Los Angeles Lakers VS New Orleans Pelicans

NBA Basketball 10:30 PM EST

Saturday

01/03/2020

ESPN

Spread: Los Angeles Lakers -10.5

Over/Under: 224.5

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The New Orleans Pelicans are on a 4-game winning streak for the first time this season and aim to extend to the 5th with the top team of the West with the Lakers at the Staples Center in downtown LA on Friday evening. Give credit to tweaking the defensive schemes of the NOP coaching staff that resulted to its 4 wins in a row. The recent victory over the Rockets had PG Lonzo Ball delivered 27 points against an undermanned Rockets in the absence of Capela, Harden, and Westbrook on injuries. SG E’Twaun Moore dropped 25, SF Brandon Ingram poured in 27 while SG Jrue Holiday made 25 points and PF Derek Favors pitched in 12 points and 12 boards to help ground the Rockets. The Pelicans are on the 14th spot below at 11-23 in the Western Conference and last in the Southwest Division.

New Orleans aims to be the fastest in the pace category, thanks to Ball who’s been doing just that. The Pelicans face the Lakers for the first time since their controversial trade with 112.3 ppg at 44.7% from the field while letting competition to score up to 116.4 ppg. The team gathered 45.7 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 4.8 blocks, and 7.6 steals per contest. Sf Brandon Ingram is the highest scorer for the pelicans with 25.3 ppg at 49.1% FG shooting and 85.7% from the charity lane. New Orleans is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 matches with the Lakers and 1-4 SU in its last 5 games against Los Angeles Lakers.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions 1/3/2020

The Los AngelesLakers is on a 3-game winning streak after losing 4 in a row. The Lakers recent match was a victory over the Phoenix Suns to a score of 117-107 at the Staples Center in LA on New Year’s day. Sf Lebron James earned his 8th triple-double of the season with 31 points, 13 boards, and 12 dimes along with PF Anthony Davis on his double-double at 26 points and 11 rebounds off the glass to lead Los Angeles over the Suns. The Lakers are 1rst in the West at 27-7 in the Western Conference and first in the Pacific Division.

The Los Angeles Lakers is the top team in the West with 112.6 ppg at 48.2% from the field while capping opponents at 105.3 ppg. The Lakers  have 45.1 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 7.1 blocks, and 8.6 steals per outing that almost fell into an upset when their 36 point lead diminished into a single digit difference in the final minutes of regulation. Davis is the best point generator of the Lakers with 27.3 ppg at 50.2% FG shooting and 85.3% from the free throw area.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles lakers. The NBA pick for this game is the Los Angeles lakers -10.5. The LA Lakers PF Dwight Howard earned his 1000th steal in their recent match with the Suns. The Pelicans is still on a quest for a playoff spot with only 4 games back and they will have to make a turn around at the start of the year. The Lakers win this match to a predicted score of 117-109.

New Orleans Key Player Injuries;

Darius Miller SF Knee is out indefinitely

Zion Williamson PF Knee is out indefinitely

Los Angeles Lakers Key Player Injuries:

DeMarcus Cousins PF Knee is out for season

Anthony Davis PF Shoulder is probable Friday vs New Orleans

Alex Caruso SG Calf is “?” Friday vs New Orleans

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NBA Starting Time: 10:30 PM EST

Location: Staples Center,Los Angeles, CA

Date: January 3, 2020

TV: ESPN

NBA Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -10.5

NBA Total Odds: 224.5

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