Pelicans vs Clippers Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/5

Pelicans vs Clippers Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/5

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LA Clippers vs. New Orleans Pelicans Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

New Orleans, LA; January 5, 2024, 6:00 p.m. CST

Spread: NO -1.5
Over/Under: 230.5

 

Introduction

Prepare for an exciting clash as the LA Clippers face the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on January 5, 2024. In this KingPin Pro preview, we'll analyze the matchup, recent performances, and key players. 

 

Team Analysis

LA Clippers

The Clippers, boasting a 21-12 record, enter this game on a four-game win streak. With Kawhi Leonard leading the way, they aim to continue their winning momentum against the Pelicans.

Player Spotlight: K. Leonard

Kawhi Leonard, averaging 24.6 points per game, provides offensive firepower and defensive prowess. His matchup against the Pelicans' defense will be a key factor in determining the outcome.

 

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans, also with a 21-14 record, ride a four-game win streak into this matchup. Led by Brandon Ingram, they seek to extend their dominance over the Clippers and secure another home victory.

Player Spotlight: B. Ingram

Brandon Ingram, averaging 22.8 points per game, plays a crucial role in the Pelicans' offensive scheme. His ability to score efficiently will be essential in overcoming the Clippers' defense.

 

Injuries

The Clippers have Moussa Diabate listed as out until January 21. The Pelicans' Trey Murphy III and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl are game-time decisions on January 5.

 

Recent Performances

LA Clippers

The Clippers secured wins against the Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat in their last two games, showcasing their strength on both ends of the court.

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves in their last game, continuing their four-game win streak. Their recent performances highlight their team chemistry and defensive capabilities.

 

Prediction

Prediction: The New Orleans Pelicans are favored to win this matchup against the LA Clippers. Recent history indicates the Pelicans' dominance in the head-to-head meetings, winning their last five encounters.

Look for the Pelicans to capitalize on their home-court advantage, exploit the Clippers' weaknesses, and secure a crucial victory. Brandon Ingram's scoring and the Pelicans' team defense will be key factors in their success.

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Pick: New Orleans Pelicans -1.5

 

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