Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Pelicans vs Lakers Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the New Orleans Pelicans taking on the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday January 12 at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
New Orleans Pelicans (11-25) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (8-31)
Date: Tuesday January 12th
Time:10:30 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: New Orleans -140
NBA Betting Odds: New Orleans -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 202
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Anthony Davis will return to the lineup when the New Orleans Pelicans take on the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday night.
Davis injured his back in Friday’s game and sat out Saturday’s overtime loss to the Clippers.
The Lakers had an array of injuries in their loss Sunday to the Jazz 86-74.
The Pelicans haven’t been good this year at all, but they are certainly bad when Davis isn’t in the lineup.
New Orleans has dropped 3 straight overall and fell to 0-4 when Anthony Davis isn’t in the lineup with their loss to Los Angeles on Saturday.
PG Jrue Holiday played his best game and most minutes in Saturday’s loss as he finished with 29 points and 11 rebounds in 36 minutes of action. Holiday really filled the role that Davis usually produces and should still see close to that amount of minutes in this one against Los Angeles.
Holiday missed a lot of time earlier this season as he returned from a leg injury last season. Holiday has really stepped his game up lately as he has averaged 18.8 points per game over the last 4.
New Orleans has won 6 of the last 7 meetings with the Lakers.
Both Kobe Bryant and D’Angelo Russell sat out Sunday’s game and the Lakers offense looked abysmal. They could be in store for the same fate on Tuesday when they welcome in the Pelicans.
Bryant continues to battle a strained achilles tendon while Russell continues to battle an ankle injury. The Lakers offense produced just 74 points and looked completely out of sync.
After winning three straight games, the Lakers have now dropped 4 in a row after shooting 32% from the field in the loss to the Jazz. Lou Williams had a major setback himself after dropping in 44 against Oklahoma City as he finished just 5 of 17 from the field.
While the Lakers may be without Bryant and Russell, they should receive the services of Brandon Bass back. The Lakers forward had a corneal abrasion in his right eye and missed Sunday’s loss to Utah.
The Lakers are just 4-12 SU this season inside the Staples Center.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss.
- Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference.
- Lakers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games after scoring less than 75 points in their previous game.
- Lakers are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southwest.
Free NBA Prediction:
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4* Free NBA Betting Pick: New Orleans ATS
With so man questions surrounding the health of the Lakers going into this one and with Davis back in the lineup, the Pelicans laying the small number is a solid move here.
NBA Free Score Prediction: New Orleans 109- Los Angeles 101
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