8:10 pm
December 3

Clippers @ Pelicans

Who will WIN this matchup?

Los Angeles Clippers (15-7)

@ New Orleans Pelicans (12-12)


Current odds:

Los Angeles Clippers: (+120)

New Orleans Pelicans: (-140)


The line for this game is New Orleans by 2.5 points.

• The New Orleans Pelicans are finally starting to get some consistent results on the defensive end of the court. They will try to limit the damage again when they host the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday in the opener of a three-game homestand. Behind 36 points, 19 rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and two steals from Anthony Davis, New Orleans picked up a 119-109 win at Charlotte on Sunday, stifling Hornets guard Kemba Walker in the process. “Any time you can look at Kemba’s line and he goes 5 for 16 (shooting), I thought Jrue (Holiday) did a great job on him, because he’s been scoring like crazy lately,” coach Alvin Gentry told reporters after his team held its third straight opponent under 110 points.

• The Clippers saw their four-game winning streak come to an end Sunday night at Dallas in the second of their four-game road trip. Montrezl Harrell stayed hot with 23 points in 24 minutes off the bench in the 114-110 setback.

• Harrell made 11-of-15 shots in Sunday’s loss and is 28-for-39 over a three-game span to boost his field goal percentage to 65.6 percent, third in the league. Fellow reserve Lou Williams had 21 points and a team-high eight assists as the Los Angeles bench outscored the Dallas reserves by a 50-35 margin. Danilo Gallinari is averaging 20.4 points in five games since he went 0-for-8 from the floor in a loss at Washington on Nov. 20.

• In addition to keeping Walker at bay, Holiday finished with 19 points and eight assists, while fellow guard Tim Frazier handed out nine assists in his third straight start. The veteran out of Penn State has 30 assists against five turnovers in that span while Holiday is averaging 23 points on 51.9 percent shooting in the same stretch. Davis has gaudy numbers across the board but he’s been particularly effective at home, averaging 30.2 points on 50.2 percent shooting to go along with 13 rebounds and 2.7 blocks.

• Davis is 29-for-42 from the floor over the last two games and he had 34 points and 13 rebounds in a win over the Clippers on Oct. 23.

• Pelicans G E’Twaun Moore (calf) missed Sunday’s game and is day-to-day.

• Harrell was 1-for-6 from the foul line Sunday and is 13-for-33 over a four-game stretch.

StreakSmarter Pick
New Orleans Pelicans