Los Angeles Lakers at New Orleans Pelicans - 3/27/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans (31-42) vs Los Angeles Lakers (31-42)

Game Info: Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)

Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -3 -- Over/Under: 228 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans meet Sunday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last eight games.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 111.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 114 points on 46.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29.8 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 23.1 points and 9.7 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.

The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 108.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting. CJ McCollum is averaging 26.1 points and 4.9 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 22.8 points and 5.7 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Devonte’ Graham is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.

The Lakers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pelicans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Lakers last 4 overall. The over is 4-1 in Pelicans last 5 overall. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in New Orleans.

The Los Angeles Lakers have the rest advantage, and it's not like the Pelicans are lighting the world on fire. There's a case to be made for the road dog here. However, we've given the Los Angeles Lakers chance time and time again this season, for them to only stab us in the back. The Lakers are god awful, and that includes losing on the road by an average of 4.8 points. I'm not thrilled to lay the points with the Pels, but backing the Lakers isn't an option for me.

Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans -3

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