Free NBA Pick: Lakers vs Pelicans Lines
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(9-9) Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans (6-12)
Round 1: Game 2
Date: Tuesday November 29
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Smoothie Center, New Orleans Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans -5
NBA Betting Total: 217.5
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The Pelicans and Lakers have matched up one other time this season with the Lakers coming out on top 126-99.
Both teams have chanced since then however. The Lakers have lost D’Angelo Russell until mid December, and Julius Randle might also miss this game.
Well the Lakers are losing players, the Pelicans are gaining. Jrue Holiday is back with the team and has been a key the last few days.
Los Angeles Lakers
In what might be one of the biggest surprises this year, the Lakers are 9-9. Luke Walton has came in and made this team believe they can win, and the results have showed on the court.
Although the Lakers are young, they look a lot older on the court.
Somehow Luke Walton has gotten Nick Young to play defense and he has revived his career. So far this season Nick Young has averaged 14.1 points per game.
In their first meeting with the Pelicans this season, D’Angelo Russell took control of the game. He had 22 points, 6 assists, and 2 rebounds in 27 minutes.
The Lakers are really going to miss him in this match up. Although Jordan Clarkson is a great backup, and has filled in well, it leaves the Lakers bench a little thinner then they would like.
The key to this game is going to be Lou Williams. If he can have a big game, the Lakers should be in this game throughout.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans are a very hard team to figure out. They beat teams like Atlanta and Portland, and then lose to teams like Portland and the worst team in the NBA the Mavs.
New Orleans is on a two game losing streak where they have only averaged 92.5 points per game.
There seams to be a good Pelicans and a bad Pelicans team that shows up every night and no one is quite sure which one will be showing up.
Jrue Holiday has been a key since coming back to the team. He is averaging 16.3 points per game and has given the team more bench depth.
The key in this game is if the Pelicans can take advantage of D’Angelo Russell’s absence.
If they can limit the productivity of Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams they should have a very good chance to win.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Road team is 28-12 ATS in the last 40 meetings.
- Over is 10-1 in NO last 11 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Over is 40-13 in NO last 53 home games.
- Over is 10-1 in LAL last 11 vs. NBA Southwest.
- LAL are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 Tue. games.
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
To make a prediction on who is going to win this game is hard. The Lakers are going to be a very tough opponent for the Pelicans and depending what Pelicans team shows up, they might win by 20 or lose by 20.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Over
But one thing is for sure. This game is going to be high scoring.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pelicans 112 – Lakers 109
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