Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 4/26/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Bally Sports New Orleans
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-5.5)
The Los Angeles Clippers (43-19) head to Smoothie King Center on Monday where they'll take on the New Orleans Pelicans (26-34). The odds on this game have Los Angeles as 5.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 231.
The Los Angeles Clippers faced the Houston Rockets and went home with a win by a final score of 109-104 in their last contest. Los Angeles ended having earned a 40.2% FG percentage (39 of 97) and buried 12 of their 34 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Clippers made 19 of 23 tries for a rate of 82.6%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned 58 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 22 dimes in the game as well as forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Concerning defending, Los Angeles allowed the other team to shoot 40.4% from the floor on 36 out of 89 shooting. Houston earned 24 assists and had 7 steals in this contest. In addition, Houston collected 47 boards (9 offensive, 38 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Houston finished the contest at 86.4% when shooting free throws by burying 19 of 22 shots. They also knocked down 13 of 42 tries from 3-point land.
Paul George is someone who played a role for the contest. He ended up with 33 points on 10 of 27 shooting. He was on the court for 33:55 mins played and also totaled 14 rebounds. George ended up shooting 37.0% from the field and recorded 4 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this game for the Clippers was Reggie Jackson. He pulled down 5 rebounds in his 31:51 minutes on the court. He finished shooting 41.2% from the floor in this contest by shooting 7-of-17 (19 points). At the conclusion of this game, Jackson had 5 assists.
Los Angeles will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 43-19 on the campaign. The Clippers are hitting 41.9% on shots from distance (894 of 2,133) and 83.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 114.9 pts per game (6th in basketball) while hitting 48.3% from the floor. They are giving up possession 13.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.5 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Los Angeles is snagging 44.4 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,517 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 12th in the league in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Clippers are able to force 12.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.2 personal fouls. They are 4th in the league in allowing assists with 1,410 surrendered this year. The Clippers defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 46.3% (799 of 1,128) and they relinquish 41.2 rebounds per game as a unit. They give up 35.7% on 3-point shots while they are 5th in the league in points per game from their opponents (108.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the New Orleans Pelicans went home defeated by a final of 110-108 when they played the San Antonio Spurs. The Pelicans collected 38 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 48 in this game. They turned it over 19 times, while earning 12 steals in the game. The Spurs committed 23 personal fouls for this game which got the Pelicans to the free throw line for 32 shots. They were able to make 17 of the free throws for a rate of 53.1%. When it comes to shots from beyond the perimeter, New Orleans made 9 of 22 tries (40.9%). When all was said and done, the Pelicans ended up going 41 out of 87 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.1%. The Pelicans permitted the Spurs to make 37 of 85 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.5% for this game. They finished shooting 29.0% from three-point range by connecting on 9 of 31 and finished the game at 27 of 32 at the free throw line (84.4%). In reference to how they rebounded, New Orleans permitted San Antonio to grab 46 overall (9 offensive).
Zion Williamson ended up being a major contributor for the Pelicans in the game. He knocked down 13 out of 23 in this contest for a field goal rate of 56.5%, and had 14 rebounds. Williamson recorded 33 points in his 38:00 minutes of playing time and accounted for 2 assists in the matchup. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for New Orleans was Brandon Ingram. He left the arena with 6 dimes in his 34:57 mins played, and he shot 9 of 21 from the floor. Ingram walked away from this one going 42.9% from the field while earning 24 points and 6 total rebounds.
New Orleans has a win-loss mark of 26-34 for the year. The Pelicans are committing 17.9 personal fouls every game while shooting 73.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 26.1 times per game (10th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 14.5 times per game. New Orleans has 6,898 points on the year (115.0 per contest) and they collect 47.0 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Pelicans are hitting on 48.2% from the floor, which ranks 7th in the NBA. The Pelicans on defense are ranked 27th in the league in PPG surrendered with 115.1. They are able to force 12.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 47.1% from the field (22nd in basketball). The New Orleans defense gives up 38.7% on 3-point attempts (876 of 2,263) and their opponents are converting on 79.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 25.8 assists and 40.9 boards every game, which is ranked 26th and 1st in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-5.5)
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