Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Parlay 11/14/2019
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Fox Sports New Orleans
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -4.5
Smoothie King Center is the site where Josh Hart and the New Orleans Pelicans (2-8, 5th in the Southwest Division) will take on the Los Angeles Clippers (7-3, 2nd in the Pacific Division) on Thursday. New Orleans opens this matchup as 4.5 point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 236.5.
The Clippers are covering the spread 70.0% of the time, having gone 7-3-0 ATS. New Orleans is covering the spread 40.0% of the time, going 4-6-0 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/12/2019 Landry Shamet SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Nov 14
11/12/2019 Paul George SF Shoulder Game Time Decision
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/12/2019 Lonzo Ball PG Hip Game Time Decision
11/11/2019 Brandon Ingram SF Knee Game Time Decision
11/11/2019 Jaxson Hayes C Ribs Game Time Decision
10/21/2019 Zion Williamson SF Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 9
8/29/2019 Darius Miller SF Achilles Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
Kawhi Leonard averages 26.9 points per contest in 31.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.9 assists per game and 8.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%. Lou Williams comes into this game averaging 22.3 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per night. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Brandon Ingram averages 25.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes 3.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Josh Hart scores 12.6 points per contest while playing 27.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allow 106.9 points per contest which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they allow 21.8 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Los Angeles averages 111.9 points per contest, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 48.3 boards per contest and 21.6 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 16.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans give up 122.4 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.6 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 47.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Pelicans are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.3 per contest. New Orleans is 4th in the NBA with 117.0 points per contest this season. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -5.4. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.0 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 26.8. The Pelicans are 5th in turnovers per contest with 17.9.
The Clippers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 104.4, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 11th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA.
New Orleans is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Pelicans are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.9, and their defensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 107.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles -4.5 and over 236.5 total points
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