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Pelicans vs Clippers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Oct. 30 (Clippers Losing Streak Grows to Four Games)

Larry Rupp
New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Clippers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Clippers prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Matt York
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Pelicans vs Clippers Game Info

2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
New Orleans Pelicans (3-2, 2-1 Away) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (2-3, 0-1 Home)
Date: Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
Venue: crypto.com Arena — Los Angeles, CA

The 2022-23 NBA season keeps rolling on Sunday with an exciting matchup between the New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Clippers. The Pelicans fell short against the Phoenix Suns in a 124-11 loss on Friday. Jonas Valanciunas led the way with a double-double (25 points, 10 rebounds).

Meanwhile, the Clippers are in the midst of a three-game losing streak that includes back-to-back defeats at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder last week. LA was on the wrong end of a 118-110 score on Thursday night thanks to a poor shooting performance from three-point range (9-of-28).

Pelicans vs Clippers Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: NOP: (+130) | LAC: (-154)
Spread: NOP: +3 (-108) | LAC: -3 (-112)
Total: 225.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Clippers enter this contest as small home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This afternoon clash also features a total of 225.5, which ranks right in the middle of Sunday's projected totals.

Pelicans vs Clippers Prediction & Pick

It's important to note that this game is riddled with injured stars. Brandon Ingram (concussion) and Kawhi Leonard (knee tightness) have already been ruled out, while Zion Williamson (hip) is listed as questionable. CJ McCollum and Paul George are set to lead their respective squads on Sunday.

I'm going to side with the road team here given LA is 1-6 straight up in its last seven games against New Orleans. Valanciunas has the experience to control the paint and gets to face a Clippers defense that is allowing an opponent two-point shooting percentage of 54.9% at home (No. 20 in NBA).

The Pelicans use their size to make a statement with in the Western Conference with a road win.

Final Score Prediction: Pelicans: 112 | Clippers: 108

Pelicans vs Clippers Betting Trends

- New Orleans is 6-1 straight up in its last seven games against the Clippers.
- The total has hit the over in four of New Orleans' last five away games.
- The Clippers are 1-6 against the spread (ATS) in their last seven games.
- The total has hit the under in five of the Clippers' last six home games.

Pelicans vs Clippers Best Bet

Not only is New Orleans 6-1 straight up in its last seven games against LA, but it is also 6-1 against the spread (ATS) during that span. Meanwhile, the Clippers are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games overall. Head coach Ty Lue's squad continues to run out of gas whenever the fourth quarter arrives.

As mentioned above, the Pelicans should lean on their size to get the job done here. New Orleans is averaging a stellar 56.0 points in the paint per game (No. 2 in NBA) as well as a reliable 54.6 total rebounds per game (No. 12 in NBA). Commanding the area around the rim will keep this one close.

Bet: New Orleans Pelicans +3 (-108)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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