New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Pelicans vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction 2/7/2024

The New Orleans Pelicans (29-21) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers (34-15) on Wednesday, February 7th. This game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Pelicans Are Coming Off A Win

In the game against the Raptors, Brandon Ingram was the top scorer for New Orleans, recording 41 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 51%. The Pelicans picked up a 138-100 win, and CJ McCollum also added 20 points which was 2nd on the team.

Coming into today’s game against the Clippers, the Pelicans are looking to stay above .500. They are 29-21 overall, including a 20-17 record against Western Conference opponents and a 9-4 record in non-conference games.

New Orleans is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 28-22. The Pelicans currently have a two game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 14-13 vs. the spread as the favorite.

The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win

The Clippers beat the Hawks in their most recent game, ending with a score of 149-144. The team’s were tied going into halftime, before the Clippers outscored the Hawks 83-78 in the 2nd half.

With their current 34-15 record, the Clippers are 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the Pacific Division. They come into today’s game having won four straight.

The Clippers are riding a two game ATS win streak and currently possess an overall ATS record of 28-21. The Clippers maintain an ATS record of 14-12 on the road, while they have a 14-9 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Pelicans Offense Breakdown

In 50 games games, New Orleans has an average of 116.9 points per game (13th).

This season, the Pelicans have been one of the NBA’s most efficient offenses, ranking 13th in scoring at 116.9 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually been slightly better on the road, averaging 116.8 points compared to 117.0 at home.

When it comes to pace, New Orleans is 18th in the league at 98.3 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 9th overall at 48%. This efficiency has translated to a top-10 ranking in true shooting percentage as well.

Although the Pelicans are 9th in free throw attempts, they are just 18th in three-point attempts. However, they have been one of the league’s best shooting teams from beyond the arc, making 37% of their attempts.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

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The Clippers step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 118.8 points per game (6th).

The Clippers are one of the most efficient offenses in the NBA, ranking 4th in field goal percentage and 5th in true shooting percentage. They are also 1st in three-point shooting at 39%.

Los Angeles is 6th in scoring at 118.8 points per game, but they are just 11th in scoring at home. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 57.1% of their games.

In terms of pace, the Clippers are 26th in the league at 97.2 possessions per game. They are also 17th in assists and offensive rebounds.

Pelicans Team Defense

On defense, the Pelicans come into the game ranked 9th in the league in points allowed at 112.6 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 104 points per contest (21st). In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Pelicans defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.1% while allowing 34.2% from downtown.

Clippers Team Defense

This season, the Clippers’ defense is the 8th ranked defense in the NBA at 8th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 61.2% of their games. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Clippers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 53.6% while allowing 35.6% from downtown.

Key Players For The Pelicans And Clippers

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Brandon Ingram will be the primary scorer for the Pelicans, with 22 points and going 8/17 from the field. This season, he is averaging 21.8 points per game along with 5 boards.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Kawhi Leonard to be the top scorer for the Clippers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 24, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 53.3% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 24.4 points per game.

Pelicans vs Clippers Trends

  • Through their last five road contests, the Pelicans offense has averaged 114 points per game while allowing an average of 119. New Orleans posted an overall record of 2-3 while going 2-3 ATS.
  • In their last three home games, Los Angeles has averaged 129 points per game while allowing 121. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, New Orleans has an ATS mark of 2-1 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • The Clippers have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.

Pelicans vs Clippers Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Clippers vs. Pelicans game, we suggest taking the Pelicans at +6.5. Even though our predictions have the Clippers winning 123-117, we see the Pelicans as the better choice on the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 233.5 and given that our model is projecting 240 points between the teams, we like the over.

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