Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/25/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/25/23
Sat 25th March 2023

The New Orleans Pelicans (36-37, 12-24 Away) will be out to add to their winning run when they are on the road to face the Los Angeles Clippers (39-35, 20-17 Home) on Saturday.

New Orleans blew out the Charlotte Hornets 115-96 at Smoothie King Center on Thursday, their third win in a row. With 30 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists, Brandon Ingram was a top performer.

The Pelicans are the 12th seed in the Western Conference. Los Angeles won in dominating fashion on Thursday at Arena, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 127-105.

Kawhi Leonard had 32 points and six assists, carrying the team. The Clippers are fifth in the Western Conference. It’s the final meeting of the season between the teams.

New Orleans will be aiming for a season sweep against Los Angeles after triumphing in the only earlier game 112-91 at Arena in October 2022. CJ McCollum led the Pelicans with 22 points, while Zion Williamson played a key role with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists.

Norman Powell had 18 points in defeat. McCollum is averaging 21.0 points per game to lead the Pels in scoring this season. McCollum also has dished 5.9 assists per game. Meanwhile, Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.9 rebounds.

Paul George (23.8 ppg) has been the primary provider of the Clips’ offense. George also has distributed 5.1 assists per game. Ivica Zubac has posted 10.1 rebounds per game.

The Pelicans are 6-4 in the last 10 games at Arena. New Orleans is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +3.3 (111.4-108.1). Los Angeles has a 6-4 record over the last 10, scoring 115.3 points per game on average while allowing 111.4 (+3.9 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jonas Valanciunas: 34.2 | 25.9 | +8.3
Larry Nance Jr.: 7.6 | 14.6 | -7.0
Points per game:
Jonas Valanciunas: 18.4 | 14.3 | +4.1
Josh Richardson: 6.4 | 10.8 | -4.3
Rebounds per game:
Jonas Valanciunas: 13.8 | 9.9 | +3.9
Larry Nance Jr.: 3.2 | 5.6 | -2.4
Assists per game:
Brandon Ingram: 7.6 | 5.2 | +2.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Bones Hyland: 27.0 | 16.8 | +10.2
Mason Plumlee: 14.2 | 23.9 | -9.7
Points per game:
Bones Hyland: 16.0 | 11.6 | +4.4

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LA Clippers (-200)

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