Los Angeles Lakers at New Orleans Pelicans Free NBA Picks & Odds 11-12-2016
by Guy Bruhn - 11/11/2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, November 12, 2016. The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 5-4. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 107.8 points per game while giving up 106.6 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 1-8. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.6 points per game and surrendering 107.7, good for a point differential of -6.1.
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Julius Randle comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 28 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. D'Angelo Russell averages 15.6 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Tim Frazier averages 12.3 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 7.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Anthony Davis averages 31 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.1 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Los Angeles averages 107.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 18.1 per game. The Lakers allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
New Orleans averages 101.6 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 51.3 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 12th with 13.4 per game. The Pelicans allow 107.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 57.2 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Pelicans force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 107.3 and a defensive rating of 106. In terms of pace they average 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pelicans rating on offense is 100 and they have a defensive rating of 106. They get 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 47%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 7-2-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 5-4-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 3-6-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 6-3-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 PG Jrue Holiday Personal out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans -1.5
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