Clippers vs. Hornets NBA Prediction
The Clippers are laying 8 points to the Hornets as a road favorite on Thursday night in Charlotte at 7:00 p.m. ET. With the total sitting at 223.5 points, what’s the best play when it comes to this matchup?
563 Los Angeles Clippers (-8) at 564 Charlotte Hornets (+8); o/u 223.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, May 13, 2021
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
Los Angeles Clippers DFS Notes
Kawhi Leonard led all scorers on Sunday with 29 points, shooting 9-of-26 from the field in 36 minutes during a tough loss to the visiting Knicks. Kawhi made all seven of his free throws and as usual he contributed across the board with four 3-pointers, four boards, three dimes, one steal and one turnover. He hurt his left hand in a fall during Thursday's win vs. the Lakers and was still dealing with some discomfort, according to beat writer Law Murray. Thankfully he played through it to help fantasy managers with one final push on Sunday. Just be aware that he could miss a game during the Clippers' upcoming back-to-back on Thursday (at Charlotte) and Friday (at Houston).
Charlotte Hornets DFS Notes
Gordon Hayward (sprained right foot) is "very unlikely" to play for Charlotte in the play-in tournament. Hayward isn't in a walking boot and he's been doing weight-bearing exercises for over a week, but still isn't close to playing. We've yet to hear about him doing anything at practices, and until that happens we'll continue to list him as 'out indefinitely'. In a bit of good news for the Hornets, they could at least get Miles Bridges back from health and safety protocols this weekend.
Clippers vs. Hornets Game Prediction
The Clippers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games in Charlotte and are 4-1 against the number in their last five games versus the Hornets. The Clippers have also covered in 11 of their last 16 games playing on one day of rest, while the Hornets are 1-4 against the number in their last five games playing on one day of rest and are 1-5 at the betting window in their last six games following an ATS win.
NBA PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS -8