Hornets vs. Clippers - 11/24/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (7-5) at Charlotte Hornets (4-10)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +4.5 -- Over/Under: 198 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, TSOH
The Los Angeles Clippers and Charlotte Hornets play Monday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Los Angeles Clippers have split their last 10 games and continue their seven-game road trip. On the season, the Clippers are averaging 103.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting and are allowing 100.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Blake Griffin leads the Clippers with 23.1 points and seven rebounds while Chris Paul is scoring 18 points and averaging 9.9 assists. DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 12.2 rebounds and Jamal Crawford is shooting 43.4 percent from the field. The Los Angeles Clippers lack of defense and rebounding continues to be their downfall. The Clippers are 4-3 SU this season when allowing 100-plus points. There’s also no excuse for a team this big to be ranked 29th in the league in rebounding. The Clippers need to find themselves during this road trip.
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The Charlotte Hornets have lost five straight games and continue to struggle offensively. On the season, the Hornets are averaging 94.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Al Jefferson leads the Hornets with 20.9 points and 7.1 rebounds while Kemba Walker is averaging 14.5 points and 4.6 assists. Gary Neal is shooting 41.9 percent from downtown and Lance Stephenson has 29 points and 11 assists in his last two games. The Charlotte Hornets are good enough defensively to be competitive in the East but the lack of consistent scoring is troubling. The Hornets are 1-8 SU this season when scoring less than 100 points. The addition of Stephenson was supposed to help those defensive issues.
The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Hornets are 20-44 ATS in their last 64 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Clippers are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings while the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Both teams are stuggling. Give me the better defensive team that's at home and getting free points.