Los Angeles Lakers at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Parlay 3/22/2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Smoothie King Center
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday, March 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 4 point favorites.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 31-39. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.6 as they are averaging 108.3 points per game while giving up 109.9 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 41-30. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 111.7 points per game and surrendering 111.0, good for a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 37-33-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 36-33-1 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 39-32-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 42-29-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/05/18 F Brandon Ingram Hip is out indefinitely
03/01/18 G Josh Hart Hand is out indefinitely
02/17/18 F Channing Frye Appendix is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
03/20/18 G Jrue Holiday Illness is "?" Wednesday vs Indiana
01/27/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out for season
Julius Randle averages 15.9 points per contest in 26.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 7.9 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 57% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%. Kyle Kuzma comes into this game averaging 15.6 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Jrue Holiday averages 19.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.4 rebounds per game and 5.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Anthony Davis has scored 28.2 points per contest while playing 36.5 minutes per game this season for the Pelicans. He hauls in 11.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 109.9 points per contest which is 26th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 23.5 assists per game which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Los Angeles averages 108.3 points per contest this year, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 14th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 46.3 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 15.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans give up 111 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 45.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Pelicans are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest this year. New Orleans is 4th in the NBA with 111.7 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.66. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 44 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 26.6. The Pelicans are 9th in turnovers per contest with 14.9.
The Lakers are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 108 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Los Angeles is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 21st in the league.
New Orleans is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 22nd in the league. The Pelicans are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 109 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles +4 and over 214 total points
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