New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions
The New Orleans Pelicans is all set to take on Los Angeles Clippers in an interesting regular season clash. The match will take place in the Smoothie King Center on 14th March at 9:00 pm EST. The similarity in their campaign is contrast at best.
The hosts need something miraculous to secure a victory after 22 losses in 38 games while the momentum is slightly with Clippers who managed to put up a strong performance against Warriors. The rivalry and the predictions are completely in favor of the visiting team with their opponents desperate to score an important victory of the season.
New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles are part of Western Conference. Pelicans finally registered a win in their last NBA game after 3 consecutive losses. They are currently placed at 12th position is points table. Clippers on the other hand defeated Golden State Warriors in their last outing. With 25 wins and 14 losses they are at 4th position in their conference.For latest New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions watch this space
New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
As far as New Orleans Pelicans is concerned, they would be more than happy to wrap up their campaign on a high. They are currently struggling at 12th place in the Western conference, looking for a redemption in the remaining matches.
Even though they got off to a flyer with a triumph against Raptors, they were bogged down with losses against Heat and Suns in the games that followed. Everything started going south for them in January when they found themselves in a losing streak. They won their last game against Cavaliers with a 116-82 margin.
The Los Angeles Clippers have so far had an impressive season in the Western conference. but their inconsistency in the recent past needs to be addressed if they have to do well in the post season fixtures.
Looking at this month’s campaign so far, the side has managed to achieve victories against Warriors while they suffered defeats against the likes of Bucks, Celtics and Wizards that has prevented them to occupy the top spot in the table. They are currently sitting in 4th spot with 25 triumphs and 14 losses.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head:
Regular season (62 games): Clippers – 30 wins, Pelicans – 32 wins.
Playoffs: 0 games.
Previous meeting: Clippers won 111-106 on 13th January 2021 in a regular season fixture.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch out
Zion Williamson who is the power forward in the side has averaged 25.5 points per game and has 7.1 rebounds in 36 games. He scored 23 points against Cavalries in his last outing.
Eric Bledsoe who is the shooting guard has a good rating with a 3-pointer conversion of 37.7% so far.
Brandon Ingram who plays as the small forward and power forward has a field goal percentage of 47.6 and a free throw percentage of 88 in 38 games this season. He has also averaged 5.1 rebounds per game during the same time.
Steven Adams who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 8.2 points and 9.2 rebounds in this edition.
Nicolas Batum who is the power forward has been a regular contributor averaging 8.9 points in addition to 4.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in 36 appearances.
Patrick Beverley is an important point guard with a field goal success of 44.2% and a 3-pointer conversion of 42% so far. He is the prime assist in the side and was there on the pitch for 11 minutes against Warriors.
Lou Williams has played 36 games, securing 12.6 points per game in addition to a free throw percentage of 86. Serge Ibaka who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 11.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in his career.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The home team is considered to be the underdogs with infinitesimally small probability of them lifting the title whereas the visitors are one of the top favorites this time around. The platforms like Oddschecker and SMarkets have stated that the New Orleans Pelicans have to step up in the coming games in order to make it to the post season games.
Looking at the predictions for this game, FiveThirtyEight has given a huge advantage to Clippers with 61% chance while the Pelicans have to fight hard on Sunday night.