The Los Angeles Clippers ended the regular season strong, winning their final five contests to finish eighth in the Western Conference. They squandered their chance to earn the seventh seed in the 2022 NBA playoffs, however, as they suffered a 109-104 loss to Minnesota in a play-in game. Los Angeles (42-40) still can qualify for the postseason as the No. 8 seed when it hosts the New Orleans Pelicans (36-46) in the 2022 NBA play-in tournament on Friday. The winner will advance to face top-seeded Phoenix in the first round of the NBA playoffs 2022. New Orleans kept its hopes alive by defeating San Antonio 113-103 in the matchup between the ninth- and 10th-place teams. Luke Kennard (hamstring) is questionable for Los Angeles.
Tipoff at Crypto.com Arena is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET. Los Angeles is a four-point favorite in the latest Clippers vs. Pelicans odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 215.5. Before making any Pelicans vs. Clippers picks, be sure to check out the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters the 2022 NBA playoffs on a stunning 85-55 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,400. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Clippers vs. Pelicans and just locked in its NBA picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Pelicans vs. Clippers:
Clippers vs. Pelicans spread: Los Angeles -4 Clippers vs. Pelicans over-under: 215.5 points Clippers vs. Pelicans money line: Los Angeles -180, New Orleans +155 LAC: The Clippers are 6-0 against the spread in their last six games against teams with a losing record NO: The Pelicans are 38-17 ATS in their last 55 meetings with the Clippers