Lakers vs. Pelicans - 4/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (39-34) at Los Angeles Lakers (20-53)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +7 -- Over/Under: 194.5 See the Latest Odds
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Lakers play Wednesday at the STAPLES Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last four games. On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 99.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting and are allowing 98.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.7 points and 10.4 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 16.7 points and 6.5 assists. Eric Gordon is dishing four assists and Norris Cole is shooting 42.9 percent from the field. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 49.5 percent from the field in their last five games and have won eight of their last 10 games when topping 100 points. The Pelicans have lost three straight games on the road. The Pelicans need a win here if they’re going to remain in the playoff hunt.
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The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Lakers are averaging 98.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting and are allowing 104.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Jordan Hill is averaging 12.3 points and 8.2 rebounds while Carlos Boozer is averaging 12.2 points and seven rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is dishing three assists and Wayne Ellington is shooting 41.2 percent from the field. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 44.7 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost five straight when scoring less than 100 points. The Lakers have lost five of their last seven games on their home court. Jeremy Lin is questionable with a sinus injury.
The Pelicans are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Pacific and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Lakers are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Pelicans are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Pelicans know they must keep winning if they're going to make the playoffs. The Lakers have thrown in the towel quite some time ago and don't have the horses to hang with a motivated New Orleans squad. Look for the Pelicans to win by double digits.