Los Angeles Clippers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction NBA Picks 3/31/24

Charlotte Hornets (18-55) vs Los Angeles Clippers (46-27)

Game Info: Sunday, March 31, 2024 at 6:00 pm (Spectrum Center)

Betting Odds: Charlotte Hornets +15.5 -- Over/Under: 215 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The LA Clippers and Charlotte Hornets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Clippers vs Hornets prediction.

Los Angeles Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers have been in decent shape as they've won four of their last six games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight win after outlasting the Magic in a 100-97 road win on Friday. Kawhi Leonard led the team with 29 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, Ivica Zubac added 14 points with nine rebounds and Paul George chipped in with 12 points. As a team, the Clippers shot 48 percent from the field and eight of 24 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with their defense, holding the Magic to just 19 points in the first quarter before they closed the final 4:15 on a 11-3 run to come away with the gritty win. The Clippers will take on the Kings after this one.

Charlotte Hornets

Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hornets have been in a real slump as they've lost six of their last seven games overall and they will be hoping for a better performance after getting routed by the Warriors in a 115-97 loss on Friday. Miles Bridges led the team with 22 points, nine rebounds and three assists, Davis Bertans added 14 points off the bench while Brandon Miller and Nick Richards each scored 12 points. As a team, the Hornets shot just 40 percent from the field and 12 of 46 from the 3-point line as they got off to a sluggish start, scoring just 17 points in the first quarter, before they allowed 39 points in the third quarter to get blown out once again.

Charlotte Hornets Player Facts

  • Nick Richards ranks 9th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (1.2) this season.
  • Miles Bridges ranks 14th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for points per game (21.1) this season.

Los Angeles Clippers Player Facts

  • Ivica Zubac ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for FG% (65.6%) this season.
  • James Harden ranks 4th amongst qualified players for assists per game (8.5) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for point differential per game this season (-10.5).
  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for rebounds per game this season (40.7).
  • The Clippers are one of only two teams to win 10+ games when trailing after Q3 this season.
  • The Clippers rank 4th in the league for three-point percentage this season (38.6%).

Clippers vs Hornets prediction

The Clippers have been playing well below their best lately, but they are starting to turn things around with two solid wins on the trot. The Hornets have continued their downward spiral with their sixth loss in their last seven games. The line is quite hefty for this one, but this is a classic case of two teams headed in opposite directions. The Clippers just can't afford to miss out on this opportunity for an easy win if they just stay focused.

Peter’s Pick Los Angeles -15.5

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