Clippers vs. Pelicans Prediction
Paul George is expected to make his debut tonight for the Los Angeles Clippers as they travel to play the New Orleans Pelicans in the second night of a back-to-back. Can LA win by enough to cover the spread as the road favorites?
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Smoothie King Center at 8:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Clippers are 4-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 235.5 points. As of Thursday morning, 72 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting LA. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Clippers falter at Rockets
Los Angeles lost by a score of 102-93 Wednesday night at Houston to fall to 7-4 overall and 1-3 on the road. The Clippers trailed 31-15 after one quarter of play and could not recover. Kawhi Leonard paced LA with 26 points on 10-of-24 shooting including 3-of-9 from 3-point range plus 3-of-5 at the free throw line. He also registered 12 rebounds and seven assists. Lou Williams accounted for 20 points, seven boards and four assists off the bench. JaMychal Green added 14 points, 14 caroms and two steals as a reserve.
Pelicans unable to hang at home
New Orleans lost 122-116 at home Monday night versus Houston to drop to 2-8 overall and 1-4 at home. The Pelicans trailed 90-82 after three quarters of play and were unable to rally. JJ Redick paced the Pelicans with 24 points on 7-of-16 shooting including 7-of-15 from 3-point range plus 3-of-3 at the free throw line. He also dished out three assists. Josh Hart contributed 19 points, four boards, four assists and two steals. Jrue Holiday had 18 points, 11 dimes and nine rebounds. Jahlil Okafor had 14 points and five caroms off the bench. E'Twaun Moore tallied 14 points and three boards as a reserve. Derrick Favors added 13 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocked shots.
NBA Betting Trends
The Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall. Los Angeles is 5-1 ATS in its last six games played on zero days of rest.
The Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in their last four Thursday games. New Orleans is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 home games.
Like I mentioned yesterday when it was still a possibility George might play, chemistry is an issue in the first number of games no matter how good the players on the court are. Adding George to the fold will be a process and while New Orleans is a bit beat up, it was Monday too when it hung in there for the most part with Houston. The Pelicans had a couple rest days before this contest, while LA is fatigued from last night aside from George. I'm taking a shot at New Orleans hanging right in there until the final buzzer tonight.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS +4