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NBA Betting Preview: Pelicans vs. LA Clippers Odds and Picks, Wednesday, January 13, 2021

January 13th, 2021 NBA Basketball, Sports Betting

At the beginning of the season were high expectations for the Clippers. LA flopped badly in the 2019 NBA Playoffs. But that hasn’t curtailed betting on NBA games enthusiasm for their prospects. Gamblers reman intrigued by Kawhi Leonard. Specifically, Leonard and Paul George are viewed as a lethal combination. Big-name talent will be visiting LA from New Orleans. Zion Williamson has dramatically changed the Pelicans brand. A franchise once ignored is seen today as a betting destination. Late on New Orleans has stumbled out of the gate. Their lack of offensive production is a surprise to many.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. LA Clippers Betting Information

Date and Time:Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 10 p.m. ET
Location:STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California
Pelicans at Clippers TV Coverage:ESPN
Pelicans at Clippers Odds at SBG Sportsbook:
Pelicans+7½ (-110)219 (-110)+260
Clippers-7½ (-110)219 (-110)-320
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New Orleans Pelicans at LA Clippers

On the whole sports betting handle should stay even between these teams. Each has popular marquee players. Of course, that immediately appeals to squares. Sharps are not happy about the Pelicans’ slow start. New Orleans has not shown betting value early on. Wise Guys don’t like laying points on the home team. This game may be an exception. Concurrently the Pelicans have lost some credibility with the bad beginning.

New Orleans Pelicans Team Overview

New Orleans enters this game at 4-5 straight up, 3-6 against the spread, with 4-5 under the total. NBA metrics have the Pelicans ranked 25th for scoring and 6th for points allowed. Accordingly, Brandon Ingram has a team-best 24.0 points with 7.1 rebounds per game. Zion Williamson averaged 21.9 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest.

LA Clippers Team Overview

Now the Clippers are 7-4 straight up, 6-5 against the spread, and 6-5 over the total. LA ranks 15th for scoring offense and 15th for points allowed. Paul George is averaging 25 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. While Kawhi Leonard averages 24.4 points and 5.7 assists per outing.

New Orleans Pelicans at LA Clippers Against the Spread

The Pelicans are:

  • To summarize 38-41-2 against the spread
  • 19-15-2 ATS on the road
  • In Western Conference games 25-26-1 on the board.
  • In sum 38-41-2 under the total
  • Against Western Conference teams 25-26-1 to the under
  • In road games 19-15-2 over the total.

The Clippers are:

  • Overall, 53-43 against the spread
  • At home 20-17 on the board
  • In Western Conference matchups 39-32 vs. the odds
  • 44-49-3 under the total in all games
  • 18-18-1 over and under
  • Against the Western Conference 30-39-2 to the under

New Orleans Pelicans at LA Clippers Head-to-Head vs. Spread

  • New Orleans 6-3 against the spread
  • 4-2 over the total in the last six games between these teams
  • Clippers 2-0 vs. odds when hosting Pelicans
  • 2-3 under the total between these teams at LA

New Orleans Pelicans at LA Clippers SBG Free Pick

As was previously noted the Clippers pay when hosting New Orleans. Los Angeles has shown superior betting on NBA Games value in 2020-21. Further, the Pelicans have dropped six of their last eight to the board. New Orleans is yet to find the gear. On the whole, the Pelicans can be a dangerous team for bankrolls. New Orleans has a lot of hype. But they don’t have results. The 2019 Orlando Bubble is a reminder of the perils of stepping out with the Pelicans.

Pelicans at Clippers SBG Best Bet: LA Clippers.

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