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Pelicans vs Clippers Preview

Los Angeles ClippersNew Orleans Pelicans
38-20February 24, 2014, 08:00 | New Orleans Arena23-32

The Pelicans hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Monday as the Clippers pay a visit to New Orleans Arena in NBA betting action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Pelicans currently sport a record of 23-32, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 24-27-4 ATS. The Clippers are 38-20 and 32-26 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pelicans post a 26-29 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Clippers have gone 33-23-2 against the number.

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

For bettors going with the Pelicans in this one, they were listed earlier as 5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 202 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

This game pits the Pelicans, currently No. 18 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Clippers, who rate No. 2 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 100-93 victory for the Clippers.

Los Angeles was a 125-117 winner in its last match on the road against the Thunder. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 242 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Clippers got a 36-point performance from Jamal Crawford as Los Angeles handed Oklahoma City a 125-117 defeat on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 94-93 loser as they battled the Wizards on the road. The Pelicans covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 187 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Pelicans got a 26-point performance from Anthony Davis, who added 11 rebounds, but Washington still ran past New Orleans 94-93 on Saturday at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 19-ranked offense (99.11 PPG) against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 16 at 101.16 PPG. The Pelicans have averaged 45.53% from the field per game, less than the Clippers have managed so far this season (47.18% on average).

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Houston, Wednesday, February 26th
New Orleans at Dallas, Wednesday, February 26th