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Pelicans face Clippers: NBA odds preview

New Orleans PelicansLos Angeles Clippers
23-35March 01, 2014, 10:30 | STAPLES Center40-20

STAPLES Center will feature Clippers vs. Pelicans action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

Los Angeles battles the Pelicans, currently with a 23-35 mark (24-30-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 34-24-2 for the Clippers and 28-30 for the Pelicans. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds and Stats.

This game pits the Clippers, currently No. 2 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pelicans, who rate No. 18 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 100-92 victory for the Clippers.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 116-104 loser as they battled the Suns on the road. The Pelicans failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 220 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Pelicans got a terrific 32-point performance from Anthony Davis but Phoenix handed them a 116-104 defeat on Friday at US Airways Center.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 101-93 winner as they battled the Rockets at home. The Clippers covered in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 194 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Houston was victimized for 23 points and 16 rebounds by Blake Griffin as the Clippers defeated the Rockets 101-93 in NBA action on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 16-rated squad against New Orleans's No. 21-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 10 in the league with 8.25 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 with 6.09 per outing.

Next up:
New Orleans at Sacramento, Monday, March 3rd
Los Angeles at Phoenix, Tuesday, March 4th