Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 1/3/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 1/3/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Pelicans (11-23) at Los Angeles Lakers (27-7)

NBA Basketball: Friday, January 3, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -11 -- Over/Under: 226.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Lakers meet Friday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The New Orleans Pelicans look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 112.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 116.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 25.3 points and 3.9 assists while Jrue Holiday is averaging 19.9 points and 4.9 rebounds. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Hart is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have split their last six road games.

The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112.6 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 27.3 points and 9.3 rebounds while LeBron James is averaging 25.1 points and 10.8 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won 10 of their last 14 home games.

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The Pelicans are 20-42-1 ATS in their last 63 Friday games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Lakers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Friday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Pelicans last 7 overall. The under is 6-2 in Lakers last 8 overall. The Pelicans are 17-8 ATS in the last 25 meetings in Los Angeles. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.

Don't look now, but the New Orleans Pelicans are playing some impressive basketball, winning four straight and winning their last five games by an average of 10.6 points while allowing 42.8 percent shooting. The Los Angeles Lakers have had some recent hiccups at home and are winning their last five games overall by an average of 0.4 points. The Lakers are also just 5-5 ATS as a double-digit favorite. We also must remember the Pelicans have a lot of former Lakers on their team, and you know they'll get up for this game, the same way they did in the fist meeting when the Pels lost by just four points. I want the free buckets.

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Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans +11

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