Arena and City where Hornets vs. Clippers will be playing
The Hornets and Clippers will face off on December 05th, 2022, in an NBA game in Charlotte, NC at Spectrum Center, and be sure to check out the picks and predictions to win with your bets.
Introduction to the Hornets vs. Clippers betting tip and prediction
The Eastern Conference and Western Conference collide in this NBA matchup on December 05th, 2022, at 18:00. The Hornets enters as 4 point underdogs in the contest. In the previous game between these two teams, the Hornets were 11.5 point underdogs but lost the game to Clippers, 115-90. The over/under for the upcoming game is 216.5 points. In the previous meeting, the over/under was 216.5 points, and the under was victorious.
We all know how important the 3-point shot is to the game of basketball in the 2022-2023 season, so let us take a look at home these teams fare from long distances. The Hornets are making 31.9 percent of their 3-pointers this season. The Clippers are converting on 35.4 percent of their 3-pointers. Hornets are attempting 35 percent of its shots from behind the 3-point line. Clippers are taking 38 percent of their field goal attempts from a 3-point distance.
How are the Hornets playing this season?
The Hornets comes into this game with a 7-16 record, and they are currently 13th in the Eastern Conference standings. The Hornets are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
Did the Hornets win their most recent game?
No, Hornets fell to the Bucks, 105-96. Terry Rozier scored 26 points in the loss.
Best scorer for the Hornets
The leading scorer for the Hornets this season is Terry Rozier, who is averaging 21.2 points per game. Rozier also is the team leader in minutes played per game with 37.31. He scored 10 points on 4-for-14 shooting in his previous regular-season meeting against the Clippers. In the last game, he scored 36.75 points in DraftKings and 34 fantasy points in FanDuel.
Other Team Leaders for the Hornets
Coming into the December 05th, 2022 contest, Mason Plumlee leads the Hornets with 9 rebounds per game. In the last match, he made 36.25 points in DraftKings and 35.7 fantasy points in FanDuel. LaMelo Ball has a team-high 7 assists per game The steals leader for the Hornets is Dennis Smith Jr. (1.9 steals per game) In terms of swatting shots, P.J. Washington is leading the way for the Hornets with 1 blocks per game. His DFS production in the last game is as follows: 28 DraftKings fantasy points and 32.1 FanDuel fantasy points per game.
Hornets Team Analysis
The Hornets’ point differential this season is -6 points per game, which ranks 26th in the NBA. They are averaging 109 points per game while allowing 115 points per game. In terms of 3-pointers, the Hornets are making 10.2 shots per game, which ranks 27th in the NBA. From the free-throw line, the Hornets are making 16.9 per game, which ranks 26th in the NBA.
Projected Hornets Starting Lineup and Injuries
The Hornets plan on having these starting five for the game: Mason Plumlee, P.J. Washington, Jalen McDaniels, Kelly Oubre Jr. and Terry Rozier. In their last meeting against the Clippers, the Hornets’ starting lineup consisted of Mason Plumlee, Miles Bridges, Cody Martin, Terry Rozier and LaMelo Ball. For the upcoming matchup, the Hornets has the following injuries: LaMelo Ball is out (ankle), Gordon Hayward is out (shoulder) Cody Martin is out (knee), Terry Rozier is probable (illness) and Dennis Smith Jr. is out (ankle).
Los Angeles Clippers
How are the Clippers playing this season?
The Clippers head this game with a 13-11 record, and they are currently 8th in the Western Conference standings. The Clippers are 5-5 in their last 10 games.
Did the Clippers win their most recent game?
No, Clippers came up short against the Kings, 123-96. Domantas Sabonis scored 24 points in the loss.
Best scorer for the Clippers
The leading scorer for the Clippers this season is Paul George, who is averaging 23.6 points per game. Paul George also leads the team in minutes played per game with 34.29.
Other Team Leaders for the Clippers
Ivica Zubac is leading the way with 11.6 rebounds per game. In his last game of the season, he scored 36.25 points in DraftKings and 34.5 in FanDuel. John Wall is dishing out a team-high 5.3 assists per game. He has 13 DraftKings fantasy points and 11.5 FanDuel fantasy points scored in the last game. In terms of steals, the Clippers’ leader is Paul George with 1.6 steals per game. His DFS points in the last match were the following: 0 DraftKings fantasy points and 0 FanDuel fantasy points. The blocks’ leader for the Clippers is Ivica Zubac, who is sending back 1.7 shots per game. He scored 36.25 DraftKings fantasy points and 34.5 FanDuel fantasy points in his last game.
Clippers Team Analysis
The Clippers’ point differential this season is -1.8 points per game, which ranks 25th in the NBA. They are averaging 106.7 points per game while allowing 108.5 points per game. In terms of 3-pointers, the Clippers are making 11.2 shots per game, which ranks 20th in the NBA. From the free-throw line, the Clippers are making 17.6 per game, which ranks 20th in the NBA.
Projected Clippers’ Starting Lineup and Injuries
The Clippers are starting these five players for the game: Ivica Zubac, Marcus Morris Sr., Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Reggie Jackson. In their last meeting against the Hornets, the Clippers’ starting five were Ivica Zubac, Nicolas Batum, Marcus Morris Sr., Amir Coffey and Reggie Jackson. For the upcoming matchup, Clippers has the following injuries: Paul George is out (hamstring), Luke Kennard is out (calf), Kawhi Leonard is out (ankle) and Norman Powell is questionable (groin).
Bet suggestions for this game
Spread betting suggestion
With the Hornets coming into this game as 4 point underdogs the suggestion is to bet at the Clippers.
Money Line betting suggestion
Hornets are a 4 money line underdog for the game against the Clippers, and the suggestion is to pick the Clippers.
Over/Under betting suggestion
The over/under for the Hornets and Clippers is 216.5 points, so the suggestion is to take the under.
Will there be Overtime?
The Hornets and Clippers have combined for an impressive 4 overtime games this season, and therefore, there is value in betting if there will be overtime for this contest.
Hornets vs Clippers betting tip: FAQs
The game will be played on December 05th, 2022.
The contest will take place at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC.
The Hornets have a 7-16 record thus far this season, they are the 13th seed in the Eastern Conference standings. Meanwhile, the Clippers are 13-11, they own the 8th spot in the Western Conference.
The last time that the Hornets and Clippers played, the Clippers won, 115-90.
Hornets are underdogs by 4 points for the December 05th, 2022 game. In the previous meeting, the Hornets were a 11.5 point underdog. They lost the game against Clippers, 115-90.
The over/under is 216.5 points for the December 05th, 2022 game. The last time the Hornets and Clippers faced each other, the over/under was 216.5. Bettors who took the under won. The teams combined for 205 points.
The matchup on December 05th, 2022, is the first game between the Hornets and Clippers this season. The next contest between these two teams will be on December 22, 2022 at the Crypto.com Arena.