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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers Online NBA Betting Picks

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers

There’s a bit of online NBA betting drama brewing in the league and unsurprisingly it revolves around LeBron James. Recently a story hit the wire stating that an NBA executive was critical of James’ presence in Los Angeles. Specifically this executive, who chose to remain nameless, critiqued LeBron by saying that James has robbed the club of its chemistry. Moreover, the article made it clear that James did this by voicing his desire for Los Angeles to acquire Anthony Davis from the Pelicans. Interestingly enough, both James and Davis will be on the court tonight. Albeit, they’ll be playing on opposite sides of the ball. So who should NBA sports betting fans take in this New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers contest?

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers – Wed., February 27th         

When: 10:30 pm ET

Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN, NBA League Pass

Online NBA Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Pelicans +5½ (-110) 239½ (-110) +185
Lakers -5½ (-110) 239½ (-110) -225
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New Orleans Pelicans       

New Orleans Pelicans v Brooklyn NetsThe Pelicans fly into this Western Conference matchup flashing a meager 27-35 record. Despite having one of the better superstars in the league, New Orleans is unable to build any sort of meaningful success. At the present time they rank 3rd overall in the Southwest Division and 12th overall in the Western Conference. And since they’re 6 games behind the 8th seeded San Antonio Spurs, it does not look like New Orleans has a shot at the playoffs. At least not from what we’ve seen out of them this season.

Furthermore, the Pelicans are 2-3 in their last 5 so it’s safe to say that they don’t bring any momentum into this evening’s contest. Albeit Los Angeles hasn’t been that great as of late and they could end up losing to Davis and the Pelicans here. After all, New Orleans is 7-3 in their last 10 versus LA.

Players to Watch: Anthony Davis (27.6 ppg, 12.6 rpg, 4.1 apg), Jrue Holiday (21.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 7.9 apg), and Julius Randle (20.1 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 3.0 apg).

Los Angeles Lakers       

Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans PelicansThe Lakers bounce into this Wednesday night contest sporting a 29-31 record. That losing record ranks Los Angeles 4th overall in the Pacific and 11th in the Western Conference. To make the postseason, LeBron & Co. would have to usurp the 8th seeded Spurs, who have a 3 game lead over the Lakers. All in all a team with LeBron on its roster is more than capable of bridging that gap. Especially since San Antonio has been one of the more inconsistent teams out of the West this season. As for tonight’s contest, the Lakers are finally looking healthy but will still be without Lonzo this evening. It’s obvious that their defense has taken a hit with Ball and this makes them susceptible to getting upset at home tonight.

Players to Watch: LeBron James (26.8 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 7.8 apg), Kyle Kuzma (19.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.5 apg), and Brandon Ingram (17.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.0 apg).

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans’s last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
  • New Orleans is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
  • New Orleans is 17-7 ATS in its last 24 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games when playing New Orleans
  • LA Lakers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans
  • LA Lakers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks

So which team should mobile betting fans take in this New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers matchup? All things considered, this one is a bit of a tossup. After all the Pelicans are pretty inconsistent and the Lakers defense is pretty bad without Lonzo. Nevertheless, the odds here are pegging the Lakers as a heavy favorite at home. Maybe taking the Pelicans on that upset line isn’t a bad idea here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 119-112 New Orleans.