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Lay Points With Pelicans vs Lakers

Bet the New Orleans Pelicans as 2½-point favorites against the Los Angeles Lakers. New Orleans is riding a four-game winning streak and is one of the best at facing teams with winning records. The Lakers, on the other hand, are just 2-6 when playing on a back-to-back. Given the lines, our experts’ NBA picks are straightforward: take New Orleans with a high-scoring total.

Here’s a look at some NBA games odds to consider!

Lay Points With Pelicans vs Lakers
Lay Points With Pelicans vs Lakers

Pelicans vs Lakers Game Information

1. Game: Pelicans (30-21) vs Lakers (28-26)
2. Start Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
3. Day Game: Friday, Feb. 9
4. Location: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
5. Pelicans vs Lakers Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


The Pelicans team should beat the Lakers, who could even be without star players Anthony Davis and LeBron James (potential rest). Keep an eye on NBA news for updates on this as the Pels’ line will indeed lengthen if they are officially ruled out. But even if they play, New Orleans is the side to take. The total of 233½ should also go over with the Lakers’ defense collapsing here.

Pelicans vs Lakers Head-to-Head

Pelicans vs Lakers Odds and Spreads

1. New Orleans is 11-4 on its last 15 road games
2. Los Angeles is 1-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games facing a Southwest Division opponent
3. The Pelicans are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games facing a Pacific Division opponent
4. The Lakers are 2-4 when playing as a home underdog this season
5. The total has gone over in Los Angeles’s last four games playing without rest
6. The ‘over’ is 5-2-0 in New Orleans’s last seven games as a favorite
7. The total has gone over in four of the Lakers’ last five conference games
8. Lakers forward Anthony Davis has only missed four games this season

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Pelicans vs Lakers ATS Pick: Pelicans -2½

New Orleans should be bigger favorites in this matchup. The Lakers can pull off upsets sometimes. But the conditions are not in their favor. Los Angeles is a slow-starting team with a -4.5 net rating in the first quarter at home. In contrast, New Orleans starts fast with a +7.9 rating as a visitor.

Additionally, the Lakers will be playing without rest after a grueling game against Denver on Thursday. LeBron James is 39 and has missed big matchups this season while Anthony Davis has had poor showings when playing without rest. He was held to 10 points and nine points in two home games.

As such, the Pelicans are the obvious NBA expert pick here. They just upset the Clippers and beat Toronto by nearly 40 points. New Orleans should quickly build up a lead and hold on to it while the Lakers grow exasperated playing catch-up. Bet online on New Orleans -2½.

Pelicans vs Lakers Over/Under Pick: Over 233½

The Lakers’ games tend to go over when they play without rest. They don’t have the energy to play hard on both ends. New Orleans will score 120+ here and make this total go over on the sportsbook.

Pelicans vs Lakers Player Prop Pick: Anthony Davis Under 42.5 Pts + Rebs + Assists (-114)

Lakers forward Anthony Davis has averaged 26.3 points and 11.8 rebounds versus New Orleans in his career. But he’s due for an “off game” here given the Lakers’ status. Bet against his player props.

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Pelicans vs Lakers Game Prediction

Pelicans 122, Lakers 115

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Questions Of The Day

Which Lakers player has the best probability to record a double-double?

LeBron James or Anthony Davis have the shortest NBA odds to put up a double-double.

Which team is likelier to win the first quarter?

New Orleans has a significantly better net rating than the Lakers in the first quarter, so it should win this one.

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