New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/22/2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, October 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 3 point favorites.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 0-2. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -10.0 as they are averaging 105.5 points per game while giving up 115.5 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 1-1. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 112.0 points per game and surrendering 119.0, good for a point differential of -7.0.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 1-1-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Rajon Rondo Hernia is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
10/20/17 C Andrew Bogut Groin is "?" Sunday vs New Orleans
10/20/17 G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Suspension Served is probable Sunday vs New Orleans
10/20/17 F Luol Deng Undisclosed is "?" Sunday vs new Orleans
Anthony Davis averages 34 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 17 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Demarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 31 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 17.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Julius Randle averages 8.5 points per game while playing 15 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 115.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 6 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league. New Orleans averages 105.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 47.5 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 9.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 119 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 42% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 20 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 52.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 7.5 per game this season. Los Angeles is 9th in the league with 112 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -7. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 48 boards per game and 18th in assists per contest with 21.5. The Lakers are 27th in turnovers per game with 10.
The Pelicans are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 114, and their defensive rating of 124.8 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 92.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 19th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. New Orleans is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 8.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 5.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 8th in the league.
Los Angeles is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 8.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 6.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 17th in the league. The Lakers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.5, and their defensive rating of 116.3 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 16th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 23% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +3
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