Friday, April 8, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, April 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.5.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 16-62 and a road record of 5-33. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.3 as they are averaging 97.3 points per game while giving up 106.6 per contest. Los Angeles is 2-14 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 7-41. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Pelicans have an overall record of 29-49 and a home record of 20-18. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of -3.3. New Orleans has a division record of 4-12 and a conference record of 19-30. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.4 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Jrue Holiday averages 16.8 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Ryan Anderson averages 17 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Los Angeles averages 97.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 18 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.6 per game. The Lakers allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.1 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.4 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 17th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 7th with 13.4 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Lakers average 97.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 87.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -12.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -13 per contest. The Lakers have an offensive rating of 101.7 and a defensive rating of 111.4. In terms of pace they average 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Pelicans score 105.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 98.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.2 points per game. The Pelicans rating on offense is 105.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108.7. They get 96.8 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 28% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 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 35-42-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 34-44-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 35-43-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 39-37-2 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
04/05/16 F Brandon Bass None out for season
04/05/16 G Louis Williams None out for season
03/05/16 F Anthony Brown Foot out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
04/07/16 G Tim Frazier Ankle injured last game, "?" Friday vs. LA Lakers
04/02/16 PG Norris Cole Back out indefinitely
03/29/16 F Alonzo Gee Quad out for season
03/29/16 PG Jrue Holiday Eye out for season
03/25/16 F Ryan Anderson Groin out indefinitely
03/20/16 F Anthony Davis Knee out for season
03/10/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out for season
02/25/16 G Bryce Dejean-Jones Wrist out for season
02/12/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out for season
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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