Clippers vs. Hornets - 1/9/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (17-18) at Los Angeles Clippers (23-13)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers square off Saturday afternoon at the Staples Center.
The Charlotte Hornets need a nice road win in order to get back to a .500 record. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 101.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 19.5 points and 4.9 assists while Jeremy Lin is averaging 12 points and 3.2 rebounds. Jeremy Lamb is dishing 1.4 assists and Marvin Williams is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.5 turnovers per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost six straight road games. Nicolas Batum is questionable with a toe injury.
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The Los Angeles Clippers look to build on their impressive seven-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 103.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 17.7 points and 9.5 assists while J.J. Redick is averaging 16 points and 1.5 rebounds. Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.2 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14 turnovers per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won six of their last eight home games.
The Hornets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Clippers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest. The Hornets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall.
The Hornets can't win on the road. At all. The Clippers have found their groove without Blake Griffin and that's resulted in seven straight victories. I'll eat the chalk here with the better team here.