New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/6/2014
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 9:30 PM
Staples Center in Los Angeles
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On Sunday night, the New Orleans Pelicans will be visiting the Los Angeles Lakers, who are currently on a two-game losing skid.
In their first game against each other this season, the Pelicans came away with a 109-102 win at home. New Orleans shot the ball very well as a team in that win, making 54.9 percent of their shots. The Lakers only had nine turnovers, but they also only finished with a 41.7 percent field goal percentage.
Pelicans star Anthony Davis has played against the Lakers seven times so far in his career, averaging 21.3 points and 9.6 rebounds per game against them. Shooting guard Tyreke Evans has averaged 16.6 points per game against Los Angeles in his career, while Eric Gordon has averaged 17.2 points per game against them in 17 games.
The Lakers lost their second game in a row on Friday when the Boston Celtics defeated them 113-96 on the road. Los Angeles made just 41.3 percent of their shots in that loss while also being outrebounded 54-38.
Through their first 20 games, the Lakers have been able to score 103.3 points per game, but they are also giving up 111.2 points per game to their opponents. Stat guard Kobe Bryant has been able to score 25.8 points per game this season, but he is only making 39.1 percent of his shot attempts.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
New Orleans Pelicans are 8-9-0 Against the Spread
New Orleans Pelicans are 9-7-0 against the Over/Under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Lakers are 9-10-1 Against the Spread
Los Angeles Lakers are 11-9-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
New Orleans Pelicans
11/24/14 G Eric Gordon Shoulder out indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers
11/24/14 F Xavier Henry Achilles out indefinitely
11/17/14 F Ryan Kelly Hamstring out indefinitely
10/28/14 F Julius Randle Tibia out for season
10/23/14 G Steve Nash Back out for season
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans
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