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Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 5/16/2021

The Los Angeles Lakers (41-30) take the court as 7-point favorites against the New Orleans Pelicans (31-40) on May 16, 2021. The matchup's over/under is 221.

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How to Watch

Time: 9:00 PM EST
TV Channel: SportsNet LA

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Lakers vs. Pelicans Betting Data

Lakers vs Pelicans Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -7 -110 -110 221 -110 -110

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Lakers Betting Data

  • Los Angeles has a losing 31-40 record against the spread this season.
  • The Lakers have not fared well as a 7-point favorite, going 10-17 against the spread when favored by at least 7 points.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have hit the over in just 40.8% of games (29 out of 71 matchups).

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Pelicans Betting Data

  • New Orleans has a losing (35-36) record against the spread this season.
  • When the Pelicans are at least 7-point underdogs, they're 4-5 against the spread.
  • New Orleans hit the over in a majority of its matchups this season: 41 of 71 games (57.7%).

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Point Total Insights

  • Los Angeles' games this year have gone over the point total for Sunday's matchup total (221 points) in 40.8% of opportunities (29 out of 71 matchups).
  • In New Orleans' games this year, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Sunday's matchup over/under in 54 out of 71 matchups (76.1%).
  • Together, the two teams combine for 224.3 points per game, 3.3 points more than the over/under of 221 for this contest.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 221.9 points per game, 0.9 more than this contest's over/under.
  • The Lakers have seen a 216.4 average over/under in their games this season, 4.6 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • Pelicans' games have a total points bet of 229.8 points this season, 8.8 points more than the over/under for this contest.

Previous Matchups

In their last 10 matchups, Los Angeles has won eight games against New Orleans, while the Lakers have also covered the spread in three of six games against the Pelicans.

Lakers vs Pelicans in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/23/2021 Pelicans Pelicans -5.5 221.5 -213 176 Regular Season 128-111 NO
1/15/2021 Lakers Lakers -9 219 -421 321 Regular Season 112-95 LAL
3/1/2020 Pelicans Pelicans -1.5 235.5 -125 105 Regular Season 122-114 LAL
2/25/2020 Lakers Lakers -7.5 239.5 -310 249 Regular Season 118-109 LAL
1/3/2020 Lakers Lakers -10 225.5 -573 425 Regular Season 123-113 LAL
11/27/2019 Lakers Pelicans -6.5 231.5 -284 227 Regular Season 114-110 LAL
3/31/2019 - Pelicans - - - - Regular Season 130-102 LAL
2/27/2019 - Lakers - - - - Regular Season 125-119 LAL
2/23/2019 - Pelicans - - - - Regular Season 128-115 NO
12/21/2018 - Lakers - - - - Regular Season 112-104 LAL
  • 3/23/2021 DNP - Lakers: LeBron James, Anthony Davis

    Pelicans: Lonzo Ball

  • 1/15/2021 DNP -

    Pelicans: Lonzo Ball

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    Lakers Players to Watch

    • The Lakers leader in points and assists is LeBron James, who puts up 25.0 points per game to go with 7.8 assists.
    • Andre Drummond leads Los Angeles in rebounding, grabbing 12.0 rebounds per game while also scoring 15.0 points a contest.
    • The Lakers get the most three-point shooting production out of James, who knocks down 2.3 threes per game.
    • The Los Angeles steals leader is Drummond, who averages 1.4 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Anthony Davis, who compiles 1.7 rejections per contest.

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    Pelicans Players to Watch

    • Zion Williamson is the top scorer for the Pelicans with 27.0 points per game. He also adds 7.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game to his stats.
    • Steven Adams puts up a stat line of 8.9 rebounds, 7.6 points and 1.9 assists per game for New Orleans to take the top rebound spot on the team. Lonzo Ball has the top spot for assists with 5.7 per game, adding 14.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per matchup.
    • Ball knocks down 3.1 three-pointers per game, the most on the Pelicans.
    • New Orleans' leader in steals is Ball with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is James Johnson with 0.8 per game.

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    Injury Report

    Lakers:

    Alfonzo McKinnie: Day To Day (Foot),

    Anthony Davis: Day To Day (Adductor),

    Marc Gasol: Day To Day (Finger),

    Kyle Kuzma: Day To Day (Back),

    LeBron James: Day To Day (Ankle),

    Alex Caruso: Day To Day (Foot)

    Pelicans:

    James Johnson: Day To Day (Knee),

    Wes Iwundu: Day To Day (Shoulder),

    Steven Adams: Out (Toe),

    Lonzo Ball: Out (Thumb),

    Zion Williamson: Out (Finger),

    Brandon Ingram: Out (Ankle),

    Josh Hart: Out (Thumb)

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