Pelicans vs Lakers Prediction NBA Picks 2/9/24

Los Angeles Lakers (28-25) vs New Orleans Pelicans (29-21)

Game Info: Friday, February 9, 2024 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers +1 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New Orleans Pelicans are riding a 4-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after winning 8 of their last 13 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers prediction.

New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans beat the Rockets, Spurs, Raptors, and Clippers during this streak. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 116.9 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 22.1 points and 5.4 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 21.7 points and 5.1 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers recently beat the Knicks and Hornets while losing to the Nuggets. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 116 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 117.1 points on 47.2 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 24.9 points and 7.3 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 24.7 points and 12.3 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Reaves is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (8.3).
  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for three-point field goal attempts per game this season (30.6).
  • The Pelicans rank 1st in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (34.4%).
  • The Pelicans rank 30th in the league for opponent three-point field goals attempts per game this season (39.1).

New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers prediction

The Los Angeles Lakers should be given the edge at home, but they're an old team on the end of a back to back and could be without Russell again. The Lakers also can't be in a great mind frame after losing in the final minutes last night on the same day Kobe's statue was revealed. The New Orleans Pelicans are talented, playing well at the moment, and have the rest advantage. The Pelicans also beat the Lakers by 20 points on New Year's Eve. You can argue the Pels in this near pick em spot is a steal. 

Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans -1

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