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2021 NBA Handicapping
(5-17) New Orleans Pelicans vs. LA Clippers (11-9)
Date: Monday, November 29th
Time: 3:30 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pelicans | Clippers (Bet Now!) Moneyline is off as of posting
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -9
NBA Betting Total: 211.5
Monday, November 29th finds the New Orleans Pelicans facing the LA Clippers in their second meeting this season. In the initial match on November 19th, the Pelicans won 94-81.
The Pelicans last played on Saturday losing 105-127 to the Jazz a night after beating Utah 98-97. The Clippers enter this match on the second night of a back-to-back set having lost 105-90 to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.
Last season, the teams played three times with the Pelicans taking two of the three contests. The Pelicans hold the all-time record having bested the Clippers in 35 or their 65 matches.
New Orleans Pelicans
After getting out to a rough 2-14 start to the season and experiencing a myriad of injuries to the roster the New Orleans Pelicans have turned a bit of a corner winning three of their last six matches.
This uptick in the team’s success coincides with the news Zion Williamson has been cleared for contact work as he progresses to getting into shape and making his season debut.
It may be too late for the Pelicans to turn things around for this season already but the goal is to gun for a playoff berth or a spot in the play-in tournament with the hopes of making a mark.
Much of the reason behind that thinking is to keep their star Williamson happy. On the other hand, Zion has his own efforts to make in order to convince both the Pelicans and the league he can stay healthy given he’s played 85 of a potential 165 in his three years as a pro.
The back-to-back versus the Jazz was a tale of two different games. While the Pels scored in a similar fashion in both games they weren’t able to control the Jazz on Saturday allowing them to score 30 extra points in the second game.
Jaxson Hayes was the top scorer with 15 points. Jonas Valanciunas produced a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds while Brandon Ingram scored 11 on a rough shooting night (4 of 14).
The trio of reserve players Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Naji Marshall, and Willie Hernangomez all chipped in 10 points.
Williamson (foot) is out. Didi Louzada has been suspended for 25 games due to violating the NBA anti-drug policy. Daulton Hommes (fibula) is out indefinitely.
Sunday facing the best team in the West the Clippers held their own for the first half in a defensive battle but while the Warriors maintained that energy defensively they also caught fire offensively in the second half.
Paul George did his best to carry the Clippers with 30 points, five rebounds, and five assists but also coughed up the ball eight times. In fact, LA turned the ball over 25 times leading to 31 points for Golden State.
George also didn’t get much help offensively with only two players scoring in double figures. Specifically, Marcus Morris and Eric Bledsoe scored 13 points each.
The Clippers enter this match having won twice in their last six matches.
Jason Preston (foot) is questionable for Monday. Nicolas Batum (illness) is out indefinitely. Kawhi Leonard continues to rehab from the torn ACL he suffered in the playoffs.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Clippers are 6-4 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 5-5 in the team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. LA Clippers NBA Prediction:
The Pelicans convert on the spread 25 percent of the time as the road team while the Clippers cover the spread 46.1 percent of the time at Staples Center.
LA has improved in that regard since the season started but will be at the rest disadvantage with the Pelicans performing better in their last six matches. I still like LA to win but the Pelicans to keep it closer than nine points.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pelicans +9
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