Clippers vs Pelicans Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 1 (New Orleans Sweeps Season Series)

Clippers vs Pelicans Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 1 (New Orleans Sweeps Season Series)


The New Orleans Pelicans (39-38) aim to continue their winning ways when they host the LA Clippers (41-37) for an NBA Western Conference showdown on Saturday, April 1.

Clippers vs Pelicans Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • Venue: Smoothie King Center -- New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Coverage: NBA League Pass

The Clippers hope to rebound after falling 108-94 to the Memphis Grizzlies less than 24 hours ago. Meanwhile, the Pelicans are coming off a 107-88 victory over the Denver Nuggets that saw Brandon Ingram finish with a triple-double (31 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists).

Can the Clippers put last night's loss in the rearview mirror and move forward? Or will the Pelicans get the better of LA again?

Clippers vs Pelicans Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: LAC: (+130) | NOP: (-154)
  • Spread: LAC: +3 (-106) | NOP: -3 (-114)
  • Total: 226.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Pelicans enter this contest as home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 226.5 points with -110 odds on both sides.

Clippers vs Pelicans Betting Trends

  • The Clippers are 1-8 straight up in their last nine games against New Orleans.
  • New Orleans is 6-1 straight up in its last seven games.
  • The Clippers are 10-5 against the spread (ATS) in their last 15 road games.
  • New Orleans is 6-0 ATS in its last six home games against the Clippers.
  • The total has hit the over in four of the Clippers' last five games.
  • The total has hit the under in seven of New Orleans' last eight games.

Clippers vs Pelicans Prediction & Pick

The Clippers have had next to no luck against the Pelicans recently. New Orleans has won eight of the last nine matchups between the two teams, which includes beating Los Angeles twice in as many outings already this season. On top of that, the Pelicans won both games by a 21-point margin.

It's hard to have much faith in the Clippers when they fell 131-110 to the Pelicans exactly one week ago. The fact that LA has dropped five of its last six trips to Smoothie King Center only solidifies that sentiment — especially when the Clippers are 0-6 ATS over that span.

At the end of the day, the Pelicans are playing the better and more consistent brand of basketball. Look for them to sweep the season series tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Pelicans: 119 | Clippers: 115

Clippers vs Pelicans Best Bet

I have my eyes on the Pelicans covering as 3-point favorites as the best bet tonight. Not only are they 6-1 ATS in their last seven outings, but they're also 9-1 ATS in their last 10 collisions with the Clippers. Considering how Los Angeles is 22-26 ATS against the Western Conference while New Orleans is 25-22-1 ATS in that regard, it's increasingly clear that taking the Pelicans on the spread is the best bet.

Bet: Pelicans -3 (-114)

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