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(24-24) Los Angeles Clippers vs. New Orleans Pelicans (27-21)
Date: Sunday, January 28
Time: 4:00 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans -1
NBA Betting Total: 229
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Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers were in action on Friday night in Memphis and got their record back to .500 with a 109–100 win. The Clips seized control in the second quarter, took a lead into halftime and never trailed again in the victory.
Lou Williams continued to have the finest season of his career. A lot of people believe he should have been an All-Star but he’s looking more and more like a lock for Sixth Man of the Year, at least. He scored 40 points off the bench to go with a season-high ten assists to help snap his team’s three-game losing streak.
The Grizzlies shot close to 50 percent but were below 30 percent from three and just couldn’t get much offense going most of the night. Milos Teodosic scored 18 points to lead the Clippers’ starting lineup.
After this game, LA will play three in a row at home followed by a season-long seven game road trip immediately after the short home stand. The Clippers are currently a game behind Denver for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans took a big step forward with a two-point win against division rival Houston on Friday night, then took an even bigger step back when they found out after the game that DeMarcus Cousins tore his Achilles tendon and will miss the remainder of the season.
It means a few different things for Cousins and the Pelicans. First, and probably least importantly, he will miss the All-Star Game, for which was slated to start for Team LeBron. Adam Silver will pick his replacement and it’s likely one of the starters will come from the current reserves.
It’s also a crippling blow to the Pelicans’ chances to compete in the playoffs, and to even make the playoffs all together. New Orleans is currently in the sixth spot but it isn’t a lock to hold onto even the eighth seed after this news.
At least the Pelicans didn’t mortgage some of the future to go all-in for a playoff run this season, which they were reportedly considering. Now, they will play things out, lose in the first round (if they get there) and consider what to do with Cousins, who is a free agent at the end of the season, going forward. For Cousins personally, it’s a devastating blow for a guy set to make a ton of money in free agency on the heels of his finest professional season yet.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-1 in LAC last 8 road games.
- Over is 14-4 in LAC last 18 overall.
- Over is 22-7 in LAC last 29 vs. Western Conference.
- Over is 14-3 in NO last 17 home games.
- Over is 11-4 in NO last 15 vs. Western Conference.
- Over is 19-9 in NO last 28 overall.
- Head to Head: LAC are 12-26 ATS in the last 38 meetings.
Free LA Clippers vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction: Davis shines, New Orleans wins at home.
This is still a team with some talent. Jrue Holiday will get the chance to make more plays and Anthony Davis becomes the man. The Pelicans will miss Boogie but they should be good enough to win this game, at least.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pelicans -1
NBA Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 103 – New Orleans 109
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