Pelicans Vs Lakers: NBA Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – March 27, 2022

Written By Staff on March 26, 2022

The Los Angeles Lakers (31-42) battle the New Orleans Pelicans (31-43) at Smoothie King Center on March 27, 2022. The Pelicans (-2.5) meet the Lakers (+115 to win) on Sunday at 7:00 PM ET. The over/under in the matchup is set at 231.5.

The insights in this article reference odds valid as of March 27, 2022 at 7:08 PM ET.

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Pelicans vs Lakers Betting Odds

Pelicans Vs. Lakers Player Props

Injury Report as of March 27

Pelicans:
Kira Lewis Jr.: Out For Season (Knee),
Zion Williamson: Out (Foot),
Larry Nance Jr.: Out (Knee)

Lakers:
Anthony Davis: Out (Foot),
Kendrick Nunn: Out (Knee)

Stat Rankings

Pelicans Offense Stats (Rank) Lakers Defense
108.7 (20) Points/Gm 114.3 (26)
27.6 (4) Possessions/Game 18.2 (12)
45.5 (20) Field Goal % 46.6 (20)
33.2 (27) 3PT % 35.1 (15)
51.7 (24) Effective FG % 53.5 (19)
55.5 (22) True Shooting % 56.7 (18)
Lakers Offense Stats (Rank) Pelicans Defense
111.6 (11) Points/Gm 109.8 (14)
18.2 (19) Possessions/Game 27.6 (27)
46.8 (6) Field Goal % 46.6 (20)
35 (19) 3PT % 35.8 (21)
53.6 (11) Effective FG % 54 (23)
56.5 (15) True Shooting % 57.6 (25)
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Pelicans and Lakers Betting Records

  • New Orleans has compiled a 37-36-1 record against the spread this season.
  • The Pelicans have been favored by 2.5 points or more 15 times this season, and covered the spread in nine of those games.
  • New Orleans and its opponents have combined to hit the over 30 out of 74 times this season.
  • Los Angeles is 31-41-1 ATS this year.
  • The Lakers have been an underdog by 2.5 points or more 27 times this year, and covered the spread in 14 of those contests.
  • Los Angeles’ games have gone over the point total 42 out of 73 times this year.

Head to Head

The Pelicans got a team-high 22 points out of CJ McCollum on the way to a victory over LeBron James (32 points) and the Lakers in their last matchup on February 27, 2022. The Lakers were 2.5-point favorites in the game, but the Pelicans covered the spread in the loss. The teams scored 218 total points to fall short of the 225.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Result
2/27/2022 Lakers Lakers -2.5 225.5 123-95 NO*
  • 2/27/2022 DNP – Pelicans: Garrett Temple

Pelicans Leaders

  • The Pelicans points and assists leader is McCollum. He averages 22.5 points per game and records 5.2 assists.
  • New Orleans’ rebounding leader is Jonas Valanciunas, who averages 11.6 per game.
  • McCollum makes three threes per game to lead the Pelicans.
  • McCollum leads the team with 1.1 steals per game. Valanciunas collects 0.9 blocks an outing to pace New Orleans.

Lakers Leaders

  • James leads the team in both scoring (30 points per game) and rebounding (8.2 rebounds per game).
  • Russell Westbrook holds the title of Los Angeles assist leader, dishing out 7.1 assists per game this season.
  • James is tops from three-point range for the Lakers, hitting 2.8 threes per game.
  • James is a defensive force for Los Angeles, leading the team in both steals (1.3 per game) and blocks (1.1 per game).

Predictions

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