Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Odds and Predictions
The New Orleans Pelicans is all set to take on Los Angeles Lakers in an interesting regular season clash. The match will take place in the Smoothie King Center on 23rd March at 7:30 pm EST.
The contrast in their campaign is uncanny so far. The hosts need something miraculous to secure a victory after 4 losses in 10 games while the momentum is completely with Lakers who are looking to break into the top spot.
The rivalry and the predictions are completely in favor of the reigning champions with their opponents desperate to score their 19th victory of the season.
Lakers have lost last two of their games while Pelicans is coming off a win their last game. The latest New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Odds and Predictions suggests a win for Pelicans.
Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch
Zion Williamson who is the power forward in the side has averaged 25.6 points per game and has 7 rebounds in 39 games. He scored 30 points against Nuggets in his last outing.
Eric Bledsoe who is the shooting guard has a good rating with a 3-pointer conversion of 37.5% so far.
Brandon Ingram who plays as the small forward and power forward has a field goal percentage of 47.3 and a free throw percentage of 87.6 in 41 games this season. He has also averaged 5.1 rebounds per game during the same time.
Steven Adams who has played at the center position has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 8.1 points and 9.1 rebounds in this edition.
LeBron James who plays as the small forward has averaged 25.4 points and is involved in 7.9 assists per game. He was rested against the game against Suns.
He has Horton Tucker for company who has a field goal percentage of 44.9 and 2.3 dribbles on an average.
Montrezl Harrell who has played at the center position has been a solid candidate for the side with an average of 14.7 points and 6.6 rebounds per game this season.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope who plays as the shooting guard has a field goal percentage of 42.9 and a free throw percentage of 85.5. He is expected to fare better than 8.4 points per game this season.
Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
Looking at the Pelicans’ campaign, they dispatched teams like Raptors, Spurs and Thunder quite comfortably in the initial phase of the campaign. But a losing streak in January meant they found themselves in a sticky situation.
From then on, it has been a rollercoaster ride for the New Orleans side until the end of February. In this month’s campaign, they have managed just the 3 victories in 9 games as opposed to 6 defeats. But they were out of the jail in their last game against Nuggets after getting trapped in a losing streak. They are currently tattering in 11th place in Western conference.
The Los Angeles Lakers are not looking to back away after a glorious run in the 2019-2020 season. They have picked from where they left as they registered some dominating performances in this season. Despite suffering an initial setback, they were up to the task with some important triumphs for the defending champions.
They have managed to string 3 wins in their last 5 outings with losses against Suns and Hawks. They would be looking to get out of the losing streak that they are currently to get back in contention for the top spot.
Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Regular season (62 games): Lakers – 40 wins, Pelicans – 22 wins.
Playoffs: Lakers – 4 wins, Pelicans – 2 wins.
Previous meeting: Lakers won 112-95 on 15th January 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The hosts are considered to be the underdogs with small probability of them lifting the title whereas the Lakers are sitting pretty at the top. The platforms like Oddschecker and SMarkets have stated that Pelicans have to step up while Los Angeles Lakers are looking to finish the regular season on a high.
Looking at the predictions for this game, FiveThirtyEight has given a significant advantage to Pelicans with 58% chance while the Lakers have to fight hard on Tuesday night.