Pelicans vs Lakers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 23, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 23, 2021 - Last Updated on April 2, 2021

A game after he put up 30 points in a 113-108 win over the Nuggets, Brandon Ingram leads the New Orleans Pelicans (18-24) at home against the Los Angeles Lakers (28-15) on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. The Pelicans are favored by 5.5 points in the matchup, which starts at 7:30 PM ET on TNT. The matchup’s point total is set at 222.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of March 22, 2021, 4:55 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pelicans vs Lakers Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 23

Pelicans:
Lonzo Ball: Day To Day (Hip),
JJ Redick: Out (Heel)

Lakers:
Anthony Davis: Out (Achilles),
LeBron James: Out (Ankle),
Jared Dudley: Out (Knee),
Marc Gasol: Day To Day (Conditioning)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Lakers (+5.5)
Total Pick Over (222)
Prediction Lakers 113, Pelicans 112

While William Hill has the Pelicans winning by 5.5, the model has the Lakers taking home the victory, with a considerable margin between the two spreads (6.4 points). Take the Lakers.

The model predicts a total 1.9 points higher than the one set by William Hill for this matchup.

Click here for today’s NBA betting picks from our team of experts.

Pelicans Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Zion Williamson 40 25.7 7.0 3.4 0.9 0.7 0.2
Brandon Ingram 42 23.9 5.1 4.7 0.7 0.7 2.4
Lonzo Ball 38 14.2 4.2 5.6 1.3 0.6 3.0
Eric Bledsoe 41 11.5 3.4 3.8 0.7 0.3 1.8
Josh Hart 42 9.3 7.5 2.2 0.7 0.2 1.4

Lakers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 41 25.4 7.9 7.9 1.0 0.6 2.4
Anthony Davis 23 22.5 8.4 3.0 1.4 1.8 0.7
Dennis Schroder 39 15.0 3.5 4.6 1.0 0.2 1.0
Montrezl Harrell 43 14.7 6.6 1.1 0.7 0.8 0.0
Kyle Kuzma 42 12.0 6.7 1.4 0.5 0.6 1.9

Shooting Trends

  • The Pelicans are shooting 48.5% from the field this season, 3.1 percentage points higher than the 45.4% the Lakers allow to opponents.
  • In games New Orleans shoots better than 45.4% from the field, it is 17-11-1 against the spread and 15-14 overall.
  • Los Angeles is 15-16 against the spread and 21-10 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 48.5% from the field.
  • The Lakers are shooting 48.3% from the field, 1.1% higher than the 47.2% the Pelicans’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Los Angeles has put together a 14-9 record against the spread and a 17-6 straight up record in games it shoots higher than 47.2% from the field.
  • This season, New Orleans has a 14-9 record against the spread and a 15-9 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot higher than 48.3% from the field.
  • The Pelicans are knocking down 35.4% of their three-point shots this season, 0.3% higher than the 35.1% the Lakers allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • New Orleans has collected a 15-5-1 record against the spread and a 14-7 straight-up record in games this season when the team hits more than 35.1% of its three-point attempts.
  • Los Angeles is 14-9 against the spread and 17-6 overall when its opponents shoot better than 35.4% from deep.
  • The Lakers’ three-point shooting percentage this season (35%) is just 3.9 percentage points lower than opponents of the Pelicans are averaging (38.9%).
  • Los Angeles is 10-4 ATS and 12-2 overall when the team makes more than 38.9% of its three-point attempts.
  • New Orleans has an 11-4 ATS record and a 12-3 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 35% from three-point distance.
  • The Pelicans’ 11 made three-pointers per game this season are just 0.4 more made shots on average than the 10.6 per game the Lakers allow.
  • New Orleans is 7-1 against the spread and 7-1 overall when it hit more three-pointers than its opponents, while Los Angeles is 8-15 ATS and 11-12 straight up in games when it is out-shot from the three-point line.
  • The Pelicans make the 23rd-most three-pointers in the league, while the Lakers allow the fourth-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Pelicans vs Lakers Stat Rankings

Pelicans Rank Pelicans AVG Lakers AVG Lakers Rank
5th 112.6 Points Scored 111.5 20th
25th 115.1 Points Allowed 106.2 2nd
3rd 45.4 Rebounds 45.4 7th
1st 11.6 Off. Rebounds 9.8 17th
23rd 11 3pt Made 10.6 27th
9th 25.6 Assists 24.7 16th
16th 13.2 Turnovers 14.5 25th

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