New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers, Western Conference Game. The second best in the conference host the Pelicans at home. The home team started the season well with seven wins. For now the Clippers are looking to steal first place from the Lakers in the conference. This season is a little shorter than normal. But the intensity remains the same. The Clippers are on the shortlist to win the title.
New Orleans Pelicans: We have time.
The Pelicans do not have a positive record, but the team has time to recover. So far only four wins and five losses. The last three games were consecutive losses. The most recent loss was at home to the Hornets 110-118. The team has not won a game since January 02 of this year. The team has a good roster, the best three are under 25 years old. The Pelicans hope to have a better season than last.
The record on the road is 2-2. The last game on the road was a 113-80 win against the Thunder. The team is scoring an average of 107.1 points per game, 39 FG points, 71% free throw shots, 10.22 three pointers and 23.33 assists. The team is averaging up to 26.5 points per quarters. Defense is poor, the Pelicans allow up to 106.6 points per game, 38.33 FG points, 15.89 three pointers and 16 turnovers. The first half is the worst for the defense.
Brandon Ingram leads the Pelicans with 24 points per game, 45% FG points and 35.7% three pointers. Brandon is in his second season with the Pelicans after spending three years playing with the Lakers. This is the second year for him averaging over twenty points. Another outstanding player is Zion Williamson with 21.9 points, 55.7% FG points and 62.1% free throws.
Los Angeles Clippers: At home we are “strong”.
The Clippers have to win just a couple of games to climb to first place in the conference. For now the team has the second best record in the conference with seven wins and four losses. But the Suns also have similar numbers. The two of them are the only ones with seven wins in the conference. The most recent game was a 130-127 home win against the Bulls, but at home the record is barely positive. The Clippers need to win more games.
The team is scoring an average of 111.8 points, 40.18 FG points, 14.64 three pointers, 84.1% free throws, 24.64 assists and 13.36 turnovers. The defense allows up to 110.8 points per game, making it the 16th defense of the season. The team allows up to 39.55 FG points, 13.64 three pointers and 23.82 assists per game. The second and third quarters are the weakest for the defense allowing up to 28 points in each.
Paul George is slightly ahead of Leonard with 25 points per game, 49.7% FG points and 51.2% three pointers. George is also scoring 91.7% free throws this season. Leonard is second best with 24.4 points per game, 47.1% FG points and 43.2% three pointers. Ibaka, Batum and Williams are scoring an average of 10-12 points per game. Williams leads the bench, and Beverly started the season completely healthy.
My Free Pick & Prediction for New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers 13/01/2021 is: Los Angeles Clippers -6.0 (SPREAD).
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