Lakers vs. Pelicans Prediction & Odds

Lakers vs. Pelicans, 3/14/23 NBA Betting Prediction, Odds & Trends

Two teams headed in opposite directions over their last 10 games will square off in New Orleans on Tuesday night where the Pelicans will host the Lakers at 8:00 p.m. ET.

With the Lakers having won seven out of their last 10 games, are the wise play tonight as slight dogs?

Game Matchup & Betting Odds

567 Los Angeles Lakers (+1.5) at 568 New Orleans Pelicans (-1.5); o/u 232.5

8:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA

Lakers vs. Pelicans Public Betting Information

Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 53% of public bettors are currently backing the Nuggets 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

Anthony Davis tallied 17 points (8-of-18 FGs, 1-of-5 FTs), 16 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one blocked shot in Sunday's 112-108 loss to the Knicks, playing 37 minutes.  While Davis didn't have a terrible night shooting the basketball when play was live, the same can't be said for what happened at the foul line. He shot 1-of-5 from the charity stripe, a shocking output from a player who entered Sunday shooting 81.0%. The occasional bad night from the foul line isn't a huge deal, given Davis's overall production and the numbers he put up in other categories Sunday night. He's still a top-5 player in 9-cat formats for the season, and that's unlikely to change anytime soon. The Lakers have four games on the schedule for Week 21, beginning Tuesday in New Orleans.

New Orleans Pelicans DFS Spin

C.J. McCollum played 30 minutes in Sunday's 127-110 win over Portland, tallying 22 points (8-of-17 FGs, 2-of-4 FTs), five rebounds, 11 assists, one steal, and four 3-pointers. McCollum recorded his fifth double-double of the season on Sunday, with this being his first since December 23. He's scored 22 points or more in five of his last six games, edging closer to top-75 value in 9-cat formats for the season. And McCollum could have done even more on Sunday, but there was no need to have him on the court at all during the fourth quarter. New Orleans will play three games in Week 21, a key matchup with the Lakers on Tuesday, followed by two games in Houston against the rebuilding Rockets.

Lakers vs. Pelicans NBA Betting Trends

Lakers are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in New Orleans

Lakers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall

Pelicans are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall

Pelicans are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game

Lakers vs. Pelicans NBA Prediction:

The Lakers have fared much better at the betting window than the Pelicans of late, but they’ve also struggled in New Orleans so I’m avoiding L.A. tonight. Instead, I’m taking the under, which is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams, is 6-1 in the Pelicans’ last seven games overall and is a perfect 4-0 in New Orleans’ last four games after scoring 100 points or more in its previous contest. The under is also 13-3-1 in the Lakers’ last 17 games playing on one day of rest, is 4-1 in their last five games overall and is 4-0 in their last four games versus a team with a losing record.


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