Los Angeles Clippers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 21 (12/21): NBA
- Lm Tipster
- Dec 22, 2022, 7:44:13 AM
|Time||4:00 p.m. EST|
|Hornets money line||+220|
|Hornets spread||+7 (-110)|
|Clippers money line||-270|
|Clippers spread||-7 (-110)|
|Over / under||220|
2022-2023 season stats
|Charlotte Hornets||Los Angeles Clippers|
|Road / home record||3-11||9-7|
|Points per game||111.78||107.00|
|Points allowed per game||113.00||108.00|
|Rebounds per game||43.00||44.00|
|Rebounds allowed per game||43.00||43.00|
|Over / under record||15-14||11-20|
The Charlotte Hornets continue on the road and will visit the Los Angeles Clippers at the Crypto.com Arena on Wednesday night. These teams already faced each other earlier this season in Charlotte where the Clippers took the win 114-107 covering the spread as -5 points favorites.
The Hornets get here with a 7-18 record and are 4-8 at home so far this season ranking 4th in the Southeast. In their last game at home, they lost 122-116 against the Nets. Terry Rozier scored 29 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 28 for the Hornets and has scored at least 20 points in 6 consecutive games.
Kelly Oubre Jr is leading the team with 20.4 points per game. M. Plumlee leads in rebounds with 8.3 per game while Smith Jr. has 6.3 assists for Charlotte.
In their last 10 games, the Hornets are 3-7, averaging 110.1 points, 42.8 rebounds, 30.0 assists, 8.1 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117 points.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers get here with a 17-14 record overall and are 9-7 at home ranking 3rd in the Pacific Division. Los Angeles is fourth in the NBA with 34.5 defensive rebounds per game led by Ivica Zubac averaging 7.5.
George is scoring 23.5 points per game with 6.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists for the Clippers. Reggie Jackson is averaging 12.4 points and 2.6 rebounds while shooting 42.4% over the past 10 games for Los Angeles.
In their last 10 games the Clippers are 5-5, averaging 108.7 points, 47.2 rebounds, 21.9 assists, 6.0 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 42.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.7 points per game.
Charlotte are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against LA Clippers.
Charlotte are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against LA Clippers.
Charlotte are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Charlotte's last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers.
LA Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Clippers' last 9 games against Charlotte.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Clippers' last 6 games at home.
The Hornets continue to struggle and are on an 8 game losing streak, they have also failed to cover the spread in 7 of those games. The Clippers have been playing better lately now that they have Leonard and George back with the team and are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The Clippers are by far the better team but they have many players in jeopardy for this game and the Hornets are hoping that Bradley Beal suits up for this one. Give me the Hornets with the points.
PICK: Clippers -6 (-110)
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