Los Angeles Clippers at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 10/23/2018
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Smoothie King Center
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 7 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 2-1. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 3.3 as they average 107 points per contest while giving up 103.7 per game. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 2-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 140 points per contest and give up 120.5, which is a point differential of 19.5.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 1-1-0 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Clippers are 0-2-0 against the over/under this year
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 2-0-0 against the spread this season
The New Orleans Pelicans are 2-0-0 against the over/under this year
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/11/18 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
Lou Williams averages 14.3 points per contest in 25.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 2.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 29% for the season while his free throw percentage is 94%. Tobias Harris comes into this game averaging 22.7 points per contest while playing 37.3 minutes per night. He grabs 8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Nikola Mirotic averages 33 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 9.5 rebounds per game and dishes 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 56%. Anthony Davis scores 28.5 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per game. He hauls in 13 rebounds per contest and has 7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allow 103.7 points per contest which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 22 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Los Angeles averages 107 points per contest, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 21st. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 47.7 boards per contest and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 13 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans give up 120.5 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 22.5 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 38 boards surrendered per contest. The Pelicans are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12 per contest. New Orleans is 1st in the NBA with 140 points per contest this season. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 56%, while their average scoring margin is 19.5. They shoot 46% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 2nd in the NBA in rebounding with 53 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 35.5. The Pelicans are 12th in turnovers per contest with 14.
The Clippers are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 105, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 7th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 23rd. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Los Angeles is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 30th in the NBA.
New Orleans is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 112.5, and their offensive rating of 130.7 is ranked 17th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 107.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 63% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 65% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans +7 and under 233.5 total points
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