Los Angeles Clippers at New Orleans Pelicans - 11/19/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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New Orleans Pelicans (2-14) vs Los Angeles Clippers (9-6)
Game Info: Friday, November 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans +3.5 -- Over/Under: 215.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers and New Orleans Pelicans meet Friday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. The Los Angeles Clippers look for a win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after losing 11 of their last 12 games.
The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 108.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 103.3 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 26.5 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Reggie Jackson is averaging 17.8 points and 4.1 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Luke Kennard is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 101.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 24.3 points and 6.2 rebounds, while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 19 points and 12.9 rebounds. Nickeil Alexander-Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Devonte’ Graham is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Pelicans are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Clippers last 9 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 21-7-1 in Pelicans last 29 overall. The Clippers are 6-20 ATS in the last 26 meetings in New Orleans and 16-35 ATS in the last 51 meetings.
The Los Angeles Clippers may be on the end of a back to back, but they've been consistent and are winning in the favorite role by an average of 8.6 points. The New Orleans Pelicans have been one of the biggest underachievers this season, and they lose in the underdog role by an average of 9.7 points. I can't get behind the Pelicans with confidence. I'll lay the small chalk with the Clippers here.
Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Clippers -3.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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