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Pelicans at Lakers - 1/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans (11-25) at Los Angeles Lakers (8-31)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Lakers square off Tuesday night at the Staples Center.

The New Orleans Pelicans could use a victory here after losing five of their last six games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 101.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Ryan Anderson is averaging 16.7 points and 6.3 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 16.4 points and 7.1 assists. Eric Gordon is dishing 2.6 assists and Jrue Holiday is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.9 turnovers per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost nine of their last 12 road games. Anthony Davis and Quincy Pondexter are questionable.

Pelicans at Lakers - 1/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Los Angeles Lakers also need a victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 96.7 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Louis Williams is averaging 15.1 points and 2.6 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.1 points and 3.8 rebounds. Julius Randle is grabbing 9.4 rebounds and Roy Hibbert is dishing 1.5 assists. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.8 turnovers per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost six of their last eight home games. Brandon Bass, Kobe Bryant and D'Angelo Russell are questionable.

The Pelicans are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss. The Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Pelicans are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.

Both teams are banged up and you're not quite sure which team is going to show up. However, the Pelicans are still the more talented team. So, if forced to pick, I'm siding with the road team and the small chalk. 

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Pelicans -3.5

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