Basketball Bet: New Orleans Hornets vs. Los Angeles Clippers

March 29, 2012 NBA Basketball

The Los Angeles Clippers will be playing a nationally televised game on NBA TV this Monday night. The Clippers will be at home at theStaplesCenter to play against the New Orleans Hornets.

Both teams recently played on March 22 inNew Orleans. The Hornets won that game 97-90. This game is the second of three that the two teams will be playing each other in this season. Start your NBA Betting action on New Orleans Hornets vs.  Los Angeles Clippers game.

Although they are 27-21 and second in their division, the Los Angeles Clippers have been struggling in recent weeks. The team lost three straight road games last week before coming back on Saturday with a 101-85 home victory overMemphis. There have been some rumors in recent days over the future of coach Vinny Del Negro with regards to what may happen to the team.

The Clippers’ Mo Williams suffered a toe injury recently and is not going to play in this game. Williams has worked as the team’s top bench presence and is fifth on the team with 13.6 points per game. Blake Griffin continues to lead the Clippers with nearly 21 points per game.

The New Orleans Hornets have the worst record in the Western Conference. The Hornets are 12-36 but are still four games ahead of the Charlotte Bobcats for the league’s worst record. The Hornets last played on Saturday when they lost by three toSan Antonio.

Jason Smith will be out because he is in the second game of a two game suspension. He was suspended for committing a hard flagrant foul on Blake Griffin during the last Clippers-Hornets game. Smith had 17 points during that game on March 22. Chris Kaman is also day-to-day with an unspecified illness. He has been leading the Hornets with 13.3 points in each game. Check the Sports Betting Odds for New Orleans Hornets vs.  Los Angeles Clippers game.

The Los Angeles Clippers have a strong advantage on the line for the game. The Clippers are -10 favorites for the game. There is also a 181 over/under on the game. The Hornets will be looking to try and win some more games but the Clippers do have a great deal of pressure on them tonight.

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