Los Angeles Clippers vs. New Orleans Pelicans: 3/14/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on March 14, 2021

The Los Angeles Clippers (25-14) are 5.5-point favorites as they look to stop a three-game road losing streak when they take on the New Orleans Pelicans (16-22) on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at Smoothie King Center. The matchup airs at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN. The matchup has an over/under of 236.

Betting Information

Clippers vs Pelicans Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Clippers -5.5 -110 -110 236 -110 -110
Place a bet on Los Angeles Clippers or the New Orleans Pelicans for Sunday’s game.

Head to Head

After the last 10 head-to-head meetings, Los Angeles has a 6-4 record against New Orleans. The Pelicans have a 3-2 record against the spread when facing the Clippers.

Clippers vs Pelicans in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/13/2021 Clippers Clippers -10.5 216 -588 425 Regular Season 111-106 LAC
8/1/2020 Clippers Clippers -5 233 -211 175 Regular Season 126-103 LAC
1/18/2020 Clippers Pelicans -5.5 235.5 -245 195 Regular Season 133-130 LAC
11/24/2019 Clippers Clippers -12.5 233.5 -1030 684 Regular Season 134-109 LAC
11/14/2019 Clippers Pelicans -4 233 -170 141 Regular Season 132-127 NO
1/14/2019 Clippers Regular Season 121-117 NO
1/14/2019 Clippers Regular Season 121-117 NO
12/3/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 129-126 LAC
12/3/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 129-126 LAC
10/23/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 116-109 NO

Clippers Betting Information

  • Los Angeles has been good against the spread this season, posting a 21-18 record.
  • The Clippers have posted a winning record of 14-11 against the spread when the spread is -5.5 or higher.
  • Los Angeles has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to hit the total in 23 of 39 games for a 59% rate.
Bet on the Los Angeles Clippers to win the NBA Championship.

Pelicans Betting Information

  • New Orleans has covered the spread in less than half of its contests, going 17-22 ATS.
  • When they are at least 5.5-point underdogs, the Pelicans have not fared well, going 4-6 against the spread.
  • New Orleans and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this season — 26 of 39 (66.7%).
Bet on the New Orleans Pelicans to win the NBA Championship.

Over/Under Analysis

  • The Clippers and their opponents have combined to record more than 236 points in 20.5% of their games this year (eight of 39 opportunities).
  • New Orleans and its opponents have combined to score at least 236 points in 15 of 39 outings (38.5%) this year.
  • These teams average a combined 230.2 points per game, 5.8 fewer points than the over/under of 236 set for this game.
  • The Clippers and the Pelicans have seen their opponents average a combined 11.3 fewer points per game than the point total of 236 set in this game.
  • The average point total in Clippers games this year is 11.5 fewer points than the total of 236 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Pelicans this year is 5.8 points lower than this game’s over/under.
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Clippers Leaders

  • Kawhi Leonard leads the Clippers in scoring, racking up 26.7 points per game.
  • Ivica Zubac paces Los Angeles with 6.9 rebounds per game and Paul George leads the team with 5.4 assists per outing.
  • George is the top three-point shooter for the Clippers, hitting 3.5 per game.
  • Leonard leads the team with 1.5 steals per game. Serge Ibaka collects 1.2 blocks an outing to pace Los Angeles.

Pelicans Leaders

  • Zion Williamson owns the Pelicans top spot in scoring with 25.5 points per game and also tacks on 7.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per contest.
  • Steven Adams (9.2 rebounds per game) and Lonzo Ball (5.2 assists per game) are the New Orleans leaders in rebounds and assists.
  • Ball makes more threes per game than any other member of the Pelicans, averaging 2.9 treys per game.
  • Ball is at the top of New Orleans’ steals hierarchy with 1.3 steals per game and Brandon Ingram leads the squad in blocks with 0.8 per game.
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