Lakers at Pelicans - 2/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (10-41) at New Orleans Pelicans (18-29)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -10.5 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, TWC SN
The Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans meet Thursday night at the Smoothie King Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for back-to-back wins for the second time this season. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 96.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 16.4 points and 3.5 assists while Louis Williams is averaging 15.4 points and 2.7 rebounds. D'Angelo Russell is dishing 3.3 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost five straight road games.
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The New Orleans Pelicans look for a big win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 46 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 22.9 points and 10.3 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 17.4 points and six rebounds. Jrue Holiday is dishing 5.3 assists and Norris Cole is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won six of their last eight home games.
The Lakers are 13-28-1 ATS in their last 42 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 vs. NBA Southwest. The Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record. The road team is 26-11 ATS in the last 37 meetings.
The Pelicans have played great as of late at home and the Lakers simply are a bad basketball team that doesn't even cover often. Look for the home team to win by double digits.