Clippers vs. Hornets - 3/17/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (29-35) at Los Angeles Clippers (42-25)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 199 See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, FSW2
The Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers play Tuesday night at the STAPLES Center.
The Charlotte Hornets look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. On the season, the Hornets are averaging 95.1 points on 42.6 percent shooting and are allowing 96.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Mo Williams is averaging 21 points and 7.9 assists while Kemba Walker is averaging 18.3 points and 5.2 assists. Al Jefferson is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Gerald Henderson is dishing 2.8 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are coming off a brutal Monday loss to the Utah Jazz in which they shot just 29.5 percent from the field. The Hornets can’t afford many other games like that if they hope to make the playoffs, as they’re currently on the outside looking in. Cody Zeller is doubtful with a shoulder injury.
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The Los Angeles Clippers look for a win after losing four of their last six games. On the season, the Clippers are averaging 106 points on 47 percent shooting and are allowing 100.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 22.3 points and 7.6 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 18.4 points and 10 assists. J.J. Redick is shooting 46.1 percent from the field and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 14.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers hope to get rolling now that Griffin is back in the lineup, as he scored 11 points in 41 minutes in his return on Sunday. The Clippers have lost three of their last four games SU on their home court. Jordan Hamilton is doubtful with an ankle injury.
The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference. The Clippers are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hornets are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
Do you trsut the Hornets after the way they just played on Monday? I sure as hell don't. With a healthy Griffin back on the court, look for the Clippers to win this game rather easily.