Pelicans vs. Clippers Prediction
Can the Los Angeles Clippers bounce back from their most recent loss when they host the New Orleans Pelicans tonight at 10:30PM ET?
511 New Orleans Pelicans vs. 512 Los Angeles Clippers
Monday, January 14, 2019
10:30PM ET – STAPLES Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Clippers are the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Pelicans. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 240.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 65 percent going on the Clippers as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Pelicans end win streak
New Orleans is coming off a 110-106 loss at Minnesota on Saturday. It snapped a three-game win and cover streak for the Pelicans. New Orleans is now 20-23 overall, 5-17 on the road, 19-24 against the spread and 23-20 with the over.
The Pelicans have one of the top offenses in the NBA, averaging 116.9 points per game while shooting 48.2 percent from the field. Defensively, New Orleans is giving up 114.7 points per game. Anthony Davis is leading the team with 28.9 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2.63 blocks per contest. Jrue Holiday is adding 20.8 points and 8.2 assists per contest.
Clippers upset at home
Los Angeles is coming off a 109-104 loss at home to Detroit on Saturday for their second straight defeat. The Clippers are 24-18 on the season, 14-7 at home, 24-18 against the spread and 24-18 with the over.
The Clippers also have a high-scoring offense, as they are putting up 115.3 points per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the field and 38.4 percent from the arc. Defensively, Los Angeles is giving up 114.2 points per game. Tobias Harris is leading the team with 20.8 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest while Danilo Gallinari is adding 19.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pelicans are 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight conference games.
The Clippers are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight conference games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
The Pelicans are a head-scratching team. They have a lot of talent, especially on offense, yet they are a disaster on the road. New Orleans is 8-14 against the spread on the road and giving up close to 116 points per game away from home. The Clippers are coming off a bad loss at home and I would expect them to be motivated to bounce back. Los Angeles has played pretty well at home this season, going 13-8 against the spread. The Clippers already picked up a win at New Orleans this season and I think they will get the job done tonight.
NBA Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers -2.5