Pelicans vs Clippers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Saturday, April 1, 2023

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The New Orleans Pelicans (39-38) host the Los Angeles Clippers (41-37), with the matchup beginning at 8:30 PM ET from Smoothie King Center on Saturday, April 1, 2023. The Pelicans are 4-point favorites in the game. The over/under is set as 227 points for the outing.

How to bet Pelicans vs. Clippers

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with oddsmakers listing the Pelicans as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Pelicans have -169 odds to pick up the win, while the Clippers are listed at +144 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 227 points.

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Pelicans vs. Clippers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, April 1, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSNO
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Arena: Smoothie King Center

Pelicans vs. Clippers Betting Trends

The Pelicans are 37-39-1 against the spread this year. New Orleans has won 24, or 64.9%, of the 37 contests in which it was the favorite this year. The Pelicans have eclipsed the over/under in 46.2% of their opportunities this year (36 times in 78 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, the Clippers are 39-39-0 this season. Los Angeles has won 28.6% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (8-20). Clippers games this year have hit the over 36 times in 78 opportunities (46.2%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Pelicans

Pelicans Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Brandon Ingram 40 24.3 5.3 5.5 0.6 0.4 1.5
CJ McCollum 70 20.9 4.3 5.9 0.9 0.5 2.9
Jonas Valančiūnas 74 14.3 10.1 1.8 0.3 0.6 0.5
Trey Murphy III 74 13.9 3.6 1.4 1.1 0.5 2.5
Josh Richardson 60 10.6 2.7 2.8 1.1 0.3 1.7

Clippers

Clippers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kawhi Leonard 48 23.4 6.3 3.9 1.5 0.5 1.9
Norman Powell 56 16.6 2.9 1.8 0.8 0.3 2
Eric Gordon 66 12.7 2 2.7 0.6 0.4 1.9
Nah’Shon Hyland 52 11.9 2.3 3.1 0.7 0.3 2.1
Mason Plumlee 75 11 9.1 3.2 0.6 0.6 0
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Pelicans: Jose Alvarado: Out (Lower Leg), Zion Williamson: Out (Hamstring)

Clippers: Eric Gordon: Out (Hip), Marcus Morris: Out (Health Protocols), Paul George: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans is averaging 114.2 points per game (15th-ranked in NBA) this year, while giving up 112.2 points per contest (seventh-ranked). When playing at home, the Pelicans are averaging 0.5 more points per game (114.5) than they are when playing on the road (114). In their last 10 games, the Pelicans have been scoring 116.9 points per contest, an average that’s a little higher than the 114.2 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

So far this season, New Orleans is draining 11.1 treys per game (22nd-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 36.3% (15th-ranked) from three-point land. The Pelicans have taken 65.3% two-pointers and 34.7% from beyond the arc this year. Of the team’s buckets, 73.8% are two-pointers and 26.2% are threes.

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Clippers

Los Angeles is 21st in the NBA in points scored (113.1 per game) and 12th in points allowed (112.7). At home, the Clippers average 111.8 points per game. On the road, they score 114.3. While the Clippers are posting 113.1 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark over their previous 10 games, tallying 116.1 a contest.

In 2022-23 Los Angeles is ninth in the league in 3-point makes (12.8 per game) and fourth-best in 3-point percentage (38.2%). The Clippers attempt 39% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 31.3% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they attempt 61% of their shots, with 68.7% of their makes coming from there.

Our pick to win this matchup is the Pelicans, and we predict that Pelicans will cover the spread (Pelicans -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 227 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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