A battle of Western Conference teams will occur on Wednesday, as the New Orleans Pelicans are on the road at the Los Angeles Clippers. The Pelicans come into the game 7th in the Western Conference with their 29-21 record. New Orleans has won three straight games, including a 38 point blowout win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday. The Pelicans are 14-11 when playing on the road this season.
For the Clippers, they are one of the hottest teams in all of the league. The Clippers are 34-15 on the season, which is third in the Western Conference. The Clippers are looking to win their fifth straight game. Los Angeles scored 149 in a road win at Atlanta on Monday. The Clippers are 19-4 when playing at home this season.
The Clippers are -6.5 over the Pelicans in this one.
Pelicans Looking to Keep Winning
New Orleans is coming off a blowout win over the Raptors, where Brandon Ingram hit 8 three point shots, and scored 41 points. Ingram did the damage without a single turnover in the game. Ingram and Zion Williamson are the top scorers on the Pelicans, both scoring more than 21 points per game.
The Pelicans are scoring 116.9 points per game on the season. New Orleans looks like they could be coming up on a big season, as they are 13 wins away from matching last seasons win total of 42-40.
New Orleans will head out on the road for four straight. Next, the Pelicans are at the Lakers, before trips to Portland and Memphis. The Pelicans are back home on Valentine’s Day to take on the Wizards.
Clippers with Eyes on the Prize
The Clippers have been winning games with their ability to score the basketball. The Clippers have scored 125,136 and 149 in three of their four wins. On the season, Los Angeles has moved up to 118.8 points per game. The Clippers are also playing unselfish basketball, with 26.3 assists per game.
Kawhi Leonard is leading the charge for the Clippers, but Paul George and James Harden continue to shine as well. Leonard is scoring 24.4 points per game, while Harden is adding 17.3 points and 8.6 assists per game. The Clippers will be without their big man Ivica Zubac, who is scoring 12.2 points per game.
The Clippers need just 11 more wins to surpass last years win total. The Clippers will host Detroit on Saturday, and the Timberwolves on Monday, before heading out to Golden State on Wednesday.
Clippers Top Pelicans
The Los Angeles Clippers look like a legitimate candidate to win the NBA Finals. This team is clicking on all cylinders right now. The Pelicans are going to put up a fight in this game, but when push comes to shove, it is hard to bet against the Clippers here. Our final bet for this is the Los Angeles Clippers -6.5 over the New Orleans Pelicans. Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your NBA Betting!