Clippers vs. Pelicans odds, line: 2021 NBA picks, Jan. 13 prediction from proven computer model

The New Orleans Pelicans will take on the Los Angeles Clippers at 8 p.m. ET Thursday at Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans are 15-26 overall and 9-11 at home, while Los Angeles is 21-21 overall and 7-9 on the road. The Pelicans have won two of their past three games while the Clippers are aiming for a third straight win. 

The Pelicans have won the last four meetings between the teams. New Orleans is favored by 3.5 points in the latest Pelicans vs. Clippers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 215. Before entering any Clippers vs. Pelicans picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model entered Week 13 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 52-28 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.  

Now, the model has set its sights on Pelicans vs. Clippers. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Clippers vs. Pelicans:

  • Pelicans vs. Clippers spread: Clippers +3.5
  • Pelicans vs. Clippers over-under: 215 points

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What you need to know about the Pelicans

On Tuesday, the Pelicans outlasted the Timberwolves, 128-125. Brandon Ingram scored 33 points, shooting 11-of-19 from the floor and he made six of seven three-point attempts, while also dishing out nine assists. Josh Hart finished with 21 points and nine rebounds while Jonas Valanciunas led New Orleans with 12 rebounds. 

The Pelicans scored a season-best 97 points in the first three quarters on Tuesday. Valanciunas ranks fourth in the NBA with 12.1 rebounds while also ranking fourth with 28 double-doubles. As a team, New Orleans ranks fourth in rebounds per game, but they also allow the fourth-most rebounds per contest.

What you need to know about the Clippers

The Clippers edged the Nuggets on Tuesday, 87-85, as Los Angeles erased a 25-point third quarter deficit in the victory. The Clippers forced 20 turnovers that led to 22 points. Amir Coffey had 18 points and a career-high seven assists. 

Paul George (elbow) and Isaiah Hartenstein (ankle) are out for Thursday’s game. Luke Kennard and Justise Winslow are in the league’s health and safety protocols and are also unavailable. The Clippers are 14-12 when George is in the lineup and 7-9 when he sits.

How to make Clippers vs. Pelicans picks

The model is leaning Over on the total,  and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Pelicans vs. Clippers? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Pelicans vs. Clippers spread you need to jump on Thursday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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