Pelicans vs. Clippers Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Friday, Mar 15

New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas (17) looks on against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the second half at the Smoothie King Center.
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The Pelicans are set to face the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, Mar 15. The game is scheduled for 8:00 ET while airing on BSNO. New Orleans enters this game as 7.5-point favorites with the total set at 217.5. How will this one play out? Let’s dive into the Pelicans vs Clippers predictions below.

Pelicans vs. Clippers Odds

  • Spread: Pelicans -7.5
  • Total 217.5

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Game Info

  • Date: Friday, Mar 15
  • Time: 8:00 ET
  • Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans LA
  • TV: BSNO

Clippers Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Clippers have an over/under record of 4-1 and are 2-3 vs. the spread.
  • Although Los Angeles has a straight up record of 8-2 in their last ten road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 5-5. The team averaged 116 points per game in these games.
  • The last three games that Los Angeles was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.

Pelicans Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Pelicans have an over/under record of 1-4 and are 2-3 vs. the spread.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Pelicans have a straight up record of 8-2 while going 5-4-1 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 112 points per game in these contests.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, New Orleans has an ATS mark of 5-4-1 while going 7-3 straight up.

Will Los Angeles Find a Way to Win on the Road?

In Western Conference play, the Clippers have a record of 25-17 compared to 17-6 against the East. This season, their O/U record is 29-35-1.

As the road team, the Clippers have a scoring differential of +3.6 points per game. They are 20-13 on the road this season and have won two straight games on the road.

Against the spread, the Clippers are 17-16 on the road and 16-16 at home. Today, they are 7.5-point underdogs and have a road ATS record of 17-16.

The Clippers have hit the over in three straight games and have an O/U record of 29-35-1 this season. Their games have averaged 229.7 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Clippers defeated the Bulls by a score of 126-111. The O/U line for that game was 214.5, and the Clippers were favored by 5.5 points.

This win improved the Clippers’ overall record to 42-23, which is currently 4th in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, they are in 1st place.

When it comes to scoring, the Clippers are 11th in the NBA, averaging 117 points per game. Interestingly, they have been better on the road, where they average 117.3 points compared to 116.8 at home.

So far this season, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 53.8% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 27th in the league, averaging 96.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Clippers are 6th in field goal percentage at 49%. They are also one of the top three-point shooting teams in the NBA, hitting 38% of their attempts (2nd).

Coming into the game, the Clippers’ defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 11th in the league at 112.7 points per game allowed. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Clippers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 54.0% while allowing 36.1% from downtown.

Can the Pelicans Lock in a Home Win?

Today, the Pelicans are favored by 7.5 points against the Clippers. As the favorite, the Pelicans have a scoring margin of +8.4 points per game compared to -0.6 as the underdog.

In their last game against the Cavaliers, the Pelicans were favored by 5.5 points but lost by a score of 116-95. The O/U line for that game was also 217.5 points.

This season, the Pelicans have an O/U record of 28-37, and the under has hit in their last three games. On average, their games have finished with 227.2 points.

Overall, the Pelicans are 39-26 this season, which is good for 5th place in the Western Conference. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 24-18 and 9-6 against teams in the Southwest Division.

Looking at their ATS record, the Pelicans are 35-29 for the season. At home, they are 17-14 ATS compared to 18-15 on the road.

This season, the Pelicans are scoring 116.1 points per game, which is 13th in the NBA. At home, they are averaging 116.5 points per game.

When it comes to pace, the Pelicans are 17th in the league with an average of 97.8 possessions per game.

So far, the Pelicans have made 48% of their shots, which is 8th in the NBA. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are 5th in the league at 38%.

Not only do the Pelicans’ overall defensive numbers look good, as they are 8th in the league in points allowed. New Orleans has also been playing well on defense of late, ranking 8th in the league over their last three games at 104.7 PPG allowed. In their previous matchup vs. the Cavaliers, the Pelicans’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 51% leading to 116 points.

Pelicans vs. Clippers Player Prop

A player prop we are looking at is Zion Williamson and his points prop of 23.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -120 while the under is at -110. Our model predicts that Zion Williamson will finish with 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 5. As for his points prop, we favor the under at 23.5.

  • The Prop: Zion Williamson Under 23.5 Points (-110)

Pelicans vs. Clippers Predictions

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +7.5, the Clippers is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 217.5, and our model projects the Clippers and Pelicans to reach a combined total of 226 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

The Pick: Clippers +7.5 | at Fanduel Sportsbook