(NBA) New Orleans vs. LA Clippers, 01/13/2021 10:00 PM, Score: 106 - 111
Point Spread: 7.50 | -110.00 New Orleans (Away)
Result: Win
10* New Orleans (10:05 ET): The Pelicans haven’t played since Friday and will be eager to end a three-game slide here. They were favored in all three losses - to Indiana, OKC and Charlotte - all of which were at home. Then came a COVID-19 postponement as they were supposed to face Dallas Monday, but the Mavs didn’t have enough available players. With extended rest, I like the Pelicans getting points tonight as they are back on ESPN to face the inconsistent Clippers. Take the points.

The Clips let me down Sunday as they were not able to defeat the Bulls by the margin the oddsmakers were calling for. They won 130-127 as double digit favorites, a result they’ll take considering it came on the heels of a meltdown against the Warriors two days prior. But letting the Bulls shoot over 60% for the game was a major “red flag” to me. They trailed by seven at halftime, but were rather fortunate to go 20 of 38 from three-point range and thus rallied to win. I don’t think they can count on that kind of shooting again here as the Pelicans are holding teams to an average of just 100.2 PPG on the road thus far.

I just think this is too many points for the Clippers to be laying to a desperate team. While they are 1-4 ATS as favorites this year, the Pelicans have not gotten this many points in any game so far. I’ve got this spread at 4.5 as New Orleans has outscored its opponents this season. They should be fresh and with this being the start of a six-game road trip, highly motivated. 10* New Orleans