Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Clippers betting tips and predictions for Sunday’s game in the NBA. The Clippers put their 3-game win streak on the line as they host the struggling Charlotte Hornets. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Whenever a team allows 140 points it’s never a good sign, but when it happens against a team like the Sacramento Kings then it’s time to sound the alarms. Charlotte has dropped 4 of their last 5 games and ruined all the positives they had early on this season. They allowed the Kings to shoot 55% from the field and 22-of-44 from downtown, that’s definitely something they will have to clean up if they want to get anything against the Clippers. Miles Bridges had a subpar game with just 10 points, this team relies heavily on him so whenever he has a bad game they are in trouble. The Hornets are just 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games as the road underdog.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers are on a roll, somewhat. They’ve beaten the likes of OKC and Minnesota (twice) in their last three games and optimism is back at Staples Center. Playing the Hornets will be a welcome sight as the Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against teams with winning road records. They’ve also covered the spread 9 times in the last 13 games against opponents who scored 100 or more points in their previous game. Paul George is having a career year, at least numbers wise. He’s averaging 27.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game, making the Clippers to forget about Kawhi Leonard a bit. LA will once again look to dominate on the defensive end, they allow only 102.1 points per game which ranks 6th in the entire NBA.
With Bridges struggling, it’s hard to imagine the Hornets getting anything out of this game. They’ve lost to the Clippers in 9 of the last 10 head-to-head and have covered the spread on just 3 occasions. Their road record in LA is even worse than that, they’ve dropped 11 straight at Staples Center against the Clippers. Give me LA all day long in this one.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Charlotte Hornets Odds
Los Angeles Clippers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction
Clippers -5.0 Point Spread is available at-110 odds on bet365!
Charlotte’s defense is leaking points all over the place. In their last three losses they’ve allowed 140, 114 and 113 points. They are dead last in points allowed per game and in defensive efficiency only the New Orleans Pelicans post worse numbers than them. One thing that could help Charlotte put up some points tonight is the fact the Clippers are only 28th in opponent rebounds per game, so there will be plenty of opportunities to score. These two teams also rank 4th and 7th in pace of play, so that helps too if you want to back the points here. The last 8 of 11 Hornets games have produced the over, so I’m looking forward to a fast paced entertaining game with a ton of points here. Give me the over.
Over 222.5 Total Points available at -110 odds at bet365!