Following one of the worst seasons in Lakers’ history, Los Angeles had much to mull. There was more than a little speculation that acquiring LeBron James ended up as a mistake. The much-heralded arrival of Kawhi Leonard to the LA Clippers added to the angst. At the beginning of this season, the Lakers were something of an NBA betting mystery. James and Company are off to a blistering start as the class of the Western Conference. New Orleans lost its collective mind when they hit the lottery for Zion Williamson. However, Williamson has been sidelined by injuries.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans
|Date and Time:||Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 7 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Lakers vs. Pelicans TV Coverage:||ESPN|
|Lakers vs. Pelicans NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans Overview
New Orleans has an online betting record of 6-10 straight up, 8-8 vs. the line, and 9-7 over the total. Overall the Pelicans rank fifth for scoring offense, but 29th for points allowed. Williamson is out until the middle of the month with a knee injury. To illuminate he is yet to take the hardwood for his NBA debut. Namely, Brandon Ingram has been effective at picking up the slack.
Counter to that is a Lakers team that is 14-2 straight up, 9-7 vs. the odds, and 8-8 on totals. LA ranks 13th in the Association for scoring offense and fourth for points allowed. Ironically enough, it has been former Pelicans star Anthony Davis that has made the greatest impact for the Lakers. James pressed for the acquisition of Davis after a 2018-19 season of frustration. While James’ arrogance rubs many raw, he has been more effective thus far. New head coach Frank Vogel couldn’t have asked for a better start.
Key Lakers: PF Anthony Davis (25.5 PTS, 8.8 REB, 3.6 AST, 3.0 BLK, 48.2% FG, 36.0% 3P, 87.8% FT), SF LeBron James (25.2 PTS, 7.6 REB, 10.8 AST, 48.9% FG, 33.3% 3P, 70.8% FT), PF Kyle Kuzma (12.2 PTS, 3.7 REB, 1.8 AST, 46.2% FG, 33.9% 3P, 73.9% FT)
Key Pelicans: SF Brandon Ingram (26.3 PTS, 7.1 REB, 4.2 AST, 51.6% FG, 46.3% 3P, 76.5% FT), Jrue Holiday (18.7 PTS, 5.0 REB, 7.2 AST, 42.7% FG, 31.6% 3P, 76.2% FT), JJ Redick (15.3 PTS, 2.8 REB, 2.8 REB, 1.9 AST, 44.6% FG%, 47.7% 3P, 84.4% FT)
Lakers and Pelicans Against the Spread
The Lakers are:
- 6-3 against the spread in their last nine away games
- 5-3 over the total on the road
- 3-6 on the board at New Orleans
- 6-1 over the total in away games vs. the Pelicans
The Pelicans are:
- 7-5 against the spread in their last 12 home games
- 1-4 under the total at Smoothie King Center
- 7-3 vs. the odds head to head with the Lakers
- 6-1 over the total in their series with Los Angeles
Lakers vs. Pelicans NBA Betting Pick
In this situation, a sellout crowd is expected to be waiting for the return of Davis. As was previously noted the Pelicans have been a strong NBA betting value when hosting the Lakers. Furthermore, LA will be a potential overlay with the betting public.
Lakers vs. Pelicans NBA Betting Pick: New Orleans Pelicans
Lakers vs. Pelicans NBA Betting Score Prediction: Pelicans 106, Lakers 103