Clippers face Hornets: NBA odds preview
Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Hornets Odds
The visiting Clippers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at New Orleans Arena against the Hornets.
The Hornets sit at 27-52 (39-40 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Clippers are currently 52-26 (43-34-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New Orleans is 42-37 OU, and Los Angeles is 44-34 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hornets at No. 25 and the Clippers at No. 4 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 103-93 result in favor of the Clippers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Orleans's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 94.2 PPG, against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 4 at 94.8 PPG. The Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 45.1% so far, less than the Clippers shooters have achieved on the year, 47.9% per game.
Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, giving up 96 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.
The Clippers were a 111-95 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Timberwolves. They covered the 12.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (206) made winners of OVER bettors. Chris Paul scored 19 points leading the Clippers to a 111-95 victory over Minnesota at STAPLES Center on Wednesday.
Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 121-110 loser as they battled the Kings on the road. The Hornets failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 231 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Hornets endured a 121-110 loss at the hands of the Kings on Wednesday, despite a 23-point effort from Eric Gordon at Power Balance Pavilion.
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Dallas are 1-9
After playing Sacramento are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
A few Clippers at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the LA Clippers last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of the LA Clippers last 13 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games on the road
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing New Orleans
New Orleans is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 11 of New Orleans's last 13 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
New Orleans is 17-5 SU in their last 22 games when playing LA Clippers
New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
LA Clippers at Memphis, Saturday, April 13
New Orleans home to Dallas, Sunday, April 14