Clippers vs. Pelicans Prediction
The New Orleans Pelicans have dominated their first two games of the season as they prepare for a home date tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers. Will New Orleans cover its third straight spread with another decisive win?
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Smoothie King Center at 8:05PM ET
TV: FSNO (NO)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Pelicans are a 6.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 238.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 83 percent of public bets are being placed on host New Orleans. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Clippers down undermanned Rockets
Los Angeles took advantage of Houston being without point guard Chris Paul due to suspension in a 115-112 home victory Sunday night. Tobias Harris led the way with 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting, also grabbing four rebounds. Danilo Gallinari contributed 20 points, nine boards and four assists. Montrezl Harrell had 17 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three blocked shots off the bench. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 12 points, five boards and four assists as a reserve. Lou Williams registered 12 points, five rebounds and two assists off the bench. Los Angeles was outscored 28-22 in the fourth quarter, but held on for the win.
Mirotic, Davis lead Pelicans past Kings
New Orleans raced to a 149-129 Friday night at home over Sacramento. The Pelicans led 72-63 at halftime and held control in the second half. Nikola Mirotic led the way with 36 points on 14-of-21 shooting with nine rebounds and two assists to pace New Orleans. Anthony Davis had 25 points, 10 boards, six assists, two steals and two blocks. Jrue Holiday contributed 15 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and three steals. Elfid Payton had 11 points, six assists and six rebounds. E'Twaun Moore registered 10 points and two assists. Julius Randle tallied 13 points and 14 boards off the bench. Darius Miller added 10 points as a reserve.
NBA Betting Trends
The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings. Los Angeles is 5-15 ATS in the last 20 meetings in New Orleans.
The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings. New Orleans is 6-1 ATS in its last seven home games.
The Pelicans are playing too well to turn away from now. This team will score and score until an opponent simply cannot keep up. Davis is going to be an MVP candidate all season and if he keeps getting this much help from teammates, New Orleans will be very difficult to beat.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS -6.5