New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 2/27/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Sunday, February 27, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
Crypto.com Arena is the location where the Los Angeles Lakers (27-31) will compete against the New Orleans Pelicans (23-36) on Sunday.
The Pelicans played the Mavericks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 125-118 in their last game. New Orleans walked away from the game having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (46 of 92) and knocked down 12 out of their 28 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Pelicans converted 14 of their 21 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In reference to grabbing boards, they compiled 48 with 17 of them being offensive. They also distributed 22 assists in this contest in addition to creating 4 turnovers and having 7 steals. In the matter of defending, New Orleans let their opponent shoot 53.7% from the field on 44 of 82 shooting. Dallas recorded 38 dimes and had 18 steals in the game. Furthermore, Dallas grabbed 31 rebounds (7 offensive, 24 defensive), but finished the game with no blocks. Dallas ended up going 72.0% when shooting free throws by making 18 of 25 shots. They also converted 19 of their 40 shots from distance. In relation to personal fouls, the Pelicans ended up finishing with 18 and the Mavericks finished the game with 8 personal fouls.
CJ McCollum is someone who had an impact for this contest. McCollum ended up going 53.8% from the field and dished out 5 assists. He played 40 minutes and collected 2 rebounds. He had 38 points on 14 of 26 shooting.
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New Orleans enters this one with a win-loss mark of 23-36 on the year. They are averaging 106.3 pts per contest (26th in the league) while hitting 44.7% from the field. The Pelicans are hitting 32.8% on shots from 3-point land (633 of 1,929) and 79.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, New Orleans is pulling in 45.0 rebounds per contest and has earned 1,456 dimes on the campaign, which is 13th in basketball in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 14.4 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.8 fouls every game.
On defense, the Pelicans are able to force 13.4 turnovers every game and they draw 20.2 personal fouls. They rank 11th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,411 surrendered this season. The Pelicans defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 46.6% (2,359 of 5,064) and they surrender 42.3 rebounds per contest as a team. They relinquish 36.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 15th in the NBA in PPG allowed (109.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Lakers walked away with a victory by a final of 106-101 when they faced the Jazz. When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Los Angeles permitted Utah to get 33 in all (8 offensive). They finished 33.3% from three-point range by shooting 11 out of 33 and finished the game at 16 of 19 at the free throw line (84.2%). The Lakers allowed the Jazz to convert 37 of their 79 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 46.8% in the matchup. Overall, the Lakers shot 41 out of 86 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.7%. When it comes to 3-point attempts, Los Angeles made 10 out of their 36 attempts (27.8%). They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw tries for a clip of 63.6%. The Jazz earned 13 fouls in this matchup which took the Lakers to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They also coughed it up 11 times, while getting 9 steals in this contest. The Lakers snagged 32 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 44 for this contest.
LeBron James pitched in for the Lakers for the contest. He converted 14 of 23 in this matchup giving him a rate of 60.9%, and earned 8 rebounds. James recorded 33 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 6 assists for the game.
Los Angeles has a win-loss mark of 27-31 on the season. The Lakers are responsible for committing 20.1 personal fouls every game and they go 72.0% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 24.2 times per contest (15th in the league) and they turn the ball over 14.7 times per contest. Los Angeles has totaled 6,433 pts for the campaign (110.9 per contest) and they collect 44.8 rebounds per contest. As an offensive team, the Lakers are shooting 46.6% from the field, which has them ranked 7th in basketball.
The Lakers on defense are ranked 26th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 112.4. They are forcing 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (16th in basketball). The Los Angeles defense gives up 34.4% on shots from beyond the arc (730 of 2,123) and opponents are knocking down 74.7% of their free throw shots. They surrender 25.7 dimes and 47.1 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 27th and 27th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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