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(36-37) New Orleans Pelicans vs. LA Clippers (39-35)
Date: Saturday, March 25th
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California
Moneyline NBA Odds: Pelicans +172 | Clippers -185 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -4.5
Today’s NBA Betting Total: 224.5
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As can be seen, both teams last played on Thursday with the New Orleans Pelicans beating the Hornets 115-96 while the Clippers finally beat the Thunder in a 126-105 rout.
At this time, the Pelicans are 34-38-1 overall against the spread this season. Also, they are 13-22-1 ATS as the away team. Additionally, the Clippers are 37-37 against the spread this season. Also, they are 17-20 ATS as the home team
As can be seen, Saturday, March 25th, finds the New Orleans Pelicans facing the LA Clippers for the second of three scheduled meetings this season.
New Orleans won the initial meeting on October 30th (112-91). New Orleans will host the final match on April 1st.
Last season New Orleans won the regular season series 3-1 plus the Pelicans own the all-time record with 38 wins of the 69 contests between the teams.
*Editor’s Note: Statistics and rankings are current as of this writing, Friday, March 24th. Numbers may vary slightly entering games on Saturday, March 25th.
New Orleans Pelicans
As of this posting, the Pelicans are clinging to the 10th seed and final play-in berth in the West. Yet, there is a strong probability they won’t remain in that seed by night’s end.
With nine teams separated by three games, every match impacts seeding and Friday was a busy night for many of those teams.
Although things can shift quickly in matches the Mavericks and Jazz were getting pounded by the Hornets and Bucks respectively while the Thunder is in LA to face the Lakers and the Warriors are hosting the 76ers.
That’s five clubs that could impact the Pels despite them being idle.
Presently, the Pelicans rank 16th for scoring averaging 114 points per game while shooting 47.8% from the field and 35.6% from the perimeter ranking 11th and 18th respectively.
Defensively, the Pelicans allow opponents to score 112.8 points per game, ranking 11th. New Orleans holds their opponents to 47.3% from the field ranking 16th and boasts the best perimeter opponent ranking 33.8%.
To summarize the injury report…
- Zion Williamson, PF (OUT indefinitely — hamstring)
- Jose Alvarado PG (OUT indefinitely — tibia)
- E.J. Liddell, PF (OUT indefinitely — knee)
It took four tries for the Clippers to beat the Thunder this season and while they did via a blowout it still didn’t feel like a matchup the Clippers want anything to do with in the postseason.
With the win, they pulled ahead of the Warriors into the fifth seed but like the Pels, Friday’s matches can impact the Clippers’ position on the ladder particularly if the Suns lose as the teams would swap positions.
On the negative side, presently, LA ranks 22nd for scoring averaging 112.9 points per game while shooting 47.3% from the field and 37.7% from the perimeter ranking 16th and seventh respectively.
Opponents average 112.3 points per game ranking ninth-lowest overall while allowing opponents to shoot 47.1% from the field and 36.1% from the perimeter ranking 12th and 17th respectively.
To summarize the LA Clippers injury report…
- Paul George SF (OUT indefinitely — knee)
- Norman Powell SF (OUT indefinitely —shoulder)
- Brandon Boston Jr. SG (questionable — tailbone)
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New Orleans Pelicans vs. LA Clippers NBA Betting Trends:
- At this point, the Pelicans are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
- Also, the Pelicans are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games against the Clippers.
- By comparison, the Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
- In conclusion, the Clippers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. LA Clippers NBA Prediction:
Expect playoff intensity in this match with both teams navigating the absences of stars and core contributors.
The Pels definitely miss Zion but the absence of Jose Alvarado is also impacting the late-game unit that feasted on opponents. They bring a three-game win streak to LA — BUT all wins against tanking clubs.
As for the Clippers what Thursday’s win showcased was precisely how deep they are and how dangerous Kawhi Leonard is when he’s dialed in. The problem is that’s only one version of this team the other version is one that struggles to score and can’t hold leads.
Granted, I’d bet on Kawhi being uber-focused in this match knowing precisely what’s at stake (LA needs to win this game to keep tiebreak options open against the Pels).
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