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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers
February 7, 2024
The New Orleans Pelicans clash against a very solid Los Angeles Clippers squad Wednesday night inside crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA. They tip it off at 10:00 pm on the west coast.
has installed the Clippers as a solid -8 point favorite.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview
The Pelicans have won three straight games and finally have also put together some complete wins. They have a ton of talent and we have seen it on a nightly basis. They finally get their powerful 1-2 punch of Zion Williamson and Brandon Brandon Ingram on the same page and more importantly, they are finally healthy and engaged.
The knock on Williamson was that he was not always able to be out on the floor and after a couple of seasons of being banged up, he is finally able to show what he can do fully healthy and engaged on the court. The 23-year-old power forward is averaging 21 points per contest to go along with a solid 5.5 rebounds per contest.
Ingram is showing he is a big-time playmaker in the backcourt and he has shown the ability to take over games. He is averaging 21 a game and he has shown that he can really be a legit floor general as he is handing out close to five assists per game too.
With these two on the floor, the Pelicans have enough depth and talent around them to make a run out of the Western Conference and beating a very good Clippers team would be a great test for them and also give them a ton of confidence going forward.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Preview
The Clippers are one of the deepest and talented teams in the league and they finally have seemed to put it all together. However, they will be tested come playoff time. Anything less than a berth into the Western Conference Finals and the season should be considered a disappointment for them.
They have a great blend of veterans who have been there before and know how to get the job done, including
Kawhi Leonard and Paul Georgie. Leonard looks reborn and is averaging around 24 a game and has had some solid games against the Pelicans in his career. George has also been a steady scorer and is netting 22.6 points per game for the Clippers, who are also getting some help from the well-traveled veteran in James Harden.
The 34-year-old is contributing 17 a game and has really seemed to understand and accept his role with the team. The Clippers have a ton of depth and can go to the bench early in this one.
Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick
The Clippers are 4-1 in their last five games and 3-2 in their last five games against the number too. They are 14-12 in their road games against the spread. The totals have gone over in two out of their last five games and the totals have gone over in 10 out of their last 23 games at home. The Pelicans are 3-2 in their last five games and 3-2 in their last five games against the spread. They are 13-11 in their road games against the number and the totals have gone over in two out of their last five games and 12 out of their last 25 games at home.
Pick: LA Clippers - 8
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