Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 11/27/2019
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -6.5
Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers (15-2, 1st in the Pacific Division) head to Smoothie King Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the New Orleans Pelicans (6-11, 3rd in the Southwest Division). The line on this game has Los Angeles as 6.5 point favorites. The O/U opens at 228.
The Lakers are covering the spread 58.8% of the time, having gone 10-7-0 ATS. New Orleans is covering the spread 47.1% of the time, going 8-9-0 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/21/2019 Avery Bradley PG Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Nov 29
8/15/2019 DeMarcus Cousins C Knee Expected to be out until at least May 15
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/24/2019 Derrick Favors PF Back Game Time Decision
11/24/2019 Josh Hart SG Knee Game Time Decision
11/22/2019 Zion Williamson SF Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 15
8/29/2019 Darius Miller SF Achilles Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 25.1 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. LeBron James averages 25.6 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.0 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Jrue Holiday averages 18.7 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 7.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Brandon Ingram averages 26.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 112.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 26.6 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.8 per game. The Lakers allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans is 5th in the league with 116.0 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.4. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 45.3 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 25.9. The Pelicans are 10th in turnovers per game with 16.2. The Pelicans surrender 120.4 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.6 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 46.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game.
The Lakers are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 102.4, and their offensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 1st. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 24th in the NBA.
New Orleans is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 114, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 26th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 105 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 8th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans +6.5
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