Hornets vs Clippers Prediction - NBA Picks 12/26/23

Los Angeles Clippers (17-12) vs Charlotte Hornets (7-20)

Game Info: Tuesday, December 26, 2023 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -11 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Charlotte Hornets have lost each of their last 7 games. The Los Angeles Clippers look to rebound from back to back losses. Let’s preview this game and give out a Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Clippers prediction.

Charlotte Hornets Betting Preview

The Charlotte Hornets have lost to the Heat, Pelicans, 76ers, Raptors, Pacers, and Nuggets during this streak. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 110.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 120.9 points on 49.5 percent shooting. LaMelo Ball is averaging 24.7 points and 5.5 rebounds, while Terry Rozier is averaging 23.2 points and 3.7 rebounds. Miles Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game.

Charlotte Hornets Player Facts

  • Terry Rozier ranks T11th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (87.5%) this season.

Los Angeles Clippers Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Clippers are coming off losses to the Thunder and Celtics. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 116.7 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 24.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, while Paul George is averaging 22.8 points and 5.6 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Norman Powell is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.

Los Angeles Clippers Player Facts

  • Ivica Zubac ranks 1st in the Western Conference amongst qualified players for FG% (63.4%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Clippers rank 5th in the league for three-point percentage this season (38.0%).
  • The Clippers rank 5th in the league for Q1 opponent points per game this season (26.6).
  • The Hornets have missed the playoffs in seven consecutive seasons - longest active streak in the NBA
  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for Q1 points per game this season (25.7).

Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Clippers prediction

I'm never excited to lay double-digit chalk in the NBA, but the Charlotte Hornets are a bad team that's also 11-16 ATS on the season despite being big underdogs nightly. The Los Angeles Clippers are playing their best ball of the season, and that includes covering 7 of their last 10 games. The Clippers are playing their best ball at home, where they're 11-4 SU. I'm assuming Kawhi Leonard will play despite his hip issue, given this line being what it is. The Hornets aren't good. Give me the Clippers in a beat down.

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Clippers -11

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