Los Angeles Clippers at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 11/11/2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 4.5 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 5-5. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 107.5 points per contest while giving up 103.8 per game. The Pelicans have an overall record of 6-6. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 107.3 points per game and surrendering 107.5, good for a point differential of -0.2.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 5-5-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 4-5-1 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 8-4-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/10/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out indefinitely
11/09/17 PG Austin Rivers Ankle is "?" Friday vs. Oklahoma City
11/09/17 F Danilo Gallinari Hip is out indefinitely
10/22/17 PG Milos Teodosic Ankle is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Rajon Rondo Hernia is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
DeAndre Jordan comes into this game averaging 9.9 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 14.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is 62%. Blake Griffin averages 22.8 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.5 assists per game and 8.5 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Jrue Holiday has scored 14.9 points per contest while playing 37.3 minutes per game this season for the Pelicans. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 6.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Demarcus Cousins averages 28.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 38.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 13.8 rebounds per game and 5.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 107.5 points per contest this year, which is 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 46.7 boards per contest and 20.2 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 14.9 per game. The Clippers allow 103.8 points per contest which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 22.9 assists per game which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans is 12th in the NBA with 107.3 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.25. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.6 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 24.7. The Pelicans are 12th in turnovers per contest with 16.2. The Pelicans give up 107.5 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 22.6 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 45.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Pelicans are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 107.3, and their offensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 11th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA.
New Orleans is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 18th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 10th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +4.5
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