New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers / NBA – The Pelicans will host one of the biggest surprises in the current part of the season, the team of Clippers, which are currently at the very top of the West. They did not expect that either, but the team from LA, unlike the team from New Orleans, is playing very well lately and they were slowly climbing to the top.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers begins 04.12.2018 at 02:00 CET
New Orleans Pelicans
Pelicans have with their bad results lately, considerably spoiled the impressions they left after the first 15 matches, but thanks to the incredible equalization of the Western Conference, nothing has yet been lost. What matters to them and what they can use against Clippers is the fact that they have already defeated them at the beginning of the season, when it was 116:109 for the host in New Orleans. Clippers had a lot of lost bally in that match (17) which have cost them dearly, while the Pelicans were quite solid in that (8).
High wings and centers of the Pelican were dominant in that match (Davis, Mirotic and Randle have scored 70 points together and had 30 rebounds), while they could now be in great advantage in those positions. The Pelicans are the second offensive team, but at the same time one of the worst defensive in the league, even though they have one of the best league blockers, Davis, in their ranks. Holiday is somewhat in the shadow of Davis and Mirotic, but it does not prevent him from being the second shooter, the first assistant and thief of balls in his team.
Probable lineups New Orleans Pelicans: Holiday, Frazier, Moore (Clark), Mirotic, Davis
Los Angeles Clippers
Clippers are now playing as guests against a team that has 9 wins in their 11 matches, and one of these wins was against the team of LA, when the guest players have missed 15 of 20 shots for three points (the Pelicans were not much better – 6/24). The guests can boast with a good form because they are among the best teams in the West at this time. Let us be honest and say maybe that even the players themselves did not hope for such a situation, but there should be no relaxation, because in the case of a smaller series of defeats, they would very quickly fall to the middle of the table.
Clippers are having problems in defence against teams such as Pelicans, which is why they do not have the right solutions for tall players, but that is why they should boast with great progress in the game of the powerful Harrell (over 16 points and 7 rebounds per match) and hope he could do a significant job against Davis and the rest. Harris and Gallinari are the team's top shooters, while Williams (along with Harrell) is the biggest team’s strength and he has the longest number of NBA games in which he has scored 10 or more points since the season 1983/84 season.
Probable lineups Los Angeles Clippers: Gilgeous-Alexander, Bradley, Gallinari, Harris, Gortat
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers PICK
Pelicans and Clippers score more than 117 points per match, and their matches are always filled with a large number of points, not only in the attack, but because of their bad game in defence. There are no favourites in this game, that is for sure, but as we have already pointed out, there will certainly be a lot of points in this match.
Pick: over 237.5 points
Odds: 1.93 at 10bet (down to 1.88 can be played)
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