Pelicans vs. Clippers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 1, 2023

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Pelicans vs. Clippers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 1, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Los Angeles Clippers (41-37) enter their game on April 1, 2023 as a 3.5-point underdog against the New Orleans Pelicans (39-38). The game’s point total is 227.

Pelicans vs. Clippers Odds

  • Pelicans odds to win: -162
  • Clippers odds to win: +138
  • Spread: Pelicans (-3.5)
  • Total: 227

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 8:30 PM ET
  • Where: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • TV: BSNO and KTLA

Who Will Win Pelicans vs. Clippers?

Pelicans and Clippers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Pelicans have a 13-10 record against the spread in games they were favored by 3.5 points or more this season.

The Clippers have a 9-11 record against the spread this season when an underdog by 3.5 points or more.

Between them, these two teams average 0.3 more points per game (227.3) than this game’s over/under (227).

Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 224.9 points per game, 2.1 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

The Pelicans’ average point total in matchups this year is 226.4, 0.6 points below the total in this game.

The average point total for Los Angeles this year is 1.2 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

So far this season, New Orleans has compiled a 37-39-1 record against the spread.

The Clippers have gone 39-39-0 ATS this season.

Pelicans Stats & Insights

The Pelicans are outscoring opponents by 2.0 points per game with a +155 scoring differential overall. They put up 114.2 points per game (15th in the NBA) and give up 112.2 per outing (seventh in the league).

The 43.8 rebounds per game the Pelicans average rank 12th in the NBA, and are 2.0 more than the 41.8 their opponents pull down per outing.

New Orleans knocks down 11.1 three-pointers per game (22nd in the league), while its opponents have made 12.1 on average.

The Pelicans rank 21st in the league by averaging 111.6 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are fifth in the NBA, allowing 109.7 points per 100 possessions.

The Pelicans have scored at a higher rate when playing at home than on the road in the 2022-23 season (114.5 at home versus 114.0 on the road), though they have given up fewer points at home than in road games (109.1 opponent points per home game versus 115.1 on the road).

Clippers Stats & Insights

The Clippers have a +26 scoring differential, putting up 113.1 points per game (21st in league) and conceding 112.7 (12th in NBA).

Los Angeles grabs 43.2 rebounds per game (16th in league), compared to the 43.2 of its opponents.

The Clippers connect on 12.8 three-pointers per game (ninth-most in the league), while their opponents have made 12.2 on average.

The Clippers’ 112.0 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 17th in the NBA, and the 111.7 points they concede per 100 possessions rank 15th in the league.

In 2022-23 Los Angeles is averaging 2.5 fewer points per game at home (111.8) than away (114.3).

Pelicans Key Players to Watch

The active leader in points and assists for the Pelicans this season is CJ McCollum, who scores 20.9 points and distributes 5.9 assists per game.

Jonas Valanciunas’ averages this season are 14.3 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.

The Pelicans get 2.9 three-pointers per game out of McCollum.

Herbert Jones averages 1.6 steals per game, while Valanciunas swats 0.6 shots per contest.

Clippers Key Players to Watch

Kawhi Leonard puts up 23.4 points per game. He also adds 6.3 rebounds per outing and 3.9 assists per contest.

Ivica Zubac has per-game averages of 10.6 points, 1.0 assist and 10.0 rebounds this season.

Eric Gordon cashes in on 1.9 treys per game.

The Clippers’ defensive effort gets a boost from Russell Westbrook’s 1.1 steals and Zubac’s 1.3 blocks per game.

Pelicans vs. Clippers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Pelicans (- 3.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (227)

  • Prediction:
    Pelicans 115 – Clippers 111

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