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