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New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers 1/3/2020 NBA Odds and Picks

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers 1-3-2020 NBA Odds and Picks

New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers 1/3/2020 – The Los Angeles Lakers will gun for their 28th win of the season as they play host to the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday at Staples Center. The Lakers, winners of the last three games, opened as the overwhelming NBA Moneyline and NBA spread favorites at 10.5 points. The Pelicans, meanwhile, should give pro-Lakers bettors some pause since they coming into the game on a season-high four straight wins.

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

When: January 3, 2020 10:30 PM ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: ESPN
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers 1/3/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
New Orleans Pelicans +11.5 (-110) 226.5 o (-110) +475

Los Angeles Lakers
-11.5 (-110) 226.5 u (-110) -700
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New Orleans Pelicans Betting

The New Orleans Pelicans recorded their fourth straight win at the expense of the Houston Rockets, 127-112, last December 29. Brandon Ingram tallied 27 points, and Lonzo Ball registered a triple-double with 27 points, 10 assists, and 10 boards. New Orleans fired for 18 treys in the game and outrebounded Houston, 46-41.

Players to Watch: Brandon Ingram (25.3 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 3.9 APG)

Jrue Holiday (19.5 PPG and 6.5 APG)

JJ Redick (15.3 PPG and 2.8 APG)

Los Angeles Lakers Betting

The Lakers have now won three games in a row after fending off the pesky Phoenix Suns, 117-107. LeBron James came through with yet another triple-double, filling in the stats sheet with 31 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists. Anthony Davis also had a big game with 26 points and 11 boards, while Kyle Kuzma added 19 off the bench.

Players to Watch: Anthony Davis (27.3 PPG and 9.3 RPG)

LeBron James (25.3 PPG, 7.7 RPG, and 10.9)

Kyle Kuzma (12.2 PPG and 3.6 RPG)

New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers 1/3/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 7 games.
New Orleans are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Pelicans are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against LA Lakers.
New Orleans are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against LA Lakers.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games on the road.
New Orleans are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers.
New Orleans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 6 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
New Orleans are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Lakers’ last 8 games.
LA Lakers are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Lakers’ last 8 games against New Orleans.
LA Lakers are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games at home.
LA Lakers are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games when playing at home against New Orleans.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of LA Lakers’ last 19 games this season.
LA Lakers are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Lakers’ last 6 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.
LA Lakers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games played in January.

Injuries

New Orleans Pelicans

Darius Miller SF Knee is out indefinitely
Zion Williamson PF Knee is out indefinitely

Los Angeles Lakers

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

Head-to-Head
New Orleans Pelicans Los Angeles Lakers
13-19-2 Against the Spread 18-16
16-18 Straight Up 14-20
112 Points per Game 112
116 Points Allowed per Game 105
44.69 Offensive FG% 48.21
73.5 Offensive FT% 73.54
36.85 Offensive 3PT% 35
46.6 Defensive FG% 43.93
79.67 Defensive FT% 79.87
35.94 Defensive 3PT% 33.84

New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks

Despite the Pelicans’ four-game winning run, online bookmakers still view them as double-digit road dogs to the Lakers. That should motivate head coach Alvin Gentry and his guys to play harder against the top team in the West.

Moneyline: The Lakers will survive a testy battle with the Pelicans and get another SU win. LeBron James and Anthony Davis will once again have a big night, but I expect the Pels’ young guns to show up in the game, especially former Lakers Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Josh Hart.

ATS: A 10.5 points extra points would give the Pelicans a huge advantage in their attempt to snatch an ATS win in Los Angeles. New Orleans has covered the spread in the last four games.

TOTALs: The total opened at 226 points. The Pelicans scored 127 points in their last game against the Rockets, but I am not so sure if they can score that much against the Lakers’ defense that ranks fourth in the league at 105 points allowed per game. I pick UNDER.

Score Prediction: 110 – 103 Lakers