Clippers vs. Pelicans - 3/22/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (37-32) at Los Angeles Clippers (45-25)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 3:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSW2
The New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Clippers play Sunday at the STAPLES Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 99.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting and are allowing 98.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Tyreke Evans is averaging 16.5 points and 6.4 assists while Eric Gordon is averaging 13.3 points and 3.9 assists. Norris Cole is shooting 41.8 percent from the field and Quincy Pondexter is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting just 42.9 percent from the field in their last five games. The Pelicans need to start stringing consistent wins together if they hope to get that last playoff spot in the West. Anthony Davis and Omer Asik are questionable with injuries.
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The Los Angeles Clippers look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Clippers are averaging 106.1 points on 47.1 percent shooting and are allowing 100.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 22.2 points and 7.7 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 18.8 points and 10.1 assists. J.J. Redick is shooting 46.9 percent from the field and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 14.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 48.7 percent from the field in their last five games and have won 14 of their last 19 games when scoring at least 100 points. The Clippers have won nine of their last 12 home games and are just two games back from the third seed in the West.
The Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Pacific and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win. The Pelicans are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 21-8 ATS in the last 29 meetings overall.
The Pelicans are too banged up to trust at this moment.. The best bet would be to avoid this game but if forced to pick, I'm siding with the Clippers and the chalk.