Los Angeles Clippers at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 1/28/2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Smoothie King Center
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, January 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 1 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 24-24. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.4 as they are averaging 107.8 points per contest while giving up 107.4 per game. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 27-21. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 111.1 points per contest and giving up 110.6, which is a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 26-22-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 27-20-1 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 26-22-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 28-20-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/12/17 F Danilo Gallinari Gluteus is out indefinitely
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
01/04/18 PG Austin Rivers Achilles is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/12/17 G Tony Allen Knee is out indefinitely
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
01/27/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out for season
Lou Williams averages 23.6 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%. Blake Griffin comes into this contest averaging 22.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%.
Jrue Holiday averages 18.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Anthony Davis averages 26.5 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allow 107.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. Los Angeles averages 107.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.31 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 43 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 15.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans surrender 110.6 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 43.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season. New Orleans is 3rd in the league with 111.1 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 0.44. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 43.1 boards per game and 2nd in assists per contest with 26.5. The Pelicans are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.8.
The Clippers are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 11th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 10th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA.
New Orleans is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 15th in the league. The Pelicans are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans -1
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