The LA Clippers conclude their three game road swing tonight when they face the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center in Louisiana. Start time in this evening's meeting between the two Western Conference rivals is set for 8:00pm ET. The latest NBA Odds from Sportsbook.ag have the visiting Clippers listed as a -4.5 against the spread favorite; the Over/Under is set at 207.5 points.
The Clippers were scuffling some headed into yesterday's clash with the Thunder in Oklahoma City, having lost four of their previous seven games. However, Los Angeles found a way to score one of its biggest wins of the season against Kevin Durant and company.
Los Angeles downed the Thunder 125-117 thanks to a tremendous effort from its starting five. DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul each produced a double-double, Jordan posting 18 points and 12 rebounds while Paul tallied 18 points and 12 assists, and Blake Griffin registered 20 points, seven boards, and six assists. It was Jamal Crawford and Matt Barnes that really filled up the basket, though.
Barnes, who knocked down 6-of-10 from long range, scored 24 points and Crawford contributed a team high 36 points on 13-of-20 shooting.
The impressive victory improved the Clippers record to 38-20 overall and kept them three games ahead of the second place Warriors in the Pacific standings.
New Orleans experienced a bounce in the latter part of January and it continued into the early portion of February as the team produced a nice 6-2 run, but it seems like a distant memory right now.
The Pelicans lost for the fifth time in their last six games on Saturday night, falling 93-94 at the Verizon Center in Washington. The setback dropped New Orleans record to 23-32 while bringing its road mark to an ugly 10-19.
The Pelicans, who have played five of their last six games away from home, are a more capable team at the Smoothie King Center, though. Anthony Davis and company are 13-13 as a host and they had won four of their previous five home games heading into last Wednesday's loss to the visiting Knicks.
Notable Trends: The Under is 6-0 in the Clippers last six games playing as a road favorite coming off a road win.
NBA Odds LA Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans:
LA Clippers -4.5 (-110), Over 207.5 (-110), -195 (Moneyline)
New Orleans Pelicans +4.5 (-110), Under 207.5 (-110), +167 (Moneyline)
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