Pelicans at Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/14/2019
Monday, January 14, 2019
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, January 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 3.5 point favorites.
The Pelicans head into this matchup with a mark of 20-23. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.2 as they average 116.9 points per contest while giving up 114.7 per game. The Clippers have an overall record of 24-18 this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They average 115.3 points per game and surrender 114.2, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 19-23-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 22-19-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 24-17-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 24-16-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/29/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is out indefinitely
Jrue Holiday averages 20.8 points per game in 36.6 minutes per contest. He averages 8.2 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 28.9 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 13.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Danilo Gallinari averages 19.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 91%. Tobias Harris averages 20.8 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 114.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 7th, and they give up 25.1 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league. New Orleans averages 116.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 46.9 rebounds per game and 26.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers surrender 114.2 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.0 assists allowed per contest, and 22nd with 45.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game. Los Angeles is 4th in the league with 115.3 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 45.5 boards per game and 22nd in assists per contest with 22.8. The Clippers are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Pelicans are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 112.5, and their offensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 25th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. New Orleans is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Clippers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 23rd. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -3.5
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