Los Angeles Clippers (2-1) vs New Orleans Pelicans (2-0)Date : 10/23/2018
Time : 8:00 PM ET
Location : Smoothie King Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans will welcome the Clippers to Smoothie King Centre, the Pelicans are still undefeated as they are coming off a blowout victory against the Kings while the Clippers were able to upset the Rockets. Game tips off at 8:00 PM ET.
Los Angeles Clippers 's Latest Performance :
The Clippers will be looking for their third straight win after dropping their season opener loss to the Nuggets. The Clippers are coming off a win against Houston who was playing without Chris Paul because of the fight he had with Rondo. Tobias Harris came through for the Clippers late in the 4th scoring 16 points. He ended the game with 26 points with 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block, and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes. Boban Marjanovic has been one of the pleasant surprises for the Clippers as he should be on the floor late in the fourth quarter trying to contain the Pelicans bigs from scoring from the inside. Montrezl Harrell will be looking follow up his 17 points game while shooting 8-of-10 from the floor. He faces a tough challenge this time around as he will have to go up against Davis.
Player to watch: Tobias Harris, in the two straight wins Doc Rivers seems to trust Tobias with the ball down the stretch and it seems like he is getting comfortable with being the closer for this Clippers team, it will be interesting to see how he plays against an elite team like the Pelicans.
New Orleans Pelicans's Latest Performance :
The Pelicans are coming off a dominant win against the Kings leading the way for the Pelicans was Anthony Davis as he scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. He played only 27 mins and was efficient from the floor shooting 8-of-12. He is the heart of the Pelicans offense if he plays well it would usually translate onto his teammates. Mirotic is coming off a career night as scored 36 points including five threes. Julius Randle hasn’t hurt Mirotic at all with the Pelicans using a three-man rotation up front, and all signs continue to point to a monster year. The addition of Randle has been great for the Pelicans in his last game he scored 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Playing against the Clippers, the Pelicans will have to be aware of Tobias Harris scoring abilities that could be the difference maker if they contain him early on in the game.
Player to watch: Anthony Davis, he is a walking mismatch for anyone in this league as I expect him to dominate the Clippers. With what the Pelicans have going on offensively it will be hard for anyone to stop them at the moment.
How Los Angeles Clippers & New Orleans Pelicans Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Pelicans are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Against The Spread Selection: New Orleans Pelicans -6
My reason for the pick :
The Pelicans should be able to come up on top against the Clippers in this game as the Clippers will have no answer for the Pelicans offense. Mirotic and Davis have great chemistry and adding Randle into the mix making the offense more dynamic. For the Clippers they will have to rely on Harris to be their primary scorer he will have a great game but his efforts alone won’t be able to overcome the Pelicans.
The Pelicans to remain undefeated beating out the Clippers on the road.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Clippers :
- Clippers are 20-9-1 ATS in their last 30 road games.
Betting trends for New Orleans Pelicans:
- Pelicans are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.