Lakers vs Pelicans Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, February 15, 2023

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The Los Angeles Lakers (26-32) host the New Orleans Pelicans (30-28) at Arena, beginning at 10:00 PM ET on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. The Pelicans are 5-point underdogs in the game. The point total is 235 points for this outing.

How to bet Lakers vs. Pelicans

Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Lakers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Lakers have -197 odds to pick up the win, while the Pelicans are listed at +164 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 235 points.

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Lakers vs. Pelicans Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Arena: Arena

Lakers vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

The Lakers are 26-30-2 against the spread this season. Los Angeles has come away with nine wins in the 15 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Lakers games this year have gone over the point total 53.4% of the time (31 out of 58 games with a set point total).

The Pelicans have 28 wins against the spread in 58 games this year. New Orleans has been the moneyline underdog 29 total times this season. NOLA has gone 10-19 in those games. Pelicans games this year have gone over the total in 32 of 58 opportunities (55.2%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Lakers Leaders
LeBron James 44 30.2 8.5 7 1 0.5 2.2
Anthony Davis 34 25.9 12.4 2.4 1.2 2 0.4
D’Angelo Russell 56 17.8 3.1 6.1 1.1 0.4 2.7
Malik Beasley 57 13.4 3.5 1.6 0.8 0.1 3.1
Lonnie Walker IV 41 13.4 2.2 1.4 0.6 0.3 1.8


Pelicans Leaders
Brandon Ingram 23 22.3 5 5 0.8 0.5 1.6
CJ McCollum 51 21.1 4.3 5.8 1 0.6 2.8
Jonas Valančiūnas 57 14.5 9.7 1.6 0.3 0.5 0.5
Trey Murphy III 55 13.1 3.7 1.3 1 0.5 2.3
Josh Richardson 43 11.4 2.8 3.3 1 0.3 1.7
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Lakers: LeBron James: Questionable (Ankle), Anthony Davis: Probable (Foot)

Pelicans: Larry Nance: Questionable (Groin), CJ McCollum: Questionable (Ankle), Dyson Daniels: Out (Ankle), Zion Williamson: Out (Hamstring), EJ Liddell: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles’ defense ranks fifth-worst in the NBA with 118.4 points allowed per contest, but its offense has provided a lift, putting up 117 points per game (seventh-ranked in league). Offensively the Lakers have performed better in home games this year, scoring 117.8 points per game, compared to 116.2 per game when playing on the road. On offense, the Lakers have struggled over their last 10 games, scoring 116.5 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 117 they’ve put up over the course of this season.

Los Angeles has been struggling when it comes to threes this season, ranking second-worst in the NBA in treys made per game (10.4) and fifth-worst in three-point percentage (33.8%). So far this season, the Lakers have taken 65.6% two-pointers, accounting for 75.8% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 34.4% from beyond the arc (24.2% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans puts up 115.1 points per game and give up 113.4, ranking them 11th in the NBA on offense and 15th on defense. At home, the Pelicans average 115.5 points per game. On the road, they score 114.7. In their previous 10 games, the Pelicans are scoring 112.7 points per game, 2.4 fewer points than their season average (115.1).

Beyond the arc, New Orleans is 24th in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (10.8). It is 19th in 3-point percentage at 35.6%. The Pelicans attempt 65.5% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 34.5% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 74.4% of the Pelicans’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 25.6% are 3-pointers.

Lakers vs. Pelicans Predictions and Pick

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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