Hornets vs. Clippers Spread Prediction

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The L.A. Clippers have been a solid ATS team over their last 10 games but they’re laying 6.5 points at home tonight versus the visiting Charlotte Hornets at 10:30 p.m. ET. Will the Clippers carry their strong play at the betting window into tonight?

Game Snapshot

515 Charlotte Hornets at Los Angeles Clippers

10:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Clippers are 6.5-point favorites to beat the Hornets. The total, meanwhile, sits at 230.5 points and as of this writing, 72% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Clippers to cover the point spread.

Charlotte Hornets Fantasy Spin

Jeremy Lamb (hamstring) said he will play on Tuesday against the Clippers. "I'm going to play," Lamb said. "I went through shootaround, felt good. I'm going to play." Lamb was one of the last players off the court at shootaround, and while his official status is still questionable, it sounds like he'll get back out there following a three-game absence. Lamb should immediately be re-inserted into the starting five, which will shift Devonte' Graham back to the second unit.

Los Angeles Clippers Fantasy Spin

The Clippers won on Sunday despite a quiet game from Danilo Gallinari, who shot 5-of-16 to score 13 points with five rebounds, two assists and zero steals, blocks or turnovers. Gallinari has still been a top-25 player in his past 15 games, averaging 20.5 points, 2.1 threes, 6.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 0.9 steals. He's doing it with strong percentages (49.7% FGs, 92.4% FTs), but most importantly he's only missed one game despite playing heavy minutes. Even optimistic owners couldn't have foreseen this level of productivity on draft day.

NBA Betting Trends

Charlotte

The Hornets are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

Los Angeles

The Clippers are 7-0 against the number in their last seven games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous contest.

Prediction

The Hornets are just 5-12 against the spread in their last 17 games versus the Clippers and are 2-6 against the number in their last eight games in L.A. They’re also 1-4 at the betting window in their last five road games and have covered just four times over their last 13 games overall. Meanwhile, the Clippers have covered in seven of their last nine games and have posted a 9-4 ATS record in their last 13 games when facing an opponent with a losing record.

Tuesday NBA Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers -6.5

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