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Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans 5/16/2021 NBA Odds and Picks

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Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans 5-16-2021 NBA Odds and Picks

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

When: May 16, 2021 9:00 PM ET
Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: NBATV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans 5/16/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Los Angeles Lakers -10 (-111) 221.5 o (-110) -650
New Orleans Pelicans +10 (-111) 221.5 u (-110) +450
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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

Trends

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games.
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Lakers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against New Orleans.
LA Lakers are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Lakers’ last 7 games when playing on the road against New Orleans.
LA Lakers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games this season.
LA Lakers are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Orleans’ last 12 games.
New Orleans are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New Orleans’ last 13 games against LA Lakers.
Their total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans’ last 7 games when playing at home against LA Lakers.
New Orleans are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games this season.
New Orleans are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
New Orleans are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games played in May.

Injuries

Los Angeles Lakers

Jared Dudley PF Knee is out indefinitely
Alfonzo McKinnie PF Foot is “?” Sunday vs New Orleans

New Orleans Pelicans

James Johnson SF Knee is “?” Sunday vs LA Lakers
Steven Adams C Toe is doubtful Sunday vs LA Lakers
Brandon Ingram SF Ankle is doubtful Sunday vs LA Lakers
Lonzo Ball PG Thumb is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs LA Lakers
Josh Hart SG Thumb is out indefinitely
Wes Iwundu SG Shoulder is “?” Sunday vs LA Lakers
Zion Williamson PF Finger is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
Los Angeles Lakers New Orleans Pelicans
31-39-1 Against the Spread 34-37-0
28-42-1 Straight Up 42-29-0
110 Points per Game 115
107 Points Allowed per Game 115
47.23 Offensive FG% 47.73
73.89 Offensive FT% 72.91
35.44 Offensive 3PT% 34.78
45.92 Defensive FG% 46.9
77.7 Defensive FT% 79.15
35.35 Defensive 3PT% 38.07

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