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(19-20) Charlotte Hornets vs. Los Angeles Clippers (23-16)
Date: Tuesday January 8
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -5
NBA Betting Total: 230
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In the bad Southeast pretty much every team still has a shot at winning it. Charlotte is in second place even though they are under .500 this season. They are looking to end a short losing streak.
The Clippers are on a short winning streak but could be looking ahead to a tilt in Denver that has implications in the deep Western Conference.
Not a big surprise that Charlotte snapped its two game losing streak at Phoenix on Sunday night, winning by six on the road to inch closer to .500.
In the win Kemba Walker scored 29 points, leading the team but he actually got some support from others. That last part is the area where this team has to continue to improve to succeed.
Tony Parkey scored 20 points off the bench, showing that he can still be effective, even though he is more crafty then dominating with his speed.
Also, Willy Hernangomez chipped in 19 points off the bench. He is probably Charlotte’s best big man and needs to see more time. Especially given their limitations up front. He can shoot and rebound well.
Getting the win in Phoenix makes this spot a little less desperate but perhaps Charlotte can parlay a second in into getting on a roll.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers have won a couple in a row and are in a soft spot in their schedule right now. Only one in their next five games is against an opponent with a winning record. They are just a few games behind Golden State in the Pacific Division.
I am still pessimistic about the Clippers long term but they might have done enough in the first half to get pretty close to guaranteed in terms of the playoffs for this season. I just keep waiting for the scoring to really fall off.
I suppose it could pick up if Avery Bradley starts actually playing. I know he has had injuries throughout his career but he is down to just 7.5ppg. He used to be reliable but he might just be done too. Probably shouldn’t be starting.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-0 in CHA last 8 road games.
- Over is 7-3 in CHA last 10 Tue. games.
- CHA are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
- LAC are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Over is 6-2 in LAC last 8 home games.
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Prediction:
L.A. has to be the favorite here. Even though I am looking for them to slide overall this is not the spot to fade them.
Charlotte always struggles with depth and this is still a road trip so they are not going to look as good as they did at Phoenix.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers ATS
I think the Clippers win comfortably in this spot but Kemba will still be Kemba.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Clippers 114 – Hornets 105
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