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Hornets face Clippers: NBA odds preview

New Orleans HornetsLos Angeles Clippers
April 22, 9:30 PM | STAPLES Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds

20-43TEAM RECORD39-24

The Los Angeles Clippers host New Orleans on Sunday, looking to build on their 39-24 mark against the 20-43 Hornets in NBA action at STAPLES Center.

This season the Clippers are 39-24 overall and 33-29-1 ATS against the number, while the Hornets are 20-43 and 34-29 ATS. As for the totals, Los Angeles is 28-33-2 on the OU, and New Orleans is 28-33-2.

View New Orleans vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Clippers as 10-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 183.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Clippers sit at No. 14 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Hornets are at No. 24 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Clippers will win this game 97-90.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hornets rank No. 24 in the league with 41.1 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 18 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 5-ranked team at 7.7 per game, while the Hornets rate No. 30 with 4 per contest.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.2 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.

The Hornets were a 105-99 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rockets. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (204) made winners of OVER bettors. Eric Gordon scored 27 points for New Orleans on Thursday, leading the Hornets to a 105-99 victory over Houston at New Orleans Arena.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 93-90 loser as they battled the Suns on the road. The Clippers failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 183 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles suffered a 93-90 loss against Phoenix on Thursday, getting 19 points from Chris Paul in a losing effort at US Airways Center.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Hornets at Clippers trends to consider:
New Orleans is 16-2 SU in their last 18 games when playing LA Clippers
New Orleans is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
New Orleans is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Orleans's last 12 games
LA Clippers are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games at home
LA Clippers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 6 games at home
LA Clippers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games when playing at home against New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans at Golden State, Tuesday, April 24
LA Clippers at Atlanta, Tuesday, April 24