Hornets vs. Clippers Prediction
Which slumping team will cover the spread this evening when the Hornets host the Clippers at 5:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Hornets are 2.5-point home favorites versus the Clippers while the over/under currently sits at 216.5 points. As of this writing, neither the side nor the total have moved off the original numbers set by oddsmakers.
LOS ANGELES KEY TRENDS: The Clippers are just 5-11 against the spread in their last 16 road games and have failed to cover the number in 12 of their last 17 games when playing Eastern Conference opponents. They're also 0-4 against the spread in their last four games coming off an ATS win and are just 2-6 at the betting window in their last eight games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
CHARLOTTE KEY TRENDS: The Hornets have failed to cover in nine of their last 11 games played on Saturday and are just 1-8-1 against the spread in their last 10 games overall. They're also winless at 0-6 at the betting window in their last six home games and are 1-4-1 against the number in their last six games versus Western Conference foes.
OUR PREDICTION: The Clippers have dominated at the betting window in this series. They're 10-3 against the spread in their last 13 games overall versus the Hornets and are 10-3-1 against the number in their last 14 trips to Charlotte. The Hornets, meanwhile, are just 1-9-1 against the spread in their last 11 games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in its previous game.
SATURDAY NBA PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS +2.5