The Charlotte Hornets (28-22) host the Los Angeles Clippers (25-26) in an early Sunday afternoon affair. The Hornets are 28-22 after winning nine of their last 12 games, while the Clippers are 25-26 this season. The Clippers have dominated this series in recent years, winning seven straight against Charlotte.
Tip-off is at 1 p.m. ET from the Spectrum Center. Charlotte is favored by six points in the latest Clippers vs. Hornets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 225. Before you make any Hornets vs. Clippers picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Clippers vs. Hornets and locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Hornets vs. Clippers:
- Clippers vs. Hornets spread: Charlotte -6
- Clippers vs. Hornets over-under: 225 points
- Clippers vs. Hornets money line: Charlotte -260, Los Angeles +210
- CHA: The Hornets are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 home games
- LAC: The Clippers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall
Why the Hornets can cover
Guard LaMelo Ball has already established himself as one of the Hornets’ best players. Ball is logging 19.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game. He is also ninth in the NBA with 7.6 assists per game. The 2020 third-overall pick has scored at least 20 points in five of his last 10 games. In the blowout win against the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 26, Ball tallied a triple-double, finishing with 29 points, 10 rebounds, and 13 assists.
Guard Terry Rozier joins Ball in the backcourt and provides Charlotte with another ball-handler who can consistently get a bucket. Rozier is averaging 18.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, and four assists per game. The Louisville product has put up 20 or more points in seven of his last 10 outings. He also shoots the ball well from downtown, knocking down 37 percent of his 3-point attempts.
Why the Clippers can cover
Since returning from health and safety protocols, guard Luke Kennard has been playing terrific basketball off the bench for the Clippers. Kennard has scored at least 14 points in four straight games, including two games with more than 20 points. The Duke product is also the best sniper on the roster for Los Angeles, shooting 43 percent from beyond the arc. In the Jan. 25 win over the Washington Wizards, Kennard had 25 points, eight rebounds, and six assists.
The 2017 first-round pick scored seven points in the final nine seconds to help the Clippers secure a 35-point comeback victory. Forward Marcus Morris Sr. is a threat on the wing for Los Angeles, averaging 15.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. In the Jan. 17 win over the Indiana Pacers, the Kansas product had 21 points, eight rebounds, and three assists.
How to make Hornets vs. Clippers picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 219 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits almost 60 percent of the time. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
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