through 3 quarters
The points gap is against the New Orleans Pelicans, but so far the points are on their side. After three quarters, it increasingly looks like their powerful offense is too much for the Los Angeles Clippers as New Orleans leads 92-78.
The Pelicans have been led by center Jonas Valanciunas, who so far has shot 7 for 7 from downtown and recorded 35 points and nine boards. A double-double would be Valanciunas’ fourth in a row.
Los Angeles relied on point guard Reggie Jackson, who has 19 points, and forward Serge Ibaka, who has 13 points and six rebounds.
Los Angeles wasted 89% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this season, so this one looks pretty much over.
New Orleans to Los Angeles
Current records: New Orleans 5-17; Los Angeles 11-9
What there is to know
The Los Angeles Clippers have been on the wrong side of a one-sided rivalry with the New Orleans Pelicans and are hoping to register their first victory since Jan. 13. The Clippers are getting back to it by hosting New Orleans at 10:30 p.m. ET on November 29 at Staples Center. Since both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a bit of extra motivation ahead of this competition.
Los Angeles took a heavy blow Sunday when it fell 105-90 to the Golden State Warriors. Los Angeles’ top scorer was little forward Paul George (30 points).
Meanwhile, New Orleans was expected to struggle last Saturday, and, well, they did. They must be in pain after a deadly 127-105 loss to the Utah Jazz. New Orleans were in a difficult position at halftime with the score already 64-45. Little forward Brandon Ingram had a pretty forgettable game, finishing with 11 points on a 4-on-14 shot and returning the ball four times in his 26 minutes on the pitch.
The Clippers are the favorites in this one, with an expected margin of victory of 7 points. Those who stay with them ATS have guts, to put it politely, as the team has let punters down in their last three games.
Los Angeles is now 11-9 while the Pelicans are 5-17. A pair of stats to keep in mind as you watch: Los Angeles ranks third in the league in points allowed per game, averaging just 102.7. Less enviable, New Orleans stumbled into the game with the league’s fourth lowest points per game, averaging just 101.9. They might struggle to beat 100.
How to watch
- When: Monday at 10:30 p.m. ET
- Or: Staples Center – Los Angeles, California
- TV: Bally Sports – New Orleans
- Online broadcast: fuboTV (Try free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- To follow: CBS Sports app
- Cost of the ticket: $ 6.00
The Clippers are a solid 7-point favorite against the Pelicans, according to the latest NBA odds.
The punters moved slightly against the Clippers as the game opened with the Clippers as 8.5-point favorites.
Over / Under: -110
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History of the series
Los Angeles and New Orleans have both had 11 wins in their last 22 games.
- November 19, 2021 – New Orleans 94 vs. Los Angeles 81
- April 26, 2021 – New Orleans 120 vs. Los Angeles 103
- March 14, 2021 – New Orleans 135 vs. Los Angeles 115
- January 13, 2021 – Los Angeles 111 v New Orleans 106
- Aug 01, 2020 – Los Angeles 126 v New Orleans 103
- January 18, 2020 – Los Angeles 133 v New Orleans 130
- November 24, 2019 – Los Angeles 134 v New Orleans 109
- November 14, 2019 – New Orleans 132 vs. Los Angeles 127
- January 14, 2019 – New Orleans 121 v Los Angeles 117
- December 03, 2018 – Los Angeles 129 vs New Orleans 126
- October 23, 2018 – New Orleans 116 vs. Los Angeles 109
- April 09, 2018 – New Orleans 113 vs. Los Angeles 100
- March 06, 2018 – New Orleans 121 vs Los Angeles 116
- January 28, 2018 – Los Angeles 112 v New Orleans 103
- November 11, 2017 – New Orleans 111 v Los Angeles 103
- December 28, 2016 – New Orleans 102 vs. Los Angeles 98
- December 10, 2016 – Los Angeles 133 v New Orleans 105
- December 02, 2016 – Los Angeles 114 vs New Orleans 96
- March 20, 2016 – New Orleans 109 v Los Angeles 105
- January 10, 2016 – Los Angeles 114 v New Orleans 111
- December 31, 2015 – Los Angeles 95 vs. New Orleans 89
- Nov 27, 2015 – Los Angeles 111 vs. New Orleans 90
Los Angeles injury report
- Nicolas Batum: absent (Covid-19)
- Marcus Morris: Out (Rest)
- Jason Preston: absent (foot)
- Kawhi Leonard: out (knee)
New Orleans injury report
- Daulton Men: Out (Leg)
- Zion Williamson: absent (foot)