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Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Betting Odds and Pick

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The Los Angeles Lakers head to the Big Easy for a matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Arena.

The Lakers are rolling into the holidays Los Angeles has won 15 out of their last 16 games played and are on an eight-game winning streak. The Pelicans are still dealing with injuries to key players and they have lost two in a row while going 1-2 on their just concluded road trip. This marks the first time that these teams will face each other since the Anthony Davis trade. The Pelicans traded AD to the Lakers last summer for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, and Josh Hart.

On a Roll

The Los Angeles Lakers are on a roll right now and they have the best record in the NBA at 15-2 SU. The Lakers lost to the Clippers on opening night and then won seven straight games before losing to the Toronto Raptors. Los Angeles has put up eight straight wins since then and are the hottest team in the league right now.

LeBron James is averaging 25.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and a league-leading 11.0 assists per game this season. Anthony Davis is having a fantastic year with 25.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer in Los Angeles at 12.0 points per game this season.

The Lakers are 13th in the league in scoring at 112.1 points per game this season. Los Angeles has the third-best scoring defense in the NBA at 103.2 points per game and they are ranked 5th in passing at 26.6 assists per game. The Purple and Gold are 18th in rebounding at 45.2 boards grabbed per contest.

Moneyline Odds:

  • Lakers (-250) | Pelicans (+210)
  • Odds from BetOnline as of 11/27/19

Dealing With Injuries

The New Orleans Pelicans were looking forward to parading rookie Zion Williamson this season but the Pelicans’ prized freshman is still out with a foot injury. Not only is New Orleans missing Williamson, they are also dealing with injuries to Josh Hart and Derrick Favors. The Pelicans are 6-11 SU on the season and are in 3rd place in the Southwest Division.

Brandon Ingram leads the Pelicans in scoring with his 26.1 points per game average. Jrue Holiday leads the team with 8.0 assists per game while also scoring 18.7 points per outing. J.J Redick, Josh Hart, Lonzo Ball, and E’Twaun Moore are scoring in double digits while rookie Jaxson Hayes leads the team with 1.0 block per game while scoring 8.1 points per game.

New Orleans is the 5th best scoring team in the NBA at 116.0 points per game this season. They are 17th in rebounding at 45.3 boards grabbed per contest and are 6th in passing at 25.9 assists per contest. New Orleans is the worst defensive team in the league at 120.4 points per game allowed.

Who Wins?

The Lakers are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games played. Los Angeles is 7-0 SU in their last seven games played on the road. New Orleans is 6-12 SU in their last 18 games played. The Pelicans are 4-4 SU in eight home games played this season, 6-12 SU in their last 18 games in November, and 1-7 SU in their last 8 Wednesday games played. Head to head, the Pelicans are 6-4 SU in their last 10 games played against the Lakers.

New Orleans will still be without Zion Williamson, Josh Hart, and Derrick Favors. Lonzo Ball will be a game-time decision but he is dealing with a stomach virus and may not be 100%. This will be the first game between these teams since the Anthony Davis trade so I expect Brandon Ingram to play with more purpose.

On the Lakers side, Anthony Davis should be as excited as Ingram will be in this contest and he is likely going to have a big night against his former team. The Pelicans are in the bottom half in rebounding and Los Angeles’ big frontline should dominate the boards and get plenty of fastbreak opportunities here.

I think the Lakers are rolling right now and while I think that the law on averages is going to catch up with them soon, I don’t see the injury-plagued Pelicans as the team that ends this streak. Anthony Davis is playing his first game in New Orleans since the trade and I think he has plenty of motives to have a big game on Wednesday.

ODDS-250

MY PICK:
Los Angeles Lakers

Other Bets to Make

Los Angeles is 2-4 ATS in their last six games played and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against the Western Conference. Los Angeles is 5-1 ATS in their last six games against the Southwest Division. New Orleans is 6-3 ATS in their last nine games played. The Pelicans are 5-1 ATS in their last six games played at home, and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against the Western Conference. Head to head, the Pelicans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games played against the Lakers.

Spread Odds:

  • Lakers -6 (-110) | Pelicans +6 (-110)
  • Odds from BetOnline as of 11/27/19

The Lakers have outscored the Pelicans by an average of 7 points per game in their last three meetings. Los Angeles has had some close games against weaker teams but I expect them to cover the spread here. This will be AD’s first game back in New Orleans since the trade and I expect him to have a big game here. Davis and James are averaging over 25 points per game each and the Lakers’ two-headed monster might be too much for the young Pelicans. Size-wise, Los Angeles has a big advantage too and I think the Pelicans won’t be able to match Los Angeles here.

ODDS-110

MY PICK:
Lakers -6

The total has gone over in three out of the last five games played by the Lakers. The over is 10-7 in the Pelicans’ 17 games played this season, and the over is 13-2 in New Orleans’ last 15 games against the Pacific Division. Head to head, the total has gone over in six out of the last seven games played by these two teams. The over is 6-1 in the last seven games between these teams in New Orleans.

Over/Under Odds:

  • Over 230.5 (-110) | Under 230.5 (-110)
  • Odds from BetOnline as of 11/27/19

These teams have combined to score an average of 227.4 points per game in their last 10 meetings and 239.66 points per game in their last three encounters. The Lakers can score big when needed because they have LeBron James and Anthony Davis putting up big numbers early in the season. While the Lakers are one of the best defensive teams this season, the Pelicans are the worst in the league in scoring defense at 120.4 points per game allowed. New Orleans has given up at least 121 points in their last three games and the total has exceeded 230 points in all three games. I expect AD and LeBron to feast on the Pelicans here.

ODDS-110

MY PICK:
Over 230.5