Free NBA Hoops Pick: Lakers vs Pelicans Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the L.A. Lakers taking on the New Orleans Pelicans Thursday February 4th at Smoothie King Center, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
L.A. Lakers (9-41-3-23 A) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (18-29-13-11 H)
Date: Thursday February 4th
Time:6:30 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Total: OFF
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This matchup includes two of the Western Conference bottom feeders, which includes two all-stars in the game.
The Lakers are looking to find some type of rhythm while sending Kobe Bryant out on a good note.
The Pelicans are looking to get their young team together and make a push at a playoff run late in the season.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers have been extremely bad this season, and currently on a 10 game losing streak. In their past 5 games they are averaging 91.8 points per game while giving up a whopping 106.6.
The Lakers are fairly balanced offensively this season. Led by all-star Kobe Bryant with 15.9 points per game. Along with him is guard Lou Williams and Jordan Clarkson averaging 15.9 and 15.1 points per game respectively.
The Lakers were in action on Sunday in which they were defeated at home by the Charlotte Hornets 101-82 to drop their 10th straight game. The lakers were led by Kobe Bryant with 25 points and 8 assists while Julius Randle had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. The Lakers are currently in 15th place in the Western Conference where they are 3-29 against conference opponents.
New Orleans Pelicans:
The Pelicans have not held up to expectations this season either. They are 3-2 in the past 5 games, while putting up some major points averaging 108.2 points per game and also giving up 105.8 points per game during the stretch.
New Orleans is led by all-star and MVP candidate Anthony Davis, although he has not held up to his expectations this season after a phenomenal year last season. Davis is averaging a double-double with 22.9 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. His production is shared with another post player in Ryan Anderson who is averaging 17.4 points and 6 rebounds per game.
The Hornets were in action on Monday at home against the Memphis Grizzlies which they dropped 110-95. They were led by Anthony Davis with 23 points and 9 rebounds. Also producing Monday was Norris Cole with 23 points and 6 assists. The Pelicans are currently 12th in the Western Conference and they will hope to improve their conference record where they currently stand at a 12-19 record.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 9-3-1 in LAL last 13 road games.
- LAL are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Over is 16-7 in LAL last 23 Thu. games.
- Over is 9-0 in NO last 9 overall.
- Over is 20-7 in NO last 27 home games.
- Road team is 26-11 ATS in the last 37 meetings.
Free NBA Prediction:
In this Western Conference basement matchup expect the Pelicans to control this game throughout the game and expect the Lakers not to have a post answer for Davis.
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NBA Free Score Prediction: Lakers 94 Pelicans 105
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