Lakers vs Pelicans: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – January 15, 2021

The New Orleans Pelicans (4-6) visit the Los Angeles Lakers (10-3) as underdogs after Nickeil Alexander-Walker put up 37 points in the Pelicans’ 111-106 loss to the Clippers. The matchup airs on ESPN at 10:00 PM ET on Friday, January 15, 2021. The over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of January 15, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Pelicans Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of January 15

Lakers:
Wesley Matthews: Day To Day (Achilles),
Jared Dudley: Day To Day (Calf),
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Day To Day (Ankle),
Anthony Davis: Day To Day (Back),
LeBron James: Day To Day (Ankle)

Pelicans:
Lonzo Ball: Out (Knee),
Eric Bledsoe: Day To Day (Eye)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Lakers (-8.5)
Prediction Lakers 115, Pelicans 103

The Lakers are the bet in this game. They’re favored by 3.8 more points in the model than FanDuel (12.3 to 8.5).

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Lakers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 13 24.3 8.0 7.5 0.8 0.4 2.5
Anthony Davis 11 22.1 8.5 2.9 1.1 1.7 1.2
Dennis Schroder 13 14.2 4.1 4.8 0.8 0.2 1.2
Montrezl Harrell 13 13.6 7.5 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.0
Kyle Kuzma 13 10.5 4.6 1.2 0.2 0.8 1.8

Lakers Player Props

  • LeBron James’ PRA prop total for the game is set at 39.5, 0.3 less than his season average of 39.8.
  • Anthony Davis’ PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 34.5, 1.0 higher than his season average of 33.5.
  • James’ three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, equal to his season average of 2.5.
  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.7 steals lower than his season average of 1.2.

Pelicans Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Brandon Ingram 10 23.8 7.0 5.5 0.6 0.9 2.0
Zion Williamson 9 21.9 8.1 1.3 1.3 0.4 0.0
Lonzo Ball 9 12.4 4.3 4.4 1.1 0.7 2.2
Eric Bledsoe 9 11.8 3.2 4.3 1.1 0.3 1.9
Nickeil Alexander-Walker 8 11.5 2.5 1.4 0.9 0.1 1.5

Pelicans Player Props

  • Brandon Ingram’s points prop total for the contest is set at 34.5, 10.7 points higher than his season average of 23.8.
  • Steven Adams’ PRA prop total for the contest is set at 33.5, 11.6 greater than his season average of 21.9.
  • Lonzo Ball’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.3 shots greater than his season average of 2.2.
  • Adams’ steals prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals greater than his season average of 1.4.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Lakers have a 49.3% shooting percentage from the field, which is 4.5% higher than the 44.8% of shots the Pelicans’ opponents have knocked down.
  • In games Los Angeles shoots higher than 44.8% from the field, it is 7-4 against the spread and 8-3 overall.
  • New Orleans has a 4-5 record against the spread and a 4-5 record overall when allowing its opponents to hit more than 49.3% of their shots from the field.
  • The Pelicans have shot at a 45.8% rate from the field this season, 1.9 percentage points greater than the 43.9% shooting opponents of the Lakers have averaged.
  • New Orleans is 3-3 against the spread and 2-4 overall when it shoots higher than 43.9% from the field.
  • Los Angeles is 5-2 against the spread and 7-0 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot greater than 45.8% from the field.
  • The Lakers’ 39.6% three-point shooting percentage this season is 2.3 percentage points higher than opponents of the Pelicans have shot from deep (37.3%).
  • Los Angeles has a 4-2 record against the spread and a 6-0 record overall when the team makes more than 37.3% of its three-point attempts.
  • New Orleans has put up a 3-2 against the spread while going 4-1 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot higher than 39.6% from downtown.
  • The Pelicans’ three-point shooting percentage this season (32.5%) is 1.6 percentage points lower than opponents of the Lakers are averaging (34.1%).
  • New Orleans is 4-1 ATS and 3-2 overall when the team makes more than 34.1% of its three-point attempts.
  • Los Angeles has a 5-0 ATS record and a 5-0 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 32.5% from three-point range.
  • The Lakers knock down 12.5 three-pointers per game this season, 2.3 more makes per game than the Pelicans give up (10.2).
  • Los Angeles has gone 6-2 against the spread and 8-0 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When New Orleans hits fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 2-6 ATS and 2-6 straight up.
  • The Pelicans are the 26th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Lakers allow the fifth-fewest makes from deep.

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Lakers vs Pelicans Stat Rankings

Lakers Rank Lakers AVG Pelicans AVG Pelicans Rank
7th 115.7 Points Scored 107 25th
3rd 105.2 Points Allowed 107 7th
4th 48.8 Rebounds 48.5 3rd
14th 10.2 Off. Rebounds 11.5 6th
19th 12.5 3pt Made 10.2 26th
13th 25.3 Assists 22.8 24th
23rd 15.1 Turnovers 15.3 26th

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