Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Clippers vs Hornets Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the L.A. Clippers taking on the Charlotte Hornets Wednesday December 30 at Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte, NC. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
L.A. Clippers (19-13) vs. Charlotte Hornets (17-13)
Date: Wednesday December 30
Time:7 PM EST
Venue: Time Warner Cable Arena Charlotte,
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 206
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The Clippers have won 3 in a row and that is still without leading scorer Blake Griffin, who is out for a couple of weeks with an injury. They are a 1.5-point road favorite tonight facing a Hornets’ team that has won 2 in a row.
The Clippers have won 8 of their last 9 games facing the Hornets including winning both games against them last season.
In their last games the Clippers beat the Washington Wizards 108-91 and the Hornets beat the L.A. Lakers 108-98.
This season the Hornets are 13-5 at home and the Clippers are 9-7 on the road.
The Clippers have gotten solid play from their reserves with Griffin out Jamaal Crawford, Wesley Johnson, and Paul Pierce have combined for 84 points in the 2 games without their big scorer and they will need scoring from them tonight.
The Clippers rank 7th in the league in scoring and 16th in opponents’ points allowed.
Pierce has killed the Hornets in the last several seasons averaging 16.8 ppg anf 10.9 assists in his last 19 games facing them.
The Clippers’ defense has been the main reason they have dominated Charlotte in the last few seasons holding them to 41.2% shooting in the last 9 games facing them.
What is even more impressive about the Clippers 3-game winning streak without Griffin is that all of the wins have come on the road.
Nicolas Batum and Jeremy Lin are 2 of the Hornets players that are averaging in double figures and each is questionable for tonight’s game with an injury.
Kemba Walker leads the Hornets in scoring and he scored 38 points in the last win over the Lakers.
It is key that the Hornets play solid perimeter defense tonight, as they do not have to worry about Griffin inside, but the Clippers have solid perimeter scoring with Chris Paul, Pierce, J.J Reddick, and Crawford.
The Hornets have a balanced squad that ranks 10th in the league in scoring and 9th in opponents’ points allowed.
The Hornets have won 3 of their last 4 home games including their last 2.
NBA Betting Trends:
- LA is 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- LA is 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win.
- LA has as Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
- CHA is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- CHA is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Clippers are playing well, but I think at home the Hornets will have a good game and cover the spread and also get the W.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Charlotte ATS
Take the Hornets in this one, as they will win their 3rd in a row while snapping the Clippers’ 3-game winning streak.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Charlotte 103 – L.A. 99
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