The Los Angeles Lakers travel to the swamp to face the New Orleans Pelicans. The last time these two teams clashed, L.A. secured a 120-102 victory.
Can the Lakers ground the Pelicans again, or will New Orleans soar to a much-needed win?
Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans Match Details
Fixture: Los Angeles @ New Orleans
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 14, 2023, @ 8 pm EST
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana
Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans Betting Odds
Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans Injury Report
Projected Starting 5’s
|Anthony Davis (GTD)||C|
|Brandon Ingram (GTD)||SF|
Los Angeles is 33-35 on the season and is ninth in the Western Conference standings. The Lakers are averaging 116.6 points per game. King James leads the team in scoring, averaging 29.5 points per game. They also have three other players averaging 15 or more points. L.A. shoots 47.9% from the field and 34.0% from behind the arc. The Lakers are coming off a 112-108 loss to the Knicks and are 3-2 in their last five games.
New Orleans is 33-35 this year and is 10th in the Western Conference standings. The Pelicans are averaging 114.0 points per game, shooting 47.8% from the field and 35.6% from the three-point range. Zion Williamson leads the team in scoring, averaging 26.0 points per game. Brandon Ingram is averaging 22.9 ppg, and CJ McCollum is at 21.2 ppg. New Orleans is coming off a 127-110 victory over Portland and is 2-3 in their last five games.
The Pelicans will be without their leading scorer Zion Williamson. How will they make up those points? The Lakers have done well without LeBron, and tonight I think they are the better overall team. New Orleans is in a slump, losing seven of their last ten games. On the other side, D’Angelo Russell has been playing well, and the Lakers, as a team, are playing solid ball. Another good match; give me the Lakers to win tonight.
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