Pelicans vs Lakers
New Orleans at L.A. Lakers
LAL -10 O/U: 219
NBA Odds, NBA Predictions, NBA Free picks for 1/15/21
The Pelicans continue their West Coast road trip with a trip to the Staples Center that could get ugly and ugly means this Total will go UNDER. New Orleans could be without three starters – Eric Bledsoe, Lonzo Ball, and Zion Williamson. The Pelicans pace is one of the slowest in the league. New Orleans is 25 th in possessions per game. You can’t generate a ton of points without the ball. The Pelicans are also one of the better defensive teams in the NBA. They give up 107 points per game, seventh in the league. That defense has failed New Orleans as of late with four straight losses and will be put to the test against LeBron James (24.3 ppg), Anthony Davis (22.1 ppg), and company.
The Lakers have won their last four in a row and eight of their last nine. L.A. averages 115.7 points a game. Despite their ability to score, the Total has gone UNDER in eight of the Lakers last 11 games. L.A. put up 120 and 117 in consecutive wins over Houston this week and in both games the UNDER cashed. Even though New Orleans defense has failed them recently, the Total has gone UNDER in each of the
Pelicans last five games on the road. This is a game the Lakers should win easily, but with the Pelicans slower pace and lack of offensive firepower the UNDER hits in this one.
FREE PICK PELICANS VS LAKERS UNDER 219