Pelicans at Lakers Prediction - NBA Picks 2/15/23

Los Angeles Lakers (26-32) vs New Orleans Pelicans (30-28)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -3 -- Over/Under: 233.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Lakers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.1 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 26 points and 7 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 22.3 points and 5 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 117 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 118.4 points on 47.3 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 30.2 points and 8.5 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 25.9 points and 12.4 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Malik Beasley is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.

Pelicans vs Lakers Trends

The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 27-13 in Pelicans last 40 Wednesday games. The under is 8-3 in Lakers last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pelicans are 2-5-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The New Orleans Pelicans have been hit or miss these last few weeks since Zion has gone down and now McCollum is listed questionable, which means they could be without two of their top three players. The Los Angeles Lakers may not have LeBron again, and they're not lighting the world on fire, but they're healthy outside of that and with the additions they made at the deadline, there's no reason they can't win this game at home. They need the win if we're being honest. I'll lay the bucket. 

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -3

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