Lakers vs. Pelicans Prediction & Odds
The Pelicans have struggled mightily both on the court and at the betting window of late. With the Lakers only laying 1.5 points as a road favorite in New Orleans on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. ET,
is LeBron and Co. one of the better options on tonight’s NBA slate?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
559 Los Angeles Lakers (-1.5) at 560 New Orleans Pelicans (+1.5); o/u 235
6:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, February 4, 2023
Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
Lakers vs. Pelicans Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 67% of public bettors are currently backing the Lakers when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin
LeBron James is questionable for Saturday's matchup with the Pelicans due to left ankle soreness. To quote Aerosmith, "It's the same old story, same old song and dance." LeBron James showing up on the injury report is nothing new, and now that he's just 63 points away from breaking the NBA's all-time scoring record, we doubt he'll sit out against New Orleans. Count on him being available.
New Orleans Pelicans DFS Spin
C.J. McCollum finished Thursday's 111-106 loss to the Mavericks with 19 points (9-of-14 FGs), four rebounds, eight assists, one block, and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes. McCollum, a 6th-round player in 9-cat formats over the last two weeks, has a solid night running the show in Dallas. He's had seven assists or more in three of his last four outings, and his season average of 5.9 per game is the best of his career. The Pelicans, who did not arrive in Dallas until early Thursday afternoon, head home for a back-to-back against the Lakers (Saturday) and Kings (Sunday). Hopefully, the team's recent travel schedule doesn't negatively impact McCollum and the other rotation players.
Lakers vs. Pelicans NBA Betting Trends
Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings
Under is 9-4 in Lakers last 13 overall
Under is 5-2 in Pelicans last 7 overall
Under is 5-1 in Pelicans last 6 home games
Lakers vs. Pelicans NBA Prediction:
The Lakers are just 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games in New Orleans, but they’re also 16-5 against the number in their last 21 games versus an opponent with a losing record and are 4-0 at the betting window in their last four games coming off an ATS loss. On the other side, the Pelicans are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, are winless against the number in their last five games overall and are 0-4 ATS in their last four games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous contest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES LAKERS -1.5