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(23-32) LA Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans (30-26)
Date:Wednesday February 14
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans -5
NBA Betting Total: 227
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On Wednesday February 14, the LA Lakers arrive at the Smoothie King Center to face their hosts the New Orleans Pelicans. Entering the game the Lakers are coming off a loss to the Dallas Mavericks ending a four game win streak the team had rolling.
Conversely the Pelicans are on a two game win streak having beaten the Pistons in their most recent outing.
Last season, the teams split the season series and the Lakers took the initial game this season. The Lakers hold the all-time record having bested the Pelicans in 32 of their 51 matches.
Six players scored in double digits in the Lakers last game. Julius Randle led the way with 26 points, 7 assists and 8 rebounds. Brandon Ingram and new Laker, Isaiah Thomas both scored 22 points.
Brook Lopez scored 16 points; Kentavious Caldwell-Pope registered 14 points while Kyle Kuzma added 12 points. New Laker Thomas would prefer to start, but is accepting his role of coming off the bench for now.
Lonzo Ball has been out of action for the past 13 games dealing with a sprained MCL and isn’t expected to return until after the All-Star Break.
New Orleans Pelicans
All-Star Anthony Davis has been putting up huge numbers recently. In the first meeting versus the Lakers Davis delivered a double-double of 27 points and 17 rebounds. The newly acquired Nikola Mirotic has meshed quickly with his new squad.
The Pelicans feature a squad of the walking wounded. Obviously the biggest loss is DeMarcus Cousins who suffered a season ending ruptured Achilles tendon.
Frank Jackson suffered a broken foot and is scheduled to return at the end of February. Alexis Ajinca underwent surgery on his right patellar tendon and will be out up to six months. Solomon Hill had surgery for a torn hamstring and is expected to return in February.
Of the injured players the one who may suit up for this match is DeAndre Liggins who suffered a thigh contusion versus the Mavericks.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-1 in Lakers last 8 Wed. games.
- Over is 20-8 in Pelicans last 28 home games.
- Over is 14-6 in Pelicans last 20 vs. Western Conference.
- Road team is 30-14 ATS in the last 44 head to head meetings.
- Pelicans are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head contests
- Lakers are 4-6 ATS in last 10 head to head matchups.
- Over – under is 4-6 in last 10 head to head meetings.
Free L.A. Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction: Pelicans -5
The Lakers have played better since the New Year, but have issues on the road where they have a 9-18 record. And, while the Pelicans are near .500 both at home and on the road they’ve looked better in recent games.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick:
Davis will be focused to capture the win in their last game before the break.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pelicans 113 – Lakers 105
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