Clippers vs Pelicans Prediction - NBA Picks 4/1/23
New Orleans Pelicans (39-38) vs Los Angeles Clippers (41-36)
Game Info: Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 8:30 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -3 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Clippers and New Orleans Pelicans meet Saturday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 113.3 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 23.8 points and 6.1 rebounds, while Kawhi Leonard is averaging 23.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Russell Westbrook is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 114.2 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 26 points and 7 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 24.3 points and 5.3 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Clippers are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Pelicans are 3-15 ATS in their last 18 Saturday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Clippers last 4 overall. The under is 17-5 in Pelicans last 22 overall. The Clippers are 6-22 ATS in the last 28 meetings in New Orleans and 17-40 ATS in the last 57 meetings.
The Los Angeles Clippers in the underdog role is appealing given that they've been a bit more consistent lately. However, the New Orleans Pelicans have been the hottest team in the league over the last week, and that includes winning their last 5 games by an average of 16.4 points while shooting 50.1 percent from the field. I'm not trying to step in front of the Pelicans right now. I'll lay the bucket with the home team.
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Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans -3
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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