Los Angeles Clippers at New Orleans Pelicans Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 3/25/2014
Wednesday, March 26, 8:00 PM on PT, FSNO
Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
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There was no surprise result the last time the Los Angeles Clippers squared off against the New Orleans Pelicans, as the Clips were able to dominate from start to finish in a 108-76 victory. Danny Granger, who was acquired by the Clippers the previous day, did not play in the game because his name was not properly added to the roster in time.
The Clippers dominated in just about every facet of the game. They outrebounded the Pelicans 45-44, they shot 46.9% to New Orleans' 32.9%, and they only had 11 turnovers while causing the Pelicans to cough it up 20 times. They also outscored New Orleans in every quarter of the game, including a 30-17 first quarter.
Blake Griffin didn't have his best game, but he was able to score 20 points in the win. Chris Paul scored 21 and had eight assists in the game, while big man DeAndre Jordan had 12 rebounds for the home squad.
New Orleans' top player in this one was Tyreke Evans, who scored 22 points and pulled down nine rebounds in the losing effort. Pelicans' center Alexis Ajinca had a double-double, scoring 11 with 10 rebounds. Anthony Davis was limited to just eight points thanks in large part to three fouls early on in the game.
The Clippers were able to cruise to the win even without two of their guards, Jamal Crawford and J.J. Redick, who were unavailable to play due to injuries.
Los Angeles is 21-13-1 ATS on the road this season
Los Angeles is 18-17-0 against the over/under on the road this season
New Orleans is 16-17-1 ATS at home this season
New Orleans is 19-15-0 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
02/17/14 G J.J. Redick Hip out indefinitely
03/23/14 G Eric Gordon Knee questionable
02/18/14 G Jrue Holiday Leg out for season
01/19/14 F Jason Smith Knee out for season
01/07/14 F Ryan Anderson Stinger out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Los Angeles
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