Charlotte Hornets at Los Angeles Clippers - 12/21/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (18-14) vs Charlotte Hornets (8-23)
Game Info: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -7 -- Over/Under: 224.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. The Charlotte Hornets have lost 8 of their last 9 games. The Los Angeles Clippers have won 5 of their last 8 games.
The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 110.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 117.3 points on 48 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 21.8 points and 4.6 rebounds, while LaMelo Ball is averaging 21.6 points and 2.8 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 107.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 23.8 points and 6 rebounds, while Norman Powell is averaging 14.8 points and 2.9 rebounds. Marcus Morris Sr. is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Jackson is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Hornets are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 16-7 ATS in their last 23 Wednesday games. The Clippers are 25-7-1 ATS in their last 33 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Hornets last 5 road games. The under is 4-0 in Clippers last 4 overall. The Hornets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Charlotte Hornets lose comfortably most nights, and it's hard to trust them when they're always missing at least one player in their starting back court. The Hornets lose on the road by an average of 7.1 points. The Los Angeles Clippers are playing some of their best ball of the season right now, and you get the feeling a breakthrough is coming as long as they stay healthy. The Clippers are likely going to rally off several wins soon enough. I'll lay the chalk with the home team.
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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Clippers -7
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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