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Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/18/2020 NBA Odds and Picks

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Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans 1-18-2020 NBA Odds and Picks

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

When: January 18, 2020 3:30 PM ET
Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: ABC
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/18/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Los Angeles Clippers -5.5 (-108) 231.5 o (-110) -230

New Orleans Pelicans
+5.5 (-108) 231.5 u (-110) +190
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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

Trends

Los Angeles Clippers

LA Clippers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against New Orleans.
LA Clippers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against New Orleans.
LA Clippers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on the road.
Clippers are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games when playing on the road against New Orleans.
LA Clippers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Clippers’ last 6 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Clippers’ last 5 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New Orleans’ last 9 games.
New Orleans are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
New Orleans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
Pelicans are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games when playing at home against LA Clippers.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
New Orleans are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.
New Orleans are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games played in January.

Injuries

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
Jrue Holiday PG Elbow is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs LA Clippers
Jahlil Okafor C Back is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs LA Clippers
Zion Williamson PF Knee is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Los Angeles Clippers New Orleans Pelicans
22-19-1 Against the Spread 19-20-3
19-23 Straight Up 24-18
115 Points per Game 113
109 Points Allowed per Game 117
46.46 Offensive FG% 45.16
78.49 Offensive FT% 73.69
36 Offensive 3PT% 36.75
43.72 Defensive FG% 46.72
76.57 Defensive FT% 79.14
34.44 Defensive 3PT% 36.85

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