Clippers vs. Pelicans Prediction

Los Angeles Clippers vs. New Orleans Pelicans 10/23/18, Prediction & Odds

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?

Game Snapshot

703 Los Angeles Clippers at 704 New Orleans Pelicans

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

Los Angeles

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. 

New Orleans

The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings. New Orleans is 6-1 ATS in its last seven home games.

Prediction:

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

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