New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 11/29/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (9-9) at New Orleans Pelicans (6-12)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans meet Tuesday night in a NBA contest at the Smoothie King Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for a big road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 108.2 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Louis Williams is averaging 16.6 points and 3.3 assists while D'Angelo Russell is averaging 16.1 points and 3.4 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Young is dishing 1.2 assists. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have split their last six road games.
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The New Orleans Pelicans look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 31.6 points and 10.9 rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 16.3 points and 6.5 assists. Tim Frazier is the third double-digit scorer and E'Twaun Moore is dishing three assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won four straight home games.
The Lakers are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 road games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The road team is 28-12 ATS in the last 40 meetings.
I'm not sure how much confidence I have in the Lakers on the road, as they're a different team outside of Los Angeles. Not to mention the Lakers have a lot of injuries to key players. The New Orleans Pelicans are playing their best ball of the season, as the return of Holiday makes them a different team. The Pelicans and the reasonable number here seems like the right play.