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NBA Matchup - Hornets Clippers Odds Preview

Los Angeles ClippersNew Orleans Hornets
March 22, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

26-20TEAM RECORD11-35

The Hornets will be trying to slam the Clippers on Thursday when the teams tip off at New Orleans Arena in NBA betting action.

The Hornets bring a 11-35 record (21-25 ATS) to the battle against the 26-20 Clippers, who are 22-23-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Orleans go 22-23-1 so far and the Clippers go 21-25.

View LA Clippers vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Hornets in this one will find them as 3.5-point underdogs, while the total was sitting at 181.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hornets at No. 25 and the Clippers at No. 10 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 95-89 result in favor of the Clippers.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Orleans's No. 23-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 13-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Orleans rates No. 28 in the league with 3.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 5 with 7.6 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Clippers own the league's No. 16-rated mark, allowing 97.4 points per game when on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in home scoring.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 114-91 result against the Thunder on March 21. The Clippers failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog, while the 205 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Clippers were blown out by Oklahoma City on Wednesday, losing by a 114-91 final at Chesapeake Energy Arena in basketball betting action.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 101-92 loser as they battled the Warriors at home. The Hornets failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite, while 193 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New Orleans got 17 points from Jarrett Jack but lost anyway 101-92 against the Warriors on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing Golden State are 0-10
After a loss are 4-6

A few Clippers at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of the LA Clippers last 11 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 9 games when playing New Orleans
New Orleans is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
New Orleans is 15-1 SU in their last 16 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New Orleans's last 11 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games at home

Next up:
LA Clippers home to Memphis, Saturday, March 24
New Orleans home to San Antonio, Saturday, March 24