Thursday, February 4, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday, February 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 10-41 and a road record of 4-23. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -10.1 as they are averaging 96.3 points per game while giving up 106.4 per contest. Los Angeles is 1-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 4-29. They are 1-9 in their last 10 games. The Pelicans have an overall record of 18-29 and a home record of 13-11. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.6 points per game and surrendering 105.1, good for a point differential of -2.5. New Orleans has a division record of 4-7 and a conference record of 12-19. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.2 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Anthony Davis averages 22.9 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Ryan Anderson averages 17.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Los Angeles averages 96.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 51.8 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.2 per game. The Lakers allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.6 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.6 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 5th with 13.4 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Lakers average 97 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -12.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -9 per contest. The Lakers have an offensive rating of 100.1 and a defensive rating of 110.6. In terms of pace they average 96 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Pelicans score 106.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 104.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1 points per game. The Pelicans rating on offense is 106.2 and they have a defensive rating of 108.8. They get 96 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 22-28-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 23-28-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 20-27-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 23-23-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
02/01/16 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
02/02/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Wednesday vs. San Antonio
01/19/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out 4-6 weeks
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans
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