Pelicans vs. Clippers Pick

NBA Predictions: Will Clippers stay within number vs. Pelicans? 4/9/18

Are the host Los Angeles Clippers going to take out their frustrations from not making the playoffs on the New Orleans Pelicans when they meet tonight at 10:30PM ET?

717 New Orleans Pelicans at 718 Los Angeles Clippers, 10:30PM ET


According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Pelicans are an 8.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 223.5 points.

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New Orleans opened as a 4.5-point fave before the line nearly doubled, while the over-under has dropped considerably from 228.5. The Pelicans are at -8.5 at most books but it can be found as high as -9. The total is at 223.5 at almost all sportsbooks, yet some books do have it at 224 so make sure you shop around for your best bet.


As of Monday afternoon, 62 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting New Orleans. Online wager info also states that 53 percent of bets are siding with the over.


Pelicans power forward Nikola Mirotic (ankle) is probable to play tonight. Shooting guard Ian Clark (ankle) is questionable. Three players are out for the season - center Alexis Ajinca (knee), center DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) and point guard Frank Jackson (foot). For Los Angeles, center DeAndre Jordan (ankle) and point guard Austin Rivers (elbow) are questionable. Shooting guard Lou Willaims (ankle) is doubtful. Small forward Danilo Gallinari (hand) is out tonight. Point guards Jawun Evans (hernia), Milos Teodosic (heel), and Patrick Beverley (knee) plus shooting guard Avery Bradley (hernia) are all out for the season.


The Clippers don't have anything to play for after being eliminated from the playoffs and the majority of their key players are out or potentially out. But they could take their frustrations out on a New Orleans squad it is 1-2 straight up against this season. My gut tells me somehow LA is going to band together and at least put a scare into a Pelicans team that is sitting a little better than a few teams below them in the playoff chase. New Orleans will probably win this one, but I wouldn't be surprised if the foot is off the gas pedal and it goes down to the wire.


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