Clippers vs Pelicans Prediction NBA Picks 3/15/24

New Orleans Pelicans (39-26) vs Los Angeles Clippers (41-23)

Game Info: Friday, March 15, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)

Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -7 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Clippers and New Orleans Pelicans meet Friday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans prediction.

Los Angeles Clippers Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Clippers recently beat the Bulls while losing to the Bucks and Timberwolves. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 116.9 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 23.7 points and 6.2 rebounds, while Paul George is averaging 22.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Norman Powell is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.

New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans recently beat the 76ers and Hawks while losing to the Cavs. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 116.1 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 46 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 22.3 points and 5.7 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 21.3 points and 5.1 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Murphy III is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Pelicans will play against the Trail Blazers, Nets, and Magic after this game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Pelicans rank 1st in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (34.6%).
  • The Pelicans rank 1st in the league for Q2 opponent points per game this season (26.4).
  • The Clippers rank 2nd in the league for three-point percentage this season (38.8%).
  • The Clippers are one of only three teams to record four or more wins when trailing by a margin of 10+ points after Q1 this season.

Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans prediction

I've been pounding the table for the Los Angeles Clippers for months, and them in the underdog role is hard for me to turn down. However, the Clippers are on the end of a back to back, and they have a banged up Leonard and Harden. I wouldn't be shocked if they sit this game after being questionable all week. The New Orleans Pelicans are rested, at home, and they've had recent blowout wins that have come out of nowhere. The Pelicans are 35-28-2 ATS on the season. The Pelicans have won 8 of the last 10 meetings against the Clippers, and that includes an 11 point win last month. Give me the Pels.

Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans -7

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