New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers - 1/15/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers - 1/15/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (10-3) vs New Orleans Pelicans (4-6)

Game Info: Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -8.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

Where to Watch: ESPN, Spectrum SportsNet, Fox Sports New Orleans Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now! Advertisement

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

The New Orleans Pelicans need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 107 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.8 points and seven rebounds while Zion Williamson is averaging 21.9 points and 8.1 rebounds. Lonzo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Bledsoe is dishing 4.3 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.4 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 115.7 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 24.3 points and 8.1 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 22.1 points and 2.9 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 39.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.8 rebounds per game.

Get the BEST EXPERT PICKS From PROVEN WINNERS

The Pelicans are 6-21-2 ATS in their last 29 Friday games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Lakers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The over is 5-0 in Pelicans last 5 overall. The under is 9-2 in Lakers last 11 overall. The Pelicans are 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The New Orleans Pelicans are a better team than what they've shown up to this point, but they're also a team I'm not eager to back just assuming things will turn around. The Los Angeles Lakers are piling up wins left and right, and while they're just 7-6 against the spread, they have the ability to win these games by double digits at a much higher clip. I need to see the Pelicans get it together before I can back them in games like this. I have no choice but to lay the number with the Lakers.

Bet $20 Win $100 Click Here

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -8.5

Get Premium Picks Start Winning Now »
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/15/21 Free NBA Pick and Prediction NBA Betting Tips

Guaranteed Packages

Guaranteed packages automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.

Dismiss