Los Angeles Clippers at Indiana Pacers Betting Pick/Player Prop
The LA Clippers come into Tuesday night having won five straight games, and they are making a run in the Western Conference. The Clippers currently sit in second place in the Pacific Division but are just two games behind the Phoenix Suns.
Indiana still has some work to do if they are going to make it to the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. The Pacers have won three straight games, which has improved their record to 25-27 on the season.
The Los Angeles Clippers are 2.5-point favorites over the Indiana Pacers in this NBA clash on Tuesday night.
Clippers Cruising on Offense
The LA Clippers come into this game averaging 115.1 points per night, which is the fourth-best scoring average in the league. This team is led by a pair of perennial All-Star performers, and the Clippers can really shoot the ball.
Kawhi Leonard leads the Clippers with 26 points and 1.7 steals per night. Paul George is having one of the best seasons of his career as well, chipping in with 23 points and a team-high 5.7 assists per game.
Los Angeles has a big edge on the defensive end of the floor as this team is giving up just 109.1 points per night. The Clippers want to win games with the offense, but they can also shut down opponents on a given night.
Pacers Playing Fast
All of a sudden, the Indiana Pacers are playing an uptempo style of basketball, and it has allowed this team to win three straight games. The Pacers are scoring 113.5 points per game while giving up 113.2 points on the defensive end of the floor.
Point guard Malcolm Brogdon leads the Pacers with 21.2 points per game, and he has been shooting the ball well of late. The addition of Caris LeVert to the lineup has provided a big boost as well, and he is able to take over games when needed.
Playing fast against the LA Clippers is a bit of a risk, but the Pacers appear to have figured something out in the last two weeks.
Pacers Pick Up Impressive Win
Playing on the road in the NBA is never an easy task, even for a great team like the LA Clippers. The Clippers are taking on a red-hot Pacers team, and this will be a challenge for one of the top teams in the NBA.
Indianapolis is going to have to find a way to be better on the defensive end of the floor, but the Pacers have been scoring the ball well. Look for this to be a high-scoring affair, but the Pacers are playing and shooting the ball with confidence.
This should be one of the best games of the night, but it will be the home team that picks up the victory. Forget about taking the 2.5 points andgin bet the Indiana Pacers to win this game outright over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Paul George (-125) Over 2.5 3pt Field Goals
The absence of Kawhi Leonard from tonight's game because of a foot injury should mean the scoring load for the Clippers will fall squarely on the shoulders of PG-13. And that should translate into plenty of 3pt FG attempts, something George is not shy about taking.
On the season, George is averaging 3.2 3pt FGs on 7.4 attempts (43.8 percent). He has ramped up those numbers in the month of April. In the 5 games he's played in, George has averaged 3.6 3pt FGs on 6.8 attempts (52.9 percent).
He was only 1-of-5 from beyond the arc in Sunday's game against the Pistons. But prior to that, George was 7-of-9 against Phoenix and 6-of-9 against Portland.
There's always incentive for PG-13 when he goes up against his former team in Indiana. Add to that Leonard's absence and it has the makings of a productive eventing for George. We'll take Paul George (-125) to go Over 2.5 3pt FGs in tonight's game versus the Pacers.
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