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New Orleans Hornets vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds
The Hornets will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Clippers in Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Monday in NBA action.
The Clippers sport records of 8-5 and 8-5 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Hornets sit at 3-9 and 7-5 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-6 for the Clippers and 7-5 for the Hornets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 2 (Clippers) and the No. 24 (Hornets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 102-91 result in favor of the Clippers is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 11-ranked offense (99.6 PPG) against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 22 at 100 PPG. The Clippers have averaged 47.5% from the field per game, more than the Hornets have managed so far this season (44.1% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hornets own the league's No. 26-rated mark, allowing 104.5 points per game when playing on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, New Orleans was a 102-84 loser on the road against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (186) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Brian Roberts scored 17 points in a failed effort to lead the Hornets to victory (they lost 102-84 to Denver at Pepsi Center on Sunday).
The Clippers were a 104-93 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (197) made winners of OVER bettors. The Clippers got a 22-point performance from Blake Griffin, who added 11 rebounds, but Atlanta still ran past Los Angeles 104-93 on Saturday at Philips Arena.
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Utah are 2-8
After playing Denver are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few Hornets at Clippers trends to consider:
New Orleans is 16-3 SU in their last 19 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans's last 8 games
New Orleans is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Clippers are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the LA Clippers last 12 games when playing New Orleans
New Orleans home to Utah, Wednesday, November 28
LA Clippers home to Minnesota, Wednesday, November 28