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(33-47) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers (25-55)
Date: Tuesday April 11th
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 217
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It’s a Western conference showdown that has to do more with draft positioning then anything else. The New Orleans Pelicans try to break a four game losing streak when they take on the suddenly surging Los Angeles Lakers.
This is the fourth meeting of the year between the two teams. The Los Angeles Lakers won the first match up, but the Pelicans have won the last two.
New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans didn’t get even close to the results they were hoping for when they traded for DeMarcus Cousins right after the All Star break. They had hoped they could make a late push for the playoffs and once in, maybe even give the Warriors some problems.
But instead they come into this game in 10th place in the Western Conference and they are seven games out of a playoff spot. Cousins and Anthony Davis just haven’t been able to figure out how to play well together and it has resulted in a lot of losses.
The problem for the Pelicans as of late has been on the defensive end of the floor. They have given up at least 117 points in each of the last four games.
The Pelicans will probably have a really hard time in this game as they won’t have their best guys playing. DeMarcus Cousins is doubtful for this game with an Achilles injury that will probably shut him down for the rest of the season. Anthony Davis is also questionable for this game with a sore ankle. IF they can’t go it will be a good chance for the younger guys to really get some good minutes.
Los Angeles Lakers
In future years if a team is trying to figure out how to tank, they shouldn’t take advice from this Los Angeles Lakers team. Luke Walton has done everything in his power to get a top three draft pick, so that they will be able to keep it, but yet somehow they keep winning.
They come into this game on a three game winning streak. In their last game they beat the Timberwolves on a buzzer beater by D’Angelo Russell who’s grandma had died earlier that day. Although winning seems fun now for the Lakers in the interest of their future, they really need to try and lose these last few games.
I really expect Walton to do everything in his power for the Lakers to lose this game. I wouldn’t be surprised if he even rested more guys in this game, to give his team a better shot at losing.
NBA Betting Trends:
- NO are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Tue. games.
- Under is 7-1 in NO last 8 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Under is 7-2 in NO last 9 Tue. games.
- Over is 17-6-1 in LAL last 24 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Road team is 29-13 ATS in the last 42 meetings.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
It’s really hard to make a prediction for this game because on one side no one knows who will be playing, and on the other side it’s a team that really doesn’t want to win this game.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pelicans +1.5
I really think that the Lakers are going to do enough to come out the losers in this game.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pelicans 115 – Lakers 111
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