Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 11-25 and a road record of 4-16. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.7 as they are averaging 101.3 points per game while giving up 106 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 8-31 and a home record of 4-12. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 96.7 points per game and surrendering 105.9, good for a point differential of -9.2.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 22.8 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Ryan Anderson averages 16.7 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Kobe Bryant averages 17.6 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
New Orleans averages 101.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 96.7 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 12th with 14.2 per game. The Lakers allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Lakers force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 14-22-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 14-21-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 17-22-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 18-21-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
01/11/16 F Anthony Davis Back "?" Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee "?" Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/11/16 F Brandon Bass Eye "?" Tuesday vs. New Orleans
01/11/16 PG D'Angelo Russell Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. New Orleans
01/11/16 F Julius Randle Foot injured last game, probable Tuesday vs. New Orleans
01/11/16 G Kobe Bryant Achilles "?" Tuesday vs. New Orleans
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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