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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 12/3/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Clippers (15-7) at New Orleans Pelicans (12-12)
Date & Time Monday December 3, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -2.5 -- Over/Under: 237.5
TV Channel
FSNO, FSPT
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NBA | Los Angeles Clippers (15-7) at New Orleans Pelicans (12-12)
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The Los Angeles Clippers and New Orleans Pelicans meet Monday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.

The Los Angeles Clippers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 117.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 21.7 points and 8.7 rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 18.9 points and 2.1 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won four of their last six road games. 

The New Orleans Pelicans look for another victory after losing five of their last seven games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 117.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 116.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 27.8 points and 12.7 rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 20.1 points and 8.9 assists. Nikola Mirotic is the third double-digit scorer and Julius Randle is grabbing nine rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.5 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won six of their last seven home games.

The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Pelicans are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Monday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Clippers are 7-19 ATS in the last 26 meetings in New Orleans and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 8-2 in Clippers last 10 overall. The over is 4-1 in Pelicans last 5 home games.

The New Orleans Pelicans have won five of their last six meetings against the Los Angeles Clippers and have played their best ball at home where they're outscoring teams by over six points per game. However, the Clippers are slimply the better and more consistent team, and the fact we're getting a free bucket with them here makes it tough to pass up. The Pelicans shouldn't be favored against one of the best teams in the league in their current form. 

Pick:
Los Angeles Clippers +2.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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