Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 33-47. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.0 as they are averaging 104.5 points per game while giving up 106.5 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 25-55. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.7 points per game and surrendering 111.7, good for a point differential of -7.0.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 37-41-2 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 37-43-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 36-42-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 44-35-1 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
04/10/17 F/C DeMarcus Cousins Achilles doubtful Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
04/10/17 F Anthony Davis Knee "?" Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
04/08/17 G E'Twaun Moore Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. LA Lakers
03/17/17 C Omer Asik Illness out for season
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
04/01/17 F Nick Young Ankle out for season
03/31/17 C Ivica Zubac Ankle out for season
03/15/17 F Luol Deng None out for season
03/14/17 C Timofey Mozgov None out for season
Demarcus Cousins comes into this game averaging 27 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Pelicans. He pulls down 11.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Anthony Davis averages 28 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 11.8 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
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Julius Randle averages 13.2 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 104.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.04 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 12.8 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.3 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 104.7 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.01 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 6th with 15.2 per game. The Lakers allow 111.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 25.7 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Lakers force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 105.4 and a defensive rating of 107.5. In terms of pace they average 98 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Lakers rating on offense is 106.2 and they have a defensive rating of 113.3. They get 98.4 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 30% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans +1.5
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