Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/18/2020 NBA Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/18/2020 – The Los Angeles Clippers are on a good playoff position but they are underachieving on what they can potentially do. They now go battle the New Orleans Pelicans this Saturday, January 18. This battle will commence at 3:30 pm in the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The game will tip-off at 3:30 pm Eastern Time and it will be live on NBA League Pass and at SofaScore. Television rights for this match are given to ABC Network. The Clippers own the edge in this game according to Basketball Betting Tips Over Under against the Pelicans on the road.
Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/18/2020
Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/18/2020 Betting Odds
Los Angeles Clippers Betting
The Clippers are coming off from impressive victories over the Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic. They are getting their act done but they need more to get ahead their competition in the Western Conference. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George form one of the most powerful tandems in the league along with a defensive supporting cast that features Patrick Beverly, Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams. Doc Rivers has a team that has a lot of potentials to become the top team in the league and could give the Lakers a good run in the playoffs. Against the Pelicans, there are just too many players on their roster that can burn their opponents on the defensive end. Paul George is listed as probable to play but he will most likely suit up.
Players to watch: K. Leonard SF 32 GP 32 GS 32 MIN 26.5 PTS 1 OR 6.3 DR 7.3 REB 5 AST 1.9 STL 0.6 BLK 3.3 TO 1.9 PF 1.5 AST/TO 25.99 PER
L. Williams SG 39 GP 5 GS 29.9 MIN 19.7 PTS 0.4 OR 2.5 DR 3 REB 6.2 AST 0.6 STL 0.2 BLK 3.1 TO 1.4 PF 2 AST/TO 18.36 PER
M. Harrell PF 41 GP 2 GS 28.8 MIN 19.2 PTS 2.8 OR 4.5 DR 7.2 REB 1.9 AST 0.7 STL 1.1 BLK 1.9 TO 2.3 PF 1 AST/TO 22.86 PER
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
The New Orleans Pelicans are going under the radar with their stellar play recently. They showed resiliency with overtime victories in their past two games with the Detroit Pistons and the latest was against the red-hot Utah Jazz. This team has become something to watch as Lonzo Ball is coming to his own as a legitimate NBA player that can change the team’s dynamic with his basketball IQ. Brandon Ingram has been getting more looks with Ball around and Derrick Favors has been great for the team in the center position. It should be in due time when Zion Williamson returns and makes his NBA debut but for this game, they have the lesser talent to compete against the Clippers and they have to play a very good game for them to beat this team.
Players to Watch: B. Ingram SF 37 GP 37 GS 34.5 MIN 25.8 PTS 0.9 OR 5.9 DR 6.8 REB 4.3 AST 0.9 STL 0.8 BLK 3.1 TO 2.9 PF 1.4 AST/TO 21.8 PER
L. Ball PG 34 GP 25 GS 30.5 MIN 12 PTS 1.2 OR 4.4 DR 5.6 REB 6.1 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 2.7 TO 1.9 PF 2.3 AST/TO 12.85 PER
J. Hart SG 35 GP 10 GS 28.6 MIN 10.7 PTS 0.9 OR 5 DR 5.9 REB 1.5 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 1.2 TO 2.8 PF 1.2 AST/TO 11.2 PER
Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/18/2020 Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Clippers
LA Clippers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George SF Hamstring is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans
JJ Redick SG Hamstring is “?” Saturday vs LA Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks
The Clippers have the edge in this game and they are seen with the huge upper hand by Top Online Sportsbook to win over the Pelicans. Having two of the top ten players in the NBA in Paul George and Kawhi Leonard will be overwhelming for the Pelicans to handle. Still, the Pelicans are on a high after halting the Jazz’s streak and the league caught notice that this could be a different team that they are facing as compared to the start of the season.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Clippers are at -230 while the Pelicans are at +190 if they win at home.
ATS: The Clippers are at -5.5 across the spread while the Pelicans are on the other end of the stick with +5.5.
TOTALs: The total handed to this game is 231.5 between both squads. Clippers are the team expected to go over while the Pelicans are the team under.
Score Prediction: 118 – 111 Clippers