and is favored by 6.5 points today. This is the 40th game this season in which they have been favored, and they have gone 33-7 as the favorite.
This season, the Clippers have an average scoring differential of +8.7 points per game at home and are 19-4 straight-up. Their ATS record at home is 14-9, and they have won eight straight games at home.
In their last game, the Clippers defeated the Hawks by a score of 149-144. The O/U line for that game was 245.5, and they were favored by 4.5 points going into the game.
On the season, the Clippers have an O/U record of 23-26, and their games have averaged 231.1 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 233.5.
The Clippers’ ATS record for the season is 28-21, and they have covered the spread in their last three games. In their win over the Hawks, they covered the spread by 5 points.
So far this season, the Clippers are 6th in scoring at 118.8 points per game. At home, they are 11th in the NBA in scoring, averaging 118.7 points per game. In terms of pace, they are 26th in the league at 97.2 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, the Clippers are 4th in field goal percentage at 49%. They are also one of the best three-point shooting teams in the league, leading the NBA in three-point shooting percentage at 39%. However, they are just 18th in three-point attempts per game.
Overall, the Clippers’ offense has outscored the NBA scoring average in 57.1% of their games this season. In terms of assists, they are 17th in the league at 26.3 per game. In terms of free throws, the Clippers are 14th in attempts and 10th in makes at 18.6 per game.
Coming into the game, the Clippers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 38.8% of their games. Currently, they are 8th in the NBA at 112.3 points per game allowed. Inside the arc, the Clippers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.6% and 35.6% from three-point territory.