ESPN executives will be smiling for Wednesday’s NBA betting matchup. Cause by the superstar talent taking the hardwood at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Pelicans and Clippers will light up the marquee. Starting with Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram for New Orleans. And Kawhi Leonard with Paul George for the Clippers. Both teams are off to slow starts. In particular, the Pelicans have put gamblers in red ink. LA has been hit and miss, with no traction in the early going. Despite the fact that results are slow, both teams generate considerable activity.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. LA Clippers Betting Information
New Orleans Pelicans at LA Clippers CashBet Wagering Analysis
In this situation, the Clippers will draw majority of sportsbook odds handle. Good teams on home courts are a consistent draw for the masses. Sharps will look hard at New Orleans. Accordingly, the Pelicans defense and Zion Williamson can potentially stay within the number. This is why gamblers are so frustrated with the New Orleans betting results in the early going.
Pelicans Yet to Take Flight
Late on the Pelicans are in a betting on NBA slump ATS. New Orleans has paid in just two of their last eight. The Pelicans are 4-5 straight up, 3-6 against the spread, and 4-5 under the total. Overall, New Orleans ranks 25th in the NBA for scoring. And then they’re 6th for points allowed. For offensive rebounds, the Pelicans rank an impressive 3rd. And they rank 7th best for opposition field goal percentage.
Namely, Brandon Ingram leads the Pelicans with 24.0 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 5.8 assists per contest. Zion Williamson averages 21.9 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.
Clippers Set Sail for Championship Run
Also mired in a pro basketball betting slump are the Clippers. LA has covered just two of their last six games. Three of their last five cleared the total. Now the Clippers are 7-4 straight up, 6-5 against the spread, and 6-5 over the total. LA ranks 15th in the NBA both for scoring offense and points allowed. First in the NBA for 3-point shooting is a Clippers’ strength. LA ranks as the best free-throw shooting team too. Offsetting that is a ranking of 23rd defending opposition field goals.
Paul George leads the Clippers with 25 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. And then Kawhi Leonard brings 24.4 points and 5.7 assists per contest.
New Orleans Pelicans at LA Clippers Against the Spread
To summarize the Pelicans are 38-41-2 against the spread. New Orleans is 19-15-2 ATS on the road. In Western Conference games the Pelicans are 25-26-1 on the board.
In sum, New Orleans is 38-41-2 under the total. Against Western Conference teams the Pelicans are 25-26-1 to the under. In road games, New Orleans is 19-15-2 over the total.
Overall, the Clippers are 53-43 against the spread. At home, LA is 20-17 on the board. And in Western Conference matchups the Clippers are 39-32 vs. the odds.
LA is 44-49-3 under the total in all games. While at home the Clippers are 18-18-1 over and under. Against the Western Conference, LA is 30-39-2 to the under.
New Orleans has shown superior basketball betting value in this series. To illustrate the Pelicans have covered six of their last nine against LA. Four of the last six in this series cleared the total. Late results show the Clippers have covered their last two at home over the Pelicans. Three of the last five between these teams at LA stayed under.
New Orleans Pelicans at LA Clippers CashBet Free Pick
As mentioned earlier the Pelicans have had the superior long-term NBA gambling value against LA. Eventually, their defense and Zion will start making payments.
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