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Pointspread favors Clippers in battle with Pelicans

New Orleans PelicansLos Angeles Clippers
11-12December 18, 2013, 10:30 | STAPLES Center17-9

The Clippers will be trying to slam the Pelicans on Wednesday when the teams tip off at STAPLES Center in NBA betting action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Clippers currently sport a record of 17-9, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 15-11 ATS. The Pelicans are 11-12 and 9-13-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Clippers post a 12-13-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pelicans have gone 14-9 against the number.

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

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Clippers sat as -10.5-point Favorite. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 205.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Clippers and the No. 10-ranked Pelicans, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 99-95 result in favor of the Clippers.

In their last action, New Orleans was a 104-93 loser on the road against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Pelicans got 21 points from Ryan Anderson, but it was Golden State that prevailed in a 104-93 final on Tuesday at Oracle Arena.

The Clippers were a 115-92 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (207) made winners of OVER bettors. The Clippers blew out San Antonio on Monday, running up the score in a 115-92 win at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pelicans rank No. 13 in the league with 42.96 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 17 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 13-ranked team at 7.88 per game, while the Pelicans rate No. 24 with 6.57 per contest.

Next up:
New Orleans at Portland, Saturday, December 21st
Los Angeles home to Denver, Saturday, December 21st