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New Orleans Pelicans vs LA Clippers 8/1/20 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds & Info

Game Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date & Time Saturday August 1, 2020, 6:00 PM (EDT)
Location
ESPN Wild World of Sports Orlando, FL
Latest odds
LAC -5 Total 226
TV Channel
ESPN

The New Orleans Pelicans will play the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday in the second seeding game for both. New Orleans lost its opening seeding game 106-104 to the Utah Jazz on Thursday night. Brandon Ingram was the leading scorer for New Orleans in the loss with 23 points, while rookie Zion Williamson scored 13 points but played just 15 minutes.

Brandon Ingram is leading New Orleans in scoring with an average of 24.2 points per game while Zion Williamson is the second-leading scorer with an average of 23.1 points per game. Derrick Favors is the leading rebounder for the Pelicans with an average of 9.8 per game and Lonzo Ball is the leader in assists with an average of 7.0 per game. New Orleans has six players averaging double figures in scoring.

The Clippers opened their seeding schedule with a 103-101 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. Paul George was the leading scorer in the loss for the Clippers with 30 points while Kawhi Leonard added 28. The Clippers blew a double-digit lead midway through the third quarter and were beaten in the final seconds.

Kawhi Leonard is the leading scorer and rebounder for the Clippers with averages of 26.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Paul George is the second leading scorer with an average of 21.2 points per game and Lou Williams is the third leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 18.7 points and 5.7 assists per game.

Recent Betting Trends

Although the Los Angeles Clippers will be victorious in this matchup against New Orleans, the Pelicans will keep it close and cover. New Orleans has covered six of the last eight versus Los Angeles and overall the Pelicans have covered 23 of their last 35. In addition, New Orleans has covered the spread in 11 of its last 15 following a loss straight up. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Clippers win but fall short ATS 114-112.

Free NBA Pick:

New Orleans Pelicans +5
  • New Orleans is 23-11-1 ATS in its last 35
  • The OVER has cashed in 9 of the Pelicans last 13 as the underdog
  • Los Angeles is 4-1 ATS in its last 5
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Clippers last 5
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