Charlotte Hornets at Los Angeles Clippers - 3/20/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers (26-16) vs Charlotte Hornets (20-20)
Game Info: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -10.5 -- Over/Under: 233.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Charlotte Hornets look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 112.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 20.4 points and 3.2 assists while Gordon Hayward is averaging 20.4 points and 5.5 rebounds. LaMelo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Devonte’ Graham is dishing 5.3 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 114.5 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 26.2 points and 6.4 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 23.1 points and 6.1 rebounds. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc and 83.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Hornets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Hornets last 5 overall. The over is 11-5-1 in Clippers last 17 home games. The Hornets are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-14 ATS in the last 20 meetings.
The Charlotte Hornets are playing some of their best ball of the season right now, and they're a competitive bunch that loses on the road by an average of just 3.3 points and in the underdog role by an average of just 2.7 points. The Hornets are 2-1 against the spread as a double-digit underdog. The Los Angeles Clippers are easily the more talented team here, but they're a tough team to figure up due to their inconsistent roster, and they're allowing 50.6 percent shooting from the field in their last five games. This is too much respect toward the Clippers. Give me the Hornets and the points.