Clippers vs. Pelicans Prediction
The Clippers are 3-point road dogs on Thursday night when they take on the Pelicans at 8:00 p.m. ET. Will the Clippers pull off the small upset?
577 Los Angeles Clippers (+3) at 578 New Orleans Pelicans (-3); o/u N/A
8:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, January 13, 2022
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
Los Angeles Clippers DFS Notes
Serge Ibaka played 21 minutes in Sunday's 106-93 win over the Hawks, tallying 16 points (7-of-8 FGs), two rebounds, two assists, one blocked shot, and two 3-pointers. This is the game that we've been waiting for from Ibaka, at least from a scoring standpoint. This was only his fifth game in double figures, with the 16 points being one off of his season-high. With Isaiah Hartenstein still sidelined, Ibaka is firmly entrenched as Ivica Zubac's (8/13/3 in 25 minutes) backup. That may have something to do with his recent run, as Ibaka has scored 41 points over his last four games. There's no need to rush to pick him up right now, but fantasy managers will want to keep an eye on Ibaka this week.
New Orleans Pelicans DFS Notes
Brandon Ingram hit 11-of-19 shots, 6-of-7 3-pointers and 5-of-5 free throws for 33 points, four rebounds, nine assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's 128-125 win over the Timberwolves. Ingram was money all night and then launched his final 3-pointer just before the buzzer sounded from well beyond the arc which found nothing but net to win the game for his team. Ingram is hot again, averaging 29 points, 6.7 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 2.7 3-pointers on 55 percent shooting over his last three games.
Clippers vs. Pelicans NBA Betting Prediction
The Clippers are 6-21 against the spread in their last 27 games in New Orleans and are 16-37 against the number in their last 53 games overall. They’re also 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 games following a win, are 3-10 against the number in their last 13 games coming off an ATS win and are 1-5 at the betting window in their last six games versus a team with a winning percentage below .400. On the other side, the Pelicans are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight home games and are 5-1 against the number in their last six games playing on one day of rest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS -3