Clippers vs Hornets Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, December 21, 2022

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The Los Angeles Clippers (18-14) host the Charlotte Hornets (8-23) on December 21, 2022 at Crypto.com Arena. The Hornets are underdogs by an 8.5-point margin as they enter the matchup with a 5-5 record in their last 10 games. The matchup has a 225.5 point total.

How to bet Clippers vs. Hornets

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Clippers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Clippers have -346 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +272 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 225.5 points.

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Clippers vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBA
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Arena: Crypto.com Arena

Clippers vs. Hornets Betting Trends

The Clippers are 16-16-0 against the spread this season. Los Angeles has been the favorite in 20 games this season and has come away with the win 14 times (70%) in those contests. Clippers games this year have gone over the point total 35.5% of the time (11 out of 31 games with a set point total).

The Hornets have 14 wins against the spread in 31 games this year. Charlotte has been the underdog on the moneyline 23 total times this season. Buzz City has finished 5-18 in those games. Hornets games this year have gone over the total in 16 of 31 opportunities (51.6%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Clippers

Clippers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Paul George 22 23.5 6.3 4.9 1.4 0.5 2.9
Kawhi Leonard 11 15.3 6.1 3.3 0.9 0.3 0.9
Norman Powell 22 14.8 2.9 1.5 0.8 0.3 1.6
Marcus Morris 29 13.5 5.2 1.8 0.7 0.3 2
Reggie Jackson 29 12.4 2.6 4 0.7 0.1 1.6

Hornets

Hornets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LaMelo Ball 7 23.1 3.4 7.4 0.7 0.3 4.4
Kelly Oubre Jr. 31 21.1 5.4 1.2 1.6 0.4 2.5
Terry Rozier 22 20.9 4.5 5.5 0.7 0.2 2.5
Gordon Hayward 14 15.9 4.6 4.1 0.7 0.3 1.4
P.J. Washington 30 14.4 4.9 2.3 0.8 1 1.8
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Clippers vs. Hornets Injury Report

Hornets: Terry Rozier: Doubtful (Hip), Mark Williams: Out (Ankle), Dennis Smith: Out (Ankle), Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)

What you need to know about the Los Angeles Clippers

Los Angeles has had to count on its defense, which ranks second-best in the NBA (107.6 points allowed per game), as it ranks worst in the league on offense with just 107 points per contest. The Clippers are putting up 104.1 points per game at home. In away games, they are faring better offensively, averaging 110.3 points per contest. The Clippers have seen an increase in scoring lately, racking up 107.1 points per game in their last 10 outings, 0.1 points more than the 107 they’ve scored this season.

Los Angeles is sinking 11.9 threes per game (12th-ranked in NBA) this season, while owning a 36.4% three-point percentage (13th-ranked). So far this season, the Clippers have taken 61.4% two-pointers, accounting for 69.3% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 38.6% from beyond the arc (30.7% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets

On offense Charlotte is the 24th-ranked team in the NBA (110.8 points per game). On defense it is third-worst (117.5 points allowed per game). At home, the Hornets score 108.7 points per game. Away, they score 112.7. The Hornets have fared better offensively over their last 10 games, scoring 114.1 points per contest, 3.3 more than their season average of 110.8.

Charlotte is the fifth-worst team in the NBA in 3-pointers made (10.6 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (32.4%). In 2022-23, the Hornets have taken 65% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 35% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 74.5% of the Hornets’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 25.5% have been 3-pointers.

Our pick to win this matchup is the Clippers, and we expect that Hornets will cover the spread (Clippers -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 225.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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