Free NBA Picks - L.A. Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016 6:21 PM GMT

Chris Paul and JJ Redick are questionable for Wednesday night and if they miss, this game could turn into a track meet. With the Pelicans playing at the league’s 10th fastest pace, the over might be one of the best NBA Picks of the night. 

 

L.A. Clippers vs New Orleans Pelicans

 

With all of the injuries to the Clippers, they don’t have much of a half court offense left. In fact, if they are without both Chris Paul and J.J. Redick tonight, they will have almost none if it.

Their only option then is to play fast, which is exactly what the Pelicans want them to do. New Orleans has started to pick up the pace with Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday back in the lineup. They have cashed the over in three of their last five games and with everyone banged up for LA, this one could turn into a track meet.

However, even with the Clippers cashing the over at 21-12 this season, the sportsbooks have the total for this one at 204 ½. The Pelicans want to play fast here and it makes little sense that this game has the second lowest total of the night.

In their last two games without three of their starters, they have averaged 97.5 possessions per game and in the Lakers game on Christmas, they hit 100. If the Clippers are getting that much against a Pels team ranked 10th in pace and cashing the over at 11-7 at home, the over is going to be a prime play here.

 

Free NBA Pick: Over 204½

Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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