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2021 NBA Handicapping
(18-24) Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans (27-16)
Date: Tuesday, March 23rd
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Lakers +198 | Pelicans -224
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans -6
NBA Betting Total: O/U 222
On Tuesday, March 23rd the Los Angeles Lakers continue their mini two-game road trip in New Orleans facing the Pelicans. It’s the second game between the squads this season. The initial match was played on January 15th with the Lakers winning 112-95.
Last season, the squads played four times with the Lakers sweeping the series. The Lakers hold the all-time record having won 40 of the 62 contests.
Los Angeles Lakers
The defending champs got hit was sobering news Monday as it was revealed LeBron James will be out between three and four weeks with a high ankle sprain.
Although the priority is to get James and Anthony Davis healthy for the playoffs this could have huge implications in seeding.
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The Lakers are built for success but the absence of one or both their superstars for an extended period could lead to LA dropping down the standings.
With such a tough Western Conference that could mean a tougher first and second-round opponent for LA. The injury occurred on Saturday in the match versus the Hawks.
Sunday, the Lakers played the Suns who easily defeated the LA crew without either of their superstars in the lineup.
Montrezl Harrell led the scoring with 23 while Dennis Schroder posted 22 points. Youngsters Talen Horton-Tucker (17), and Kyle Kuzma (13) were the only other double-figure scorers.
Marc Gasol is day-to-day dealing with health and safety protocols, James (ankle), Anthony Davis (Achilles), and Jared Dudley (torn MCL) are all out.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans collected a big clutch time win Sunday in Denver. Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram each scored 30 points to lead New Orleans.
Yet, the players not on the court versus the ones on it might be the bigger story. Lonzo Ball was sat with a right hip flexor while JJ Redick missed his seventh game with a heel injury.
I’m not saying Ball and Redick aren’t nursing injuries but it’s slightly suspicious heading into the trade deadline that the two players most rumored to be on the trade block are sitting out.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 20 points, Steven Adams pulled down 13 boards and Josh Hart chipped in with 12 points.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Lakers are 8-2 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The Lakers are 5-4-1 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone over in 15 of New Orleans’ last 20 games
- The Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
- The total has gone under in 10 of the Lakers’ last 15 games
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction
As they say, timing is everything so every team who is scheduled to play the Lakers is licking their lips. This is particularly true while Anthony Davis also remains out.
Once Davis returns it will help offset the loss of James, but the other side of that coin is it puts extra stress on Davis.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pelicans ATS
The Pelicans bigs will feast especially since Marc Gasol is also out.
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