Pelicans vs. Lakers Prediction
The Pelicans and Lakers will play the second game of Sunday’s NBA double header on ESPN when the two teams meet in L.A. at 10:00 p.m. ET. With the Lakers listed as a 2-point home favorite and the total sitting at 225, what’s the best bet when it comes to this matchup?
547 New Orleans Pelicans (+2) at 548 Los Angeles Lakers (-2); o/u 225
10:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, February 27, 2022
Venue: crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
New Orleans Pelicans DFS Notes
C.J. McCollum dropped a game-high 32 points vs. the Suns on Friday with six rebounds, four assists, one steal and two triples in 35 minutes. The trade from Portland may have saved his fantasy season, as the Blazers are going to be aggressively tanking down the stretch while the Pelicans make a push for a play-in spot. McCollum has been on fire too, posting first-round value over his last five games with 31.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.2 dimes, 1.4 steals and 3.4 triples.
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Notes
LeBron James (left knee soreness/effusion) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Pelicans. LeBron James’ questionable tag is the new Anthony Davis probable tag — he always has one. The team is just being cautious with their star and there’s no reason LeBron wouldn’t suit up tomorrow in an attempt to get his team back on track.
Pelicans vs. Lakers NBA Betting Prediction
The Pelicans are just 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games versus the Lakers and are 0-4-1 against the number in their last five road games in this series. The Pelicans have also posted a 2-6-1 ATS record in their last nine games coming off a win of more than 10 points, while the Lakers are 6-1 at the window in their last seven games following an ATS loss. The Lakers are also 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games following a straight up loss and are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games when facing an opponent with a road winning percentage of less than .400.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES LAKERS -2