Pelicans vs Lakers Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Saturday, February 4, 2023

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The New Orleans Pelicans (26-27) are 1.5-point favorites against the Los Angeles Lakers (25-28) on February 4, 2023 at Smoothie King Center — despite the Pelicans struggling lately, having lost 10 in a row and going 0-10 over their past 10 games. The over/under for the matchup is set at 232.5 points.

How to bet Pelicans vs. Lakers

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Pelicans as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Pelicans have -122 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +102 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 232.5 points.

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Pelicans vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, February 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Arena: Smoothie King Center

Pelicans vs. Lakers Betting Trends

The Pelicans have played 53 games, with 24 wins against the spread. New Orleans has been victorious in 18, or 66.7%, of the 27 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Pelicans games this year have eclipsed the over/under 29 times in 53 opportunities (54.7%).

The Lakers are 25-26-2 against the spread this season. Los Angeles has gone 16-23 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 41% of those games). The Lakers have eclipsed the over/under 52.8% of the time this year (28 of 53 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Pelicans Leaders
CJ McCollum 47 21.2 4.4 5.9 1 0.6 2.9
Brandon Ingram 19 20.5 5.3 5 0.8 0.6 1.6
Jonas Valančiūnas 53 14.5 9.6 1.6 0.3 0.5 0.6
Trey Murphy III 50 12.5 3.7 1.3 1.1 0.5 2.1
Naji Marshall 48 10.1 3.7 2.6 0.8 0.2 1


Lakers Leaders
LeBron James 42 30.1 8.5 7.1 1 0.6 2.2
Anthony Davis 29 26.9 12 2.6 1.3 2 0.4
Russell Westbrook 50 15.7 6.3 7.6 1 0.4 1.1
Lonnie Walker IV 36 14 2.3 1.3 0.7 0.3 1.9
Rui Hachimura 35 12.9 4.6 1.1 0.4 0.4 1
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Pelicans vs. Lakers Injury Report

Lakers: LeBron James: Questionable (Ankle), Anthony Davis: Probable (Foot), Austin Reaves: Out (Hamstring)

What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

So far this season, New Orleans is posting 114.8 points per game (13th-ranked in NBA) and allowing 113.6 points per contest (15th-ranked). When playing at home, the Pelicans are putting up 0.7 fewer points per game (114.4) than they are away from home (115.1). The Pelicans have seen a decrease in scoring lately, racking up 103.9 points per game in their last 10 contests, 10.9 points fewer than the 114.8 they’ve scored this year.

With 10.8 treys per game, New Orleans is 25th in the NBA. It sports a 35.5% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 18th in the league. In terms of shot breakdown, the Pelicans have taken 65.3% two-pointers (accounting for 74.2% of the team’s baskets) and 34.7% from beyond the arc (25.8%).

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

Offensively Los Angeles is the sixth-ranked squad in the league (116.9 points per game). Defensively it is fifth-worst (118.1 points conceded per game). At home the Lakers are putting up 117.8 points per game, 1.6 more than they are averaging on the road (116.2). In their past 10 games, the Lakers are putting up 118.8 points per game, 1.9 more than their season average (116.9).

Beyond the arc, Los Angeles is second-worst in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.5). And it is fourth-worst in 3-point percentage at 33.6%. In 2022-23, the Lakers have attempted 65.4% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 34.6% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 75.8% of the Lakers’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 24.2% have been 3-pointers.

Pelicans vs. Lakers Predictions and Pick

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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