Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Clippers: Preview & Picks 12/21/2022

Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Clippers: Preview & Picks 12/21/2022

December 21, 2022



Game Preview

Today, NBA action continues when the Charlotte Hornets lock horns with the Los Angeles Clippers in a cross-conference encounter at Arena in Los Angeles, California. Charlotte and LA are closing up their two-game regular season series with this one. Last time, the Clippers took down the Hornets 119-117, though LA might be quite shorthanded this time around.
The Los Angeles Clippers climbed up to a 18-14 record after their 102-93 win over the lowly Washington Wizards. Paul George, Ivica Zubac, Norman Powell, and Reggie Jackson all sat out due to injuries, which meant that Kawhi Leonard would rally the Clippers with 31 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 steals. Right behind Leonard was Marcus Morris, who posted a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds.
When it comes to their offense, the Clippers performed decently, making 12 of their 29 attempts from deep against Washington. They also posted 12 offensive rebounds and were capable of holding Washington to 42.9% shooting from the field. The game didn’t start in the best manner for them, but the Clippers came back from a seven-point deficit from the break, giving up only 36 points during the second half.
The Charlotte Hornets finally snapped their disappointing eight-game losing streak this past Monday. They managed to overcome the Sacramento Kings 125-119 as heavy underdogs. Kelly Oubre Jr. led the for his team, scoring 31 points and 9 rebounds, while LaMelo Ball did a great job scoring 16 of his 23 points in just the fourth quarter.
That said, Charlotte still holds the worst offensive rating in the NBA, scoring only 108.7 points per 100 possessions. They rank 29th in the league in FG% with 44.5%, 30th in three-point percentage with 32.4%, and 20th in assists per 100p with 24.1. And defensively they aren’t looking that hot either, allowing 115.2 points per 100p, which ties them for 25th on 47.9% shooting from the field.
Let’s check the latest NBA picks, news, stats and NBA expert picks for Trail Blazers vs Thunder. We’ve plenty of NBA predictions for you to consider.


Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Clippers Game Information

  • Date: 12/21/2022
  • Time: 10:40 PM ET
  • Location: Arena, Los Angeles, CA.
  • How to Watch Trail Blazers vs Thunder: Bally Sports CHA
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


Trail Blazers vs Thunder Betting Lines

Trail Blazers are +250 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $250. On the other side, Thunder are -300 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $33.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Trail Blazers at a 28.57% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Thunder have 75.00% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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