Lakers failing to cover off wins

Why you should bet against the Lakers on Thursday night vs. the Pelicans

The Lakers won for only the 10th time this season when they beat the Timberwolves 119-115 on Tuesday. Here's why you should bet against L.A. tonight.

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The Lakers are just 3-12 against the spread in their last 15 games coming off a win. This season, they're 3-6 against the number coming off a win and lost by an average margin of 11.2 points in those nine games. They're also 11-16 against the number this season as a road underdog, losing by an average margin of 12.5 points.

The Pelicans haven't been a strong bet themselves lately, going 1-4 against the spread in their last five games. That said, they're a perfect 4-0 at the betting window in their last four games playing on zero rest and that's the situation they'll find themselves in tonight after losing 110-97 to the Spurs on Wednesday.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book RealBet.eu, the Pelicans are 10.5-point home favorites versus the Lakers for tonight's 9:30PM ET matchup on TNT. The over/under, meanwhile, is sitting at 209 points, which is up from the opening number of 208.5.

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