Lakers at Pelicans Prediction - NBA Picks 2/4/23

New Orleans Pelicans (26-27) vs Los Angeles Lakers (25-28)

Game Info: Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 6:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)

Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans +1 -- Over/Under: 235.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans meet Saturday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 116.9 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 118.1 points on 47.2 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 30.2 points and 8.5 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 26.8 points and 11.9 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Lonnie Walker IV is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.

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The New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 114.8 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 26 points and 7 rebounds, while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.3 points and 4.4 rebounds. Brandon Ingram is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.6 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.

Pelicans vs Lakers Trends

The Lakers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 9-4 in Lakers last 13 overall. The under is 5-2 in Pelicans last 7 overall. The Lakers are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in New Orleans.

Randy’s Free Pick

The New Orleans Pelicans are still banged up and that's led to them losing their last 5 games by an average of 11.6 points. The Los Angeles Lakers continue to run hot and cold, but they're healthy for the most part, and they need to take advantage of spots like this if they're going to sneak into the playoffs. The Pels look terrible without Zion. Give me the Lakers in this toss up.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -1

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