Pelicans vs Lakers: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 23, 2021

Written By Staff on March 23, 2021

A game after he scored 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. The Pelicans are favored by  in the matchup, which starts at 7:30 PM ET on TNT. The matchup’s over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds 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

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

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

Pelicans and Lakers Records ATS

  • New Orleans is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 19-22-1
  • The Pelicans are 4-6-1 against the spread this season when they are at least a 5.5-point favorite.
  • New Orleans and its opponents have hit the over in 28 of 42 games this season (66.7%).
  • Los Angeles holds a losing record ATS this season with 21 wins and 22 losses ATS.
  • For the 25th time this season, the Lakers are at least a 5.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 12-12 against the spread.
  • 26 of Los Angeles’ 43 games (60.5%) this season have fallen short of the over/under.

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Head to Head

LeBron James scored a team-high 21 points to help lead the Lakers past Zion Williamson (21 points) and the Pelicans 112-95 in their last matchup on January 15, 2021. The Lakers were favored by 9 points in the game and covered the spread in the win. The teams combined to score 207 total points to fall short of the 219-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/15/2021 Lakers Lakers -9 219 -421 321 Regular Season 112-95 LAL
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Scoring Trends

  • New Orleans and its opponents have hit the over on Tuesday’s 222 total in 29 out of 43 games (67.4%) this season.
  • In 18 out of Los Angeles’ 43 games this season (41.9%), the competing teams combined for more points than the over/under in Tuesday’s matchup.
  • The Pelicans have seen a 230 average over/under in their games this season, eight points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 4.3 points separates this game’s over/under (222 points) and the average total points bet in Lakers’ games (217.7 points) this season.
  • The Pelicans’ average implied point total this season is 1.8 more points than their implied total in Tuesday’s game (115.8 implied points on average compared to 114 implied points in this game).
  • So far this season, New Orleans has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (114) 24 times.
  • The 114.2-point average implied total on the season for the Lakers is 6.2 more points than the team’s 108-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Los Angeles has scored more than 108 points in 27 games on the season.
  • The Pelicans are the NBA’s fifth-highest scoring team (112.6 PPG), while the Lakers allow their opponents the second-fewest points per game (106.2) in the league.
  • The Pelicans have a -106-point scoring differential on the season (-2.5 per game). The Lakers have out-scored opponents by 228 points on the season (5.3 more per game).

Pelicans Leaders

  • Williamson leads the Pelicans in scoring, racking up 25.7 points per game.
  • New Orleans is led in rebounding by Steven Adams’ 9.2 rebounds per game and assisting by Lonzo Ball’s 5.6 assists per game .
  • Ball connects on 3.0 threes per game to lead the Pelicans.
  • New Orleans’ steals leader is Ball, who grabs 1.3 per game. Ingram leads the team averaging 0.7 blocks a game.

Lakers Leaders

  • James’ strong performances this season give him the top spot on the Lakers scoring and assists leaderboards with 25.4 points per game and 7.9 assists per game.
  • When it comes to rebounds, Anthony Davis is the Los Angeles leader with 8.4 per game.
  • James leads the Lakers in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.4 made threes per game.
  • One Los Angeles player is its leader in both steals and blocks. Davis averages 1.4 steals per game and 1.8 blocks per game.


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