Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans 5/16/2021 NBA Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans 5/16/2021 – All eyes now on the Los Angeles Lakers as they push to improve their current NBA standing and avoid the NBA Western Conference play-in tournament. They will be going on the road and battling the New Orleans Pelicans this Sunday, May 16 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. NBATV will be covering the game live for television at exactly 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time while the online live stream can be seen through an NBA League Pass subscription. The Los Angeles Lakers are the favorites in NBA betting to win against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans 5/16/2021
Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans 5/16/2021 Betting Odds
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to finish strong this season after Anthony Davis and LeBron James have suffered injuries. Both players are back and playing together along with Dennis Schroder who just came from quarantine. This team has shown that they can run smoothly together along with Andre Drummond who came to the roster at the buyout market. Beating the Indiana Pacers convincingly gives the Lakers the edge in this matchup and expect them to come out like raging bulls hungry to regain lost glory. They need this game badly but also hope that the Portland Trail Blazers lose to the Denver Nuggets to seal the sixth best record in the NBA Western Conference.
Players to watch: L. James SF 44 GP 44 GS 33.5 MIN 25 PTS 0.6 OR 7.2 DR 7.8 REB 7.8 AST 1 STL 0.6 BLK 3.8 TO 1.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 24.27 PER
A. Davis PF 35 GP 35 GS 32.3 MIN 22.1 PTS 1.8 OR 6.3 DR 8 REB 3.1 AST 1.3 STL 1.7 BLK 2.1 TO 1.7 PF 1.5 AST/TO 22.51 PER
D. Schroder PG 60 GP 60 GS 32.1 MIN 15.5 PTS 0.5 OR 3 DR 3.5 REB 5.8 AST 1.1 STL 0.2 BLK 2.7 TO 2.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 13.83 PER.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
The New Orleans Pelicans have nothing to fight for but bragging rights as they are already eliminated from participating in the play-in tournament. Adding to that, Zion Williamson is going to be out with a finger injury while Brandon Ingram is not in the roster as well. Steven Adams and Josh Hart are not expected to play as well and it will be up to the role players to take this upset win against the Los Angeles Lakers. More than trying to finish strong, this team is already looking forward to moving pieces in free agency to surround Williamson and Ingram with a better support system.
Players to Watch: Z. Williamson PF 61 GP 61 GS 33.2 MIN 27 PTS 2.7 OR 4.5 DR 7.2 REB 3.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 2.7 TO 2.2 PF 1.4 AST/TO 27.2 PER
B. Ingram SF 61 GP 61 GS 34.3 MIN 23.8 PTS 0.6 OR 4.3 DR 4.9 REB 4.9 AST 0.7 STL 0.6 BLK 2.5 TO 2 PF 1.9 AST/TO 19.27 PER
L. Ball PG 55 GP 55 GS 31.8 MIN 14.6 PTS 0.6 OR 4.2 DR 4.8 REB 5.7 AST 1.5 STL 0.6 BLK 2.2 TO 1.9 PF 2.6 AST/TO 15.24 PER.
Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans 5/16/2021 Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
Jared Dudley PF Knee is out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans
James Johnson SF Knee is “?” Sunday vs LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks
Reports are already coming out that Lonzo Ball has already decided to sit out the rest of the season. That makes the Los Angeles Lakers the runaway favorites to win in the online sportsbook against the depleted New Orleans Pelicans.
Moneyline: The Lakers for their last game of the season is given an ML of -650 while the Pelicans are at +450.
ATS: It is a wide ten points across the spread with the Lakers the team getting the -10 while the Pelicans are on the other side of the fence with +10.
TOTALs: The given total for both teams in this matchup is at 221.5 points with the Lakers going over and the Pelicans are under.
Score Prediction: 112 – 103, Lakers