New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 1/18/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Los Angeles Clippers at New Orleans Pelicans

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 3:30 PM (Smoothie King Center)

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The Los Angeles Clippers are on the road for a matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans.  The Clippers are (29-13), coming off a 122-95 win over the Orlando Magic.  The Pelicans are (16-26), after upending the Utah Jazz, 138-132.

In the Clippers win over the Magic, Los Angeles was guided on offense by Kawhi Leonard.  Leonard was 12 of 20 from the floor, hitting 4 free throws, recording 32 points.  Los Angeles shot 49% from the floor and 44% from 3-point range.  The Clippers out rebounded the Magic, 69 to 48.  Los Angeles dominated the Orlando inside the paint, 52 to 32. 

In the Pelicans win over the Jazz, New Orleans was led throughout the game by Brandon Ingram.  Ingram was 15 of 25 from the floor, while hitting 16 of 20 from the charity stripe, finishing with 49 points.  The Pelicans shot 55% from the floor and 42% from 3-point range.  New Orleans showed solid defense to a team that took 7 more shots.  Neither team led by more than 9 points in the game.

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Recent Betting Trends:

Clippers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.

Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against New Orleans. 

The under is 4-2 in Clippers last 6games against a Western conference opponent.

Pelicans are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.

Pelicans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games.

The over is 9-0 in Pelicans last 9 games.

Both teams have won 4 of their last 5 games.  The Clippers have a winning road record, having gone 10-9 to this point, while the Pelicans are 8-12 at home.  Los Angeles has one of the better offense's in the league, averaging nearly 116 per game, that ranks 4th in offensive production.  This bodes well for the Clippers, going up against a Pelicans defense that is allowing over 117 per game, that ranks 29th in scoring defense.  The Pelicans are not quite at full strength yet, I'll side with the Clippers on the road.  Final score prediction, Clippers will win and cover,    

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