BetOnline All Access’s Drew Butler and Nick Bahe weigh in on the weekend matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers (25-14) and the New Orleans Pelicans (15-22). Los Angeles is favored in the matchup with a -5 spread to New Orleans +5, and it seems to be lining up for a lopsided matchup between a top four squad in the Western Conference and an opponent destined for the NBA Draft Lottery.
The Clippers will look to get a win streak going and continue their climb up Western Conference standings, and a road matchup with the free-falling Pelicans is just what the doctor ordered. New Orleans has lost three straight games, and they have a 3-7 record in their last 10 games. Look for Los Angeles to mop the floor with New Orleans as they shift into a different gear for the second half of the season.