Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans Betting Odds
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Players betting on basketball this Thursday night should check out this evening’s Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans pairing. New Orleans is looking to further climb the Western Conference rankings. Meanwhile, the Lakers are trying to see if there’s any way they can crack the top-8. So, what kind of turnout are the evening’s sports parlay odds predicting?
Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans – Thur., March 22nd
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NBA League Pass
Betting on Basketball Odds:
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers enter this evening’s matchup with a disappointing 31-39 record. As it now stands, the Lakers are 8 ½ games behind the 8th seeded Utah Jazz. Judging by how they’ve been performing this year, it doesn’t look like Los Angeles will be able to make the playoff cut. This is ironic, considering the daunting preseason promise from LaVar Ball. And as if that weren’t enough, the Lakers enter tonight’s matchup riding a 3-game losing streak. Having said that, it comes as no surprise to see the evening’s sports betting lines peg them as the underdog.
Players to Watch: Julius Randle (15.9 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 2.5 apg), Kyle Kuzma (15.6 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 1.8 apg), and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (13.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.2 apg).
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans fly into this Western Conference pairing flashing a 42-30 record that ranks them as the 2nd best team in the Southwest Division. And in the Western Conference, it ranks them 5th overall. Right now the club is 15 ½ games behind the conference-leading Rockets. But more importantly, New Orleans has a slight 1 ½ game lead over the Utah Jazz. With that in mind, it’s clear the Pelicans need a late-season surge to clinch their postseason berth. A win over the struggling Lakers would certainly help.
Players to Watch: Anthony Davis (28.2 ppg, 11.2 rpg, 2.3 apg), DeMarcus Cousins (25.2 ppg, 12.9 rpg, 5.4 apg), and Jrue Holiday (19.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 5.8 apg)
Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans Betting Predictions
Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans Picks
Which way players betting on basketball wage in tonight’s Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans matchup? Considering that New Orleans enters this matchup riding a 3-game winning streak, it’s clear that backing the Pelicans is the way to go. Additionally, this Thursday night matchup marks the 3rd time this season these two have met. And since New Orleans has won the other two, bettors can expect them to come out on top once more. Luckily, the odds out on the Pelicans aren’t all that steep, making them a great option straight up. Sign up now to make this NBA prediction!
Score Prediction: 117-109 New Orleans. The Pelicans pick up the win and cover the spread. The TOTAL will be UNDER this evening.