The New Orleans Pelicans (33-35) host the Los Angeles Lakers (33-35) at Smoothie King Center, starting at 8:00 PM ET on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. The Lakers are slight, 1-point underdogs in the game. The over/under in this contest is 226.
How to bet Pelicans vs. Lakers
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with sportsbooks listing the Pelicans as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Pelicans have -111 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at -109 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 226 points.
Pelicans vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSNO
- Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
- Arena: Smoothie King Center
Pelicans vs. Lakers Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Pelicans are 31-36-1 this year. New Orleans has won 20, or 64.5%, of the 31 contests in which it was the favorite this year. The Pelicans have eclipsed the over/under in 50% of their opportunities this year (34 times in 68 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, the Lakers are 33-33-2 this year. Los Angeles has gone 22-28 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 44% of those games). Lakers games this season have gone over the total in 33 of 68 opportunities (48.5%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Trey Murphy III||65||13.3||3.7||1.4||1||0.5||2.3|
|Lonnie Walker IV||49||12.7||2.1||1.3||0.6||0.3||1.7|
Pelicans vs. Lakers Injury Report
Lakers: Anthony Davis: Probable (Foot), Mohamed Bamba: Out (Ankle), LeBron James: Out (Foot)
What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans ranks 16th in the NBA with 114 points per game this year. At the other end of the court, it ranks 15th with 113.3 points allowed per contest. Offensively the Pelicans have fared better in home games this year, posting 114.5 points per game, compared to 113.5 per game away from home. On the offensive side of the ball, the Pelicans have had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over their last 10 games, scoring 107.5 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 114 they’ve racked up over the course of this year.
This year, New Orleans is sinking 10.8 threes per game (22nd-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 35.6% (19th-ranked) from beyond the arc. The Pelicans have taken 65.3% two-pointers and 34.7% three-pointers this season. Of the team’s buckets, 74.2% are two-pointers and 25.8% are threes.
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles is eighth in the NBA in points scored (116.6 per game) and 21st in points allowed (117.2). The Lakers are scoring more points at home (117.1 per game) than on the road (116.1). The Lakers are scoring 114.4 points per contest over their last 10 games, which is 2.2 fewer points than their average for the season (116.6).
Beyond the arc, Los Angeles is third-worst in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (10.6). It is ranked 25th in 3-point percentage at 34%. The Lakers take 34.8% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 65.2% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 24.7% of the Lakers’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 75.3% are 2-pointers.
Pelicans vs. Lakers Predictions and Pick
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