Los Angeles Clippers (38-40) welcome New Orleans Pelicans (34-43) at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Monday, April 4, 2022, at 7:00 AM (IST) in the regular 2021/22 NBA Season. Here, you can find everything you want to know about Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans, such as the match details, recent form, player to watch out for, match prediction and much more.
Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans: Match Details
Date: Monday, April 4, 2022
Time: 7:00 AM IST OR 9:30 PM ET (April 3)
Location: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Clippers have been in okay form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won twice, losing three times (LLWLW). However, they are 3-7 in their last 10 games.
New Orleans Pelicans have been in great form recently. In the last five fixtures, they have won four times, losing just once (WLWWW). They are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
The Clippers currently sit in eighth place in the Western Conference. While the Pelicans are positioned one place below them, in ninth place in the Western Conference.
Their last meeting took place on January 13, 2022 and it ended in a 113-89 win for the Pelicans in New Orleans. This will be their fourth meeting in the 2021-2022 NBA season.
Player to Watch
Los Angeles Clippers– Robert Covington
In the absence of their star players, LA will look towards Robert Covington to lead the team on the court.
Covington is averaging 1.3 Steals (second-most) and 1.4 Blocks (most) for the Clippers this season.
Covington is also averaging 3.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
He scored 43 points in their last match, a 153-119 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
New Orleans Pelicans– CJ McCollum
CJ McCollum is averaging 26.2 Points (most), 1.1 Steals (third-most) and 6.2 Assists (most) for the Pelicans this season.
McCollum is averaging 25.0 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.
He scored 32 points in their last match, a 114-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans: Key Points
- Los Angeles are 21-16 at home, while the Pelicans are 16-22 away.
- New Orleans have won each of the last 5 regular season matches between the two.
- Luke Kennard of the Clippers has the highest 3-point percentage (44.8) this NBA campaign.
- Kawhi Leonard, Norman Powell, Jason Preston, Jay Scrubb and Brandon Boston Jr are OUT for this game, while Paul George is available for LA.
- In their most recent head-to-head, Brandon Ingram led the Pelicans with 24 points and Terance Mann led the Clippers with 15 points.
Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans: Match Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans are underdogs for this game. Oddsmakers are favoring LA Clippers, especially because of their decent home record and the poor away record of the Pelicans.
Predicted Winner: Los Angeles Clippers
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Disclaimer: All our picks are based on an in-depth analysis of the stats between two playing teams. Please use these stats/teams as a reference for preparing your own teams.