Clippers vs. Pelicans Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, March 25, 2023

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Clippers vs. Pelicans Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, March 25, 2023

NBA Predictions

Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers (39-35) enter their game against the CJ McCollum-led New Orleans Pelicans (36-37) on March 25, 2023 as a 4.5-point favorite. The matchup features an over/under of 223.5.

Clippers vs. Pelicans Odds

  • Clippers odds to win: -193
  • Pelicans odds to win: +163
  • Spread: Clippers (-4.5)
  • Total: 223.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 10:30 PM ET
  • Where: Arena in Los Angeles, California
  • TV: BSNO and BSSC

Who Will Win Clippers vs. Pelicans?

Clippers and Pelicans Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games they have played as at least 4.5-point favorites this season, the Clippers are 16-15 against the spread.

The Pelicans have a 2-12-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 4.5 points or more this season.

These teams average 226.9 points per game combined, 3.4 more than the total of 223.5.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 1.6 more points per game, 225.1, than this matchup’s total of 223.5 points.

The Clippers’ average point total in matchups this year is 225.2, 1.7 points higher than the over/under in this game.

The average over/under for New Orleans’ games this year is 3.3 more points than the point total of 223.5 in this outing.

Los Angeles is 37-37-0 ATS this season.

The Pelicans are 34-38-1 against the spread this season.

Clippers Stats & Insights

The Clippers have a +40 scoring differential, putting up 112.9 points per game (23rd in the league) and giving up 112.3 (eighth in the NBA).

The Clippers rank 14th in the NBA at 43.5 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 43.2 their opponents average.

Los Angeles knocks down 12.6 three-pointers per game (11th in the league) compared to its opponents’ 12.2. It shoots 37.7% from deep while its opponents hit 36.1% from long range.

The Clippers rank 16th in the league by averaging 111.9 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 13th in the NBA, allowing 111.5 points per 100 possessions.

The Clippers’ offense has been much worse when playing at home (111.5 PPG) compared to away games (114.2 PPG). Meanwhile, their defense has been much better in home games (109.4 PPG allowed) when compared to road games (115.2 PPG allowed).

Pelicans Stats & Insights

The Pelicans’ +92 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 1.2 points per game) is a result of putting up 114.0 points per game (16th in NBA) while giving up 112.8 per outing (11th in league).

New Orleans records 43.6 rebounds per game (13th in league) while conceding 42.2 per contest to opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 1.4 boards per game.

The Pelicans make 10.9 three-pointers per game (23rd in the league), 1.3 fewer than their opponents. They are shooting 35.6% from beyond the arc (19th in NBA) and opponents are shooting 33.8%.

The Pelicans average 111.3 points per 100 possessions on offense (21st in league), and give up 110.0 points per 100 possessions (seventh in NBA).

In 2022-23 New Orleans is scoring 1.0 more points per game at home (114.5) than away (113.5).

Clippers Key Players to Watch

Leonard leads active Clippers players in scoring, tallying 23.9 points per game to go with 6.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists.

Ivica Zubac adds 10.5 points, 1.1 assists and 10.1 rebounds per contest. Russell Westbrook puts up 15.6 points, 7.5 assists and 6.0 rebounds a game.

Eric Gordon leads active Clippers in three-point shooting, making an average of 1.8 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Westbrook picks pockets to the tune of 1.1 takeaways per game, while Zubac records 1.3 rejections per contest.

Pelicans Key Players to Watch

The Pelicans go-to guy, McCollum, leads active Pelicans players in both scoring (21.0 points per game) and assists (5.9 assists per game).

Jonas Valanciunas’ per-game averages this season are 14.3 points, 1.7 assists and 9.9 rebounds.

McCollum cashes in on 2.8 treys per game.

The Pelicans’ defensive effort gets a boost from Herbert Jones’ 1.6 steals and Valanciunas’ 0.6 blocks per game.

Clippers vs. Pelicans Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Pelicans (+ 4.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (223.5)

  • Prediction:
    Clippers 115 – Pelicans 111

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