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Clippers battle vs Hornets highlights NBA odds

New Orleans HornetsLos Angeles Clippers
Dec 19, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds


New Orleans pays a visit to Los Angeles on Wednesday, hoping to send the Clippers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at STAPLES Center.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Clippers are 18-6 so far on the season, and 15-9 ATS vs. the number. The Hornets, meanwhile, are 5-19 and 13-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 14-10 and the Hornets go 13-11 on the totals.

View New Orleans vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Los Angeles opened as 12.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 192 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Clippers at No. 2 and the Hornets at No. 25 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 105-90 result in favor of the Clippers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 101.6 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 19 at 98.3 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 47.9% so far, more than the Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 44.2% per game.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 21-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.9 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 103-96 loser as they battled the Warriors on the road. The Hornets covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 199 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New Orleans got 28 points from Ryan Anderson en route to a 103-96 loss against Golden State on Tuesday at Oracle Arena.

Los Angeles won its last outing, an 88-76 result against the Pistons on December 17. The Clippers covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 164 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Blake Griffin scored 15 points leading the Clippers to an 88-76 victory over Detroit at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Monday.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 1-9
After a loss are 2-8

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Sacramento are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a win are 9-1

A few Hornets at Clippers trends to consider:
New Orleans is 17-3 SU in their last 20 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games on the road
New Orleans is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games

Next up:
New Orleans at San Antonio, Friday, December 21
LA Clippers home to Sacramento, Friday, December 21