Clippers vs. Pelicans Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Pelicans are listed as a 6.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is 216 points.
Los Angeles comes in with a 5-6 record after a 120-111 loss at the Thunder Friday night, their fourth defeat in a row. New Orleans is 6-6 following a 122-118 loss at Toronto. The Clippers went 2-1 straight up and ATS in three meetings last season. The over went 2-1 as well.
In the loss at OKC, Lou Williams accounted for a team-high 35 points along with seven rebounds and three assists off the bench. Blake Griffin had 17 points, six rebounds and five assists. Austin Rivers also scored 17.
New Orleans was paced by Jrue Holiday in the loss at the Raptors as he contributed 34 points, 11 assists and five rebounds. DeMarcus Cousins had 20 points, 15 rebounds and five assists. Anthony Davis added 18 points and seven boards. The Pelicans were outscored 30-26 in the fourth quarter which provided the difference in the contest.
Los Angeles is 5-16 ATS in the last 21 meetings at New Orleans. The over is 15-6 in the last 21 meetings in New Orleans.
The Clippers are on a back-to-back and can't figure themselves out lately. Look for the duo of Cousins and Davis to have their typical monster games, while Holiday and others will provide supporting roles. Bet on the Pelicans to cover here and push their record back above .500.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS -6.5