Clippers vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Clippers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction 3/31/2024

The Los Angeles Clippers (46-27) travel to face off against the Charlotte Hornets (18-55) on Sunday, March 31st. This game will be played at Spectrum Center in Charlotte and televised on BSSE. The Clippers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hornets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Magic. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET.

Clippers vs Hornets

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The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Clippers took down the Magic by a score of 100-97. Clippers’ victory in this game wasn’t just a straight-up win; they also covered the spread as -2-point favorites. Concerning the over/under, the total of 197 points remained below the established over/under line of 212.5.

With today’s game ahead, the Clippers have a 46-27 overall record and have won their last two games. In the Western Conference, the Clippers are 27-18 and are 19-9 in non-conference games.

Los Angeles currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 35-38 at this point. This season, Los Angeles has a 31-28 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 4-10 as underdogs.

The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Hornets will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Warriors with a final score of 115-97. Alongside their straight-up loss, the Hornets couldn’t cover as +12 point underdogs. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 212 points ended up below the over/under line of 219.5.

As they try to beat the Clippers, the Hornets have a sub .500 record of 18-55. When playing against teams from the Eastern Conference, the Hornets are 11-36 and 7-19 in non-conference games, giving them an overall record of 18-55.

Charlotte arrives with an ATS record of 27-44 for the season up to this point. On the road, the Hornets have an ATS record of 13-25 compared to a 14-19 record vs. the spread at home.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

The Clippers come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 116.1 points per game (12th).

On the season, the Clippers are averaging 116.1 points per game, which is 12th in the league. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 116.4 points compared to 115.8 at home.

So far, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 52.1% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 27th in the league at 96.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Clippers are 6th in field goal percentage at 49%. They are also 6th in true shooting percentage. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 11th in the league at 55%.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

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The Hornets come into today’s game as the 29th ranked scoring offense at 106.2 points per game.

Heading into their matchup with the Clippers, the Hornets are 29th in the league in scoring at 106.2 points per game. However, they have been slightly better at home, averaging 107.9 points per game.

On the season, Charlotte is 27th in field goal percentage at 45%. They have been below the NBA scoring average in 68.5% of their games this season.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are 25th in three-point percentage at 34%. They are also last in the league in free throw attempts and made free throws per game.

Clippers Team Defense

The Clippers’ defense is presently ranked 11th in the league, allowing an average of 112.6 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Clippers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.9% and 36.9% from three-point territory.

Hornets Team Defense

At this time, the Hornets’ defense is positioned 21st in the NBA, permitting 116.7 points per game. Inside the arc, the Hornets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 57.9% and 37.4% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Clippers And Hornets

In today’s game, our projections have Kawhi Leonard leading the Clippers with 23 points on 9/17 shooting from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 23.7 points per game, along with 6.1 rebounds.

On the other side, Miles Bridges is our projected leading scorer for the Hornets. We have him ending the game with a team-high 21 and grabbing 7 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 46% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 21.1 points per game.

Clippers vs Hornets Trends

  • Through their last three road games, Los Angeles has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 3-0 while averaging 111 points per game.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Hornets have a straight up record of 1-9 while going 3-7 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 98 points per game in these contests.
  • Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the Hornets have a straight up record of 1-4. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-4.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Clippers have a straight up record of 3-2, while going 1-4 against the spread.

Clippers vs Hornets Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Clippers vs. Hornets game, we suggest taking the Hornets at +15. Even though our predictions have the Clippers winning 119-105, we see the Hornets as the better choice on the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 214 and given that our model is projecting 224 points between the teams, we like the over.

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