New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 1/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans (+7)
The Los Angeles Clippers (7-4) host the New Orleans Pelicans (4-5) at STAPLES Center on Wednesday. Los Angeles opens this game as 7-point favorites. The over/under is set at 220.
The New Orleans Pelicans took the court against the Charlotte Hornets and went home with a loss by a final score of 118-110 in their last contest. New Orleans finished having earned a 49.4% field goal percentage (38 of 77) and converted 15 of 38 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Pelicans knocked down 19 of their 26 attempts for a rate of 73.1%. When talking about grabbing boards, they compiled 36 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 29 assists for this game in addition to having 6 steals and 4 blocks. In terms of the defense, New Orleans allowed the other team to shoot 47.1% from the field on 41 out of 87 shooting. Charlotte dished out 33 assists and had 10 steals in this matchup. Furthurmore, the Hornets had 45 boards (16 offensive, 29 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Charlotte finished shooting 80.0% from the free throw line by burying 20 of 25 attempts. They also made 16 of their 42 shots from three-point range.
Zion Williamson is someone who was a major factor in the matchup. He ended up with 26 points on 12 out of 22 shooting. He played 33:42 mins played and pulled down 8 rebounds. Williamson finished 54.5% from the field and also recorded 3 assists. Another guy that was a major factor in this matchup for the Pelicans was Josh Hart. He snagged 8 rebounds and also collected 2 assists. He finished shooting 75.0% from the field for this contest by shooting 6-of-8 (19 points). Overall, Hart played 26:43 min.
New Orleans will play this game with a mark of 4-5 for the season. They are averaging 107.1 pts per contest (25th in the league) while going 45.6% from the field. The Pelicans are connecting on 32.2% on three-point shots (92 of 286) and 71.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, New Orleans is snagging 48.4 rebounds per contest and has earned 210 dimes this year, which has them ranked 27th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 16.7 times per game and as a unit they are committing 17.3 fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Pelicans have forced 15.2 turnovers per game and they draw 22.4 personal fouls. They are ranked 12th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 243 surrendered this year. The Pelicans are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 44.5% (137 of 202) and they concede 40.6 boards per contest as a team. They give up 36.2% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 5th in the league in points per game allowed (106.6).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Los Angeles Clippers walked away with a victory by a final of 130-127 when they faced the Chicago Bulls. The Clippers were able to collect 23 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 35 in this matchup. They also blocked 5 shots while getting 13 steals for the game. The Bulls were called for 19 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Clippers to the free throw line for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to make 20 of the free throw tries for a rate of 80.0%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, Los Angeles converted 20 of their 38 attempts (52.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Clippers went 45 out of 92 from the field which had them shooting 48.9%. The Clippers permitted the Bulls to convert 47 out of 77 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 61.0% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 54.5% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 18 of 33 and finished the contest at 15 of 17 at the charity stripe (88.2%). In reference to rebounds, Los Angeles allowed Chicago to pull down 38 in total (3 offensive).
Kawhi Leonard was important for the Clippers in this matchup. He converted 14 of 22 for the contest giving him a rate of 63.6%, which gave him 35 points. Leonard pulled down 2 boards in his 38:13 minutes of playing time and had 4 assists for the matchup. One more player that ended being a contributor for Los Angeles was Paul George. He ended up walking away with 28 points in 39:56 mins on the hardwood by way of 8 out of 19 shooting for this game. George wrapped this one up going 42.1% from the floor while also contributing 9 assists and 7 total rebounds.
Los Angeles has a record of 7-4 this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Clippers are hitting on 47.2% from the floor, which is ranked 11th in the league. Los Angeles has totaled 1,230 points for the season (111.8 per game) and they pull down 41.1 boards per game. They are earning an assist 24.6 times per contest (16th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.5 times per contest. The Clippers have committed 21.9 personal fouls every game and they connect on 84.1% from the charity stripe. The Clippers defensively are ranked 16th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 110.8. They have allowed 23.8 dimes and 41.1 rebounds per game, which is 11th and 3rd in the NBA. The Los Angeles defense allows 37.4% on shots from 3-point land (150 of 401) and their opponents are knocking down 80.6% of their foul shots. They are forcing 14.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.3% from the field (22nd in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-7) and under 220 points
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