Los Angeles Clippers at New Orleans Pelicans - 3/14/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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New Orleans Pelicans (16-22) vs Los Angeles Clippers (25-14)
Game Info: Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans +5.5 -- Over/Under: 236 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Clippers and New Orleans Pelicans meet Sunday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 115.2 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 26.7 points and 6.4 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 23.5 points and 6.1 rebounds. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 42 percent from beyond the arc and 84.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.2 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 115.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 25.5 points and 7.1 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.7 points and 5.1 rebounds. Lonzo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Bledsoe is dishing 3.8 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 39.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game.
The Clippers are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Pelicans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The over is 7-3 in Clippers last 10 road games. The over is 27-6 in Pelicans last 33 overall. The Clippers are 7-20 ATS in the last 27 meetings in New Orleans and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Los Angeles Clippers have been hit or miss lately, but we know what they're capable of most nights when everybody is on the court and they win on the road by an average of 5.7 points. The New Orleans Pelicans have been one of the more disappointing teams in the league and I have little trust with them against quality teams. The Pelicans are also 16-22 against the spread on the season. I'll lay the reasonable number with the Clippers on the road.