Lakers vs. Pelicans Prediction
Two teams that can’t wait for the 2015-16 season to end will meet in New Orleans when the Pelicans host the Lakers at 8:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Pelicans are now 3-point home favorites versus the Lakers after opening as a 2-point fave for tonight’s game. The total, meanwhile, opened at 203 and that’s where the number currently sits.
Due to a rash of injuries, New Orleans will roll out a starting five of Toney Douglas, James Ennis, Dante Cunningham, Alexis Ajinca and Omer Asik, same as the team did on Wednesday. But even when the Pelicans have been at full strength they’ve been unable to beat the Lakers, who could complete a season sweep of New Orleans with a win tonight.
The Lakers are 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 trips to New Orleans and 8-2 agians thte spread in their last 10 games versus a team with a winning percentage below .400. The road team is also 27-11 at the betting window in the last 38 meetings between these two teams.
Take the Lakers in what will be Kobe Bryant’s final trip to the “Big Easy.”
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