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2021 NBA Handicapping
(5-5) Charlotte Hornets vs. LA Clippers (4-4)
Date: Sunday, November 7th
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Hornets +185 | Clippers -195(Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -5
NBA Betting Total: 223.5
Sunday, November 7th, finds the Charlotte Hornets facing the LA Clippers in their first meeting of the 2021-22 season.
The Clippers last played Friday sweeping a two-game series with the Timberwolves to extend their win streak to three games in a row. The Hornets got absolutely spanked by the Kings 110-140 which extends their losing streak to three games in a row.
Last season, the teams played twice with the Clippers winning both matches and are on a current six-game win streak versus Charlotte. The Clippers hold the all-time record having bested the Hornets in 35 of their 60 matches.
Two ends of the spectrum for these two clubs with the Hornets jumping out to a 3-0 season start and four of their first five matches. Since then Charlotte has struggled with five losses in their last seven games including the last three.
As we’ve repeatedly pointed to the Hornets have a brutal habit of coughing up the lead early and it was bound to catch up with them. Through 10 games Charlotte has won the first quarter on just two occasions.
On Friday they allowed the Kings to pounce on them 42-21 in the opening frame essentially ending the match. There are a myriad of issues for head coach James Borrego to address with the start of games being the most obvious.
Charlotte also failed to defend the perimeter in the loss to Sacramento allowing them to shoot 50 percent (22 of 44) which quickly put the game out of reach.
Clearly, the book is out on Miles Bridges who was off to a blazing start to the season. Bridges entered this match averaging 24.1 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.8 steals, and a block.
The Kings kept him in check holding him to 10 points on 4 of 14 shooting, five rebounds, two assists, and a steal.
Gordon Hayward tried to provide leadership scoring 25 points while LaMelo Ball served up a double-double of 24 points and 13 assists. The other double-figure contributor was Cody Martin with 12 points.
PJ Washington is out Sunday after suffering an elbow injury in the match versus the Warriors.
The Clippers began the season 1-4 looking like a shadow of the team who feasted last season. Albeit, they’re missing superstar Kawhi Leonard and have dealt with injuries to their core (Serge Ibaka, Marcus Morris Sr.).
But they’ve flipped the script running off three consecutive victories and rediscovered their mojo. Typically when teams play consecutive games they result in a split but the Clippers pounded the Wolves in both games.
They followed up the 126-115 victory with arguably their best two-way effort this season winning 104-84. LA also proved they can win in different ways as the red hot perimeter shooting (58.3%) from the first game in Minny disappeared in the second (21.4%).
Paul George served up a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds plus six assists, and three steals. Reggie Jackson added 20 points as one of the Clippers five double-figure scorers.
Ibaka (back), Morris Sr. (knee), and Jason Preston (foot) are all questionable for Sunday.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Clippers are 9-1 in their last 10 head to head contests
- The Clippers are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over Under is 3-7 in the team’s last 10 head to head matchups
- The Hornets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone over in 8 of Charlotte’s last 11 games.
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. LA Clippers NBA Prediction:
It’s gut-check time for the Hornets who need to stop the losing with the Lakers and Grizzlies still on tap for this road trip followed by matches versus the Knicks and Warriors.
If they want to be in the mix in the East they need to find a way to rebound out of a losing streak and demonstrate an ability to learn from their mistakes.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Hornets +5 but Clippers get the win
That said, the Clippers seem to be back on track and are riding the wave of Paul George putting up MVP level performances again but need to be wary of turning this into a track meet.
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