The eighth-best teams of each conference are clashing today, when the Charlotte Hornets (26-26), who have lost once in their last 4 games, are hosting the Los Angeles Clippers (29-25), who on the other hand have won once in their last 4.
Date/Time: 02-05-2019, 19:00 EDT
Spread: Charlotte Hornets -2
Charlotte Hornets have a 26-26 record (27-25 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 8th place of the East. They have won three of their last four matches and in their last game they won at home against the Bulls with a 125-118 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kemba Walker with 24.6 ppg, adding 4.2 boards and a team high 5.6 dimes per game. He is followed by Jeremy Lamb with 14.8 ppg and 5.6 boards per game.
Los Angeles Clippers have a 29-25 record (29-25 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 8th place of the West. They have lost three of their last four matches and in their last game they lost on the road against the Raptors with a 103-121 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tobias Harris 20.7 ppg, adding a team high 7.9 boards per game. He is followed by Lou Williams with 19.2 ppg off the bench.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Clippers won at home with a 128-109 score. Hornets have a 19-8 home record, while the Clippers are 14-13 on the road. Clippers are better offensively, scoring 114 ppg to Hornets’ 111.5, while Hornets are better defensively, allowing 111.2 ppg to Clippers’ 113.6 ppg. Clippers have better percentages both in field goals (46.9% to 45.3%) and in 3-pointers (38% to 35.8%). Hornets on the other hand are better both in dimes made (23.5 to 23) and in turnovers committed (12.2 to 13.8), while Clippers are better in boards grabbed (45.4 to 44.4). Hornets have been playing better and have been good at home so far. Vegas odds give them a -2 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction: Charlotte Hornets -2 (-109)
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