New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Clippers Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 11/24/2019
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -11.5
Brandon Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans (6-9, 3rd in the Southwest Division) are headed to Staples Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Clippers (11-5, 2nd in the Pacific Division). Los Angeles opens this game as 11.5 point favorites. The O/U opens at 232.
The Pelicans are covering the spread 53.3% of the time, having gone 8-7-0 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 50.0% of the time, going 8-8-0 against the spread.
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/22/2019 Josh Hart SG Knee Game Time Decision
11/22/2019 Jahlil Okafor C Ankle Game Time Decision
11/22/2019 Zion Williamson SF Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 15
11/22/2019 Derrick Favors PF Back Expected to be out until at least Nov 27
8/29/2019 Darius Miller SF Achilles Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/21/2019 Landry Shamet SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Nov 24
Brandon Ingram comes into this contest averaging 25.6 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Jrue Holiday averages 18.0 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.5 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 25.6 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Lou Williams averages 22.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 116.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 45.8 rebounds per game and 26.2 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 17.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 119.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 25.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 11th in the league with 113.0 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 48.4 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 22.9. The Clippers are 4th in turnovers per game with 17.3. The Clippers surrender 107.2 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 21.3 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 44.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game.
The Pelicans are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 112.4, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 23rd. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 105.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. New Orleans is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Clippers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 104.3, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 9th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -11.5
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