Pelicans vs. Clippers - 3/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (43-24) at New Orleans Pelicans (25-43)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +7.5 -- Over/Under: 212.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, FSN
The Los Angeles Clippers and New Orleans Pelicans meet Sunday night at the Smoothie King Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for consistency after splitting their last 16 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 104.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 19.8 points and 9.9 assists while J.J. Redick is averaging 16.9 points and 1.7 rebounds. DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 14.1 rebounds and Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.2 assists. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have split their last six road games.
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The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 103.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Ryan Anderson is averaging 17 points and six rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 16.5 points and six assists. Toney Douglas is dishing 2.1 assists and Dante Cunningham is grabbing four rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost four of their last five home games. Anthony Davis, Norris Cole and Alexis Ajinca are questionable.
The Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games. The Pelicans are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Clippers are 3-12 ATS in the last 15 meetings in New Orleans and 10-23 ATS in the last 33 meetings overall.
Without Davis and others, the Pelicans seem to have more injured players than healthy. While laying decent sized chalk with a Clippers team that did play last night isn't the best of ideas, they should be able to beat this terribly banged up Pelicans team by double digits.