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Clippers visit Pelicans in NBA clash

Los Angeles ClippersNew Orleans Pelicans
50-21March 26, 2014, 08:00 | New Orleans Arena30-40

The Pelicans will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Clippers tip off at New Orleans Arena on Wednesday in NBA play.

This season the Pelicans are 30-40 overall and 30-35-5 ATS against the number, while the Clippers are 50-21 and 39-31-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, New Orleans is 37-33 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 35-34-2.View Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pelicans at No. 25 and the Clippers at No. 2 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 102-93 result in favor of the Clippers.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 106-98 winner at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 17-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (204) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Blake Griffin scored 27 points and chipped in with 14 rebounds for Los Angeles on Monday, leading the Clippers to a 106-98 victory over Milwaukee at STAPLES Center.

The Pelicans were a 109-104 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nets. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (213) made winners of OVER bettors. New Orleans got 33 points from Tyreke Evans en route to a 109-104 victory over Brooklyn on Monday at New Orleans Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 18-ranked offense (100.16 PPG) against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 13 at 100.35 PPG. The Pelicans have averaged 46.01% from the field per game, less than the Clippers have managed so far this season (47.58% on average).

Next up:
Los Angeles at Dallas, Thursday, March 27th
New Orleans home to Utah, Friday, March 28th