The NBA action continues this weekend and the Los Angeles Clippers and New Orleans Pelicans clash on Sunday evening. Both sides will be looking to get back to winnings ways after disappointing last time out as they fell to defeats. But, which side should gamblers be betting on?
When: Sunday 2nd August 2020
Where: HP Field House
How To Watch: NBA TV
Clippers vs Pelicans Odds
|Los Angeles Clippers (-4.5)||-115|
|New Orleans Pelicans (+4.5)||-105|
Clippers vs Pelicans Preview
The Los Angeles Clippers will be looking to avenge a recent defeat to their Los Angeles rivals coming into this fixture. The Clippers are still certainties for the playoffs, but their route to the conference finals could be a whole lot trickier if they aren’t able to rediscover their very best form. A succession of defeats now would mean that they could start to slip down the league and have tougher playoff fixtures when they come around. Clippers will also be slightly concerned by the fact that they have lost 13 times on the road this season, which could go against them as they will not be playing in LA during this period.
The Clippers went down to a 103-101 defeat against the Lakers in their last game, with Lebron James and Anthony Davis scoring 16 and 34 points respectively. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were in excellent form in that game as they scored 28 and 30 points respectively. Patrick Beverley and Reggie Jackson also scored double–digit totals in the defeat. There was more than enough in the performance to make fans feel as though there are bright moments ahead this season. That change of fortune could begin with a win over the Pelicans.
The New Orleans Pelicans played in the first game of the restart, and they also went down to an agonising 106-104 defeat. They were beaten by the Utah Jazz, who are one of the teams looking to overcome the advantage held by the Clippers. The Pelicans were decent in that game, as Brandon Ingram, Jrue Holiday and JJ Redick all scored over 20 points in the defeat. Zion Williamson also gets his fair share of the attention, and he scored 13 points and recorded one assist. The Pelicans are improving as the season goes on, but they are simply playing for pride over the final weeks of the season.
NBA Head To Head
This will be the third time that these two sides have met this season, with the Clippers having won on two occasions. They have scored over 130 points in these two wins, while the Pelicans won the first meeting this season 132-127. This fixture seems destined to be high scoring.
Clippers vs Pelicans Prediction
This will be a high scoring affair between two sides with great offensive players. However, the Pelicans would be the pick as they get back to winning ways ahead of an important couple of fixtures for them.
Pick: Los Angeles Pelicans (-4.5) at -115 with BetOnline.ag.