Los Angeles @ New Orleans
Current records: Los Angeles 21-21; New Orleans 15-26
What there is to know
The Los Angeles Clippers have been on the wrong side of a one-sided rivalry with the New Orleans Pelicans and are hoping to register their first victory since January 13 of last year. They will face off at 8 p.m. ET Thursday at the Smoothie King Center. The two teams each escaped (but narrowly!) With victories against their previous opponents.
It was tight, but on Tuesday Los Angeles avoided the Denver Nuggets for an 87-85 victory. The win came thanks to a strong push after halftime to overcome a 41-28 deficit. Small forward Amir Coffey was the offensive star of the game for the Clippers, recording 18 points and seven assists and five rebounds.
Speaking of close games: New Orleans sure got their fingernails stinging, but they managed to escape with a 128-125 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday. It was another big night for little New Orleans forward Brandon Ingram, who shot 6-7 from across the arc and finished with 33 points and nine assists.
Los Angeles is expected to lose this next by 3.5. They are currently two-on-two against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend that punters might want to consider.
Los Angeles are now 21-21 while the Pelicans are 15-26. A few offensive stats to watch out for: The Clippers are fifth in the league’s worst points per game, averaging just 104.7. New Orleans experienced their own struggles as they only managed to reverse 43.70 percent of their shots, which is the fifth-lowest field goal percentage in the league. It’s possible that one of those Achilles heels will end up tripping the losing team.
How to watch
- When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
- Or: Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, Louisiana
- TV: Bally Sports – New Orleans
- Online broadcast: fuboTV (Try free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- To follow: CBS Sports app
- Cost of the ticket: $ 6.26
The Pelicans are a 3.5 point favorite against the Clippers, according to the latest NBA odds.
The punters had a good idea of the line for this one, as the game opened with the Pelicans as 3-point favorites.
Over / Under: -110
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History of the series
New Orleans have won 12 of their last 23 games against Los Angeles.
- November 29, 2021 – New Orleans 123 vs. Los Angeles 104
- November 19, 2021 – New Orleans 94 vs. Los Angeles 81
- April 26, 2021 – New Orleans 120 vs. Los Angeles 103
- March 14, 2021 – New Orleans 135 vs. Los Angeles 115
- January 13, 2021 – Los Angeles 111 v New Orleans 106
- Aug 01, 2020 – Los Angeles 126 v New Orleans 103
- January 18, 2020 – Los Angeles 133 v New Orleans 130
- November 24, 2019 – Los Angeles 134 v New Orleans 109
- November 14, 2019 – New Orleans 132 v Los Angeles 127
- January 14, 2019 – New Orleans 121 v Los Angeles 117
- December 03, 2018 – Los Angeles 129 v New Orleans 126
- October 23, 2018 – New Orleans 116 v Los Angeles 109
- April 09, 2018 – New Orleans 113 vs. Los Angeles 100
- March 06, 2018 – New Orleans 121 vs Los Angeles 116
- January 28, 2018 – Los Angeles 112 v New Orleans 103
- November 11, 2017 – New Orleans 111 v Los Angeles 103
- December 28, 2016 – New Orleans 102 vs. Los Angeles 98
- December 10, 2016 – Los Angeles 133 v New Orleans 105
- December 02, 2016 – Los Angeles 114 vs New Orleans 96
- March 20, 2016 – New Orleans 109 v Los Angeles 105
- January 10, 2016 – Los Angeles 114 v New Orleans 111
- December 31, 2015 – Los Angeles 95 v New Orleans 89
- Nov 27, 2015 – Los Angeles 111 v New Orleans 90
New Orleans injury report
- Zion Williamson: absent (foot)
- Kira Lewis Jr .: Out for the Season (knee)
Los Angeles injury report
- Justise Winslow: absent (Covid-19)
- Luke Kennard: Released (Covid-19)
- Isaiah Hartenstein: Out (ankle)
- Paul George: out (elbow)
- Jason Preston: absent (foot)
- Kawhi Leonard: out (knee)