Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 16, 2021

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BetMGM Aug 17, 2021, 6:40 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers (41-30) are heavily favored (-11) to continue a four-game winning streak when they visit the New Orleans Pelicans (31-40) at 9:00 PM ET on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Smoothie King Center. The matchup airs on SportsNet LA. The matchup has an over/under of 223.5 points.

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Lakers vs Pelicans Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Lakers-11-110-110223.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • Los Angeles and its opponents have gone over Sunday's 223.5 total in 24 out of 71 games (33.8%) this year.
  • 48 New Orleans games this year (67.6% of its matchups) ended with a final total greater than Sunday's point total of 223.5 points.
  • The Lakers average 109.5 points per game against the Pelicans' 114.8, totaling 0.8 points over the game's over/under of 223.5.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 221.9 points per game, 1.6 points less than this contest's over/under.
  • The Lakers have seen a 216.4 average over/under in their games this season, 7.1 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 6.3 points separates the average total points bet in Pelicans' games (229.8 points) and this game's over/under (223.5 points).

Lakers Betting Data

  • Los Angeles has a losing record against the spread this season, going 32-35 ATS.
  • When they are at least 11-point favorites, the Lakers have a record ATS of 1-5.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have hit the over in just 43.3% of games (29 out of 67 matchups).

Lakers Key Players

  • LeBron James leads the Lakers in points and assists. He contributes 25.0 points per game while adding 7.8 assists.
  • Los Angeles is led in rebounds by Andre Drummond's 12.0 per game.
  • James is the top three-point shooter for the Lakers, knocking down 2.3 per game.
  • Los Angeles' steals leader is Drummond, who grabs 1.4 per game. Anthony Davis leads the team averaging 1.7 blocks a contest.

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Lakers Last 10 Games

Lakers Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalLakers MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/15/2021Pacers122-115 LALYesAway-9.5227.5-700500Regular SeasonNoOver
5/12/2021Rockets124-122 LALYesHome-1.5253.5-550400Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/11/2021Knicks101-99 LALNoHome+3.5193.5180-225Regular SeasonYesOver
5/9/2021Suns123-110 LALYesHome-6.5243.5-750525Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/7/2021Trail Blazers106-101 PORNoAway+7.5223.5310-400Regular SeasonYesUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
5-55-54-6-0219.1108.5110.6+1.436.1%

Lakers Injuries

Lakers:Jared Dudley: Out (Knee)

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Pelicans Betting Data

  • New Orleans has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its games, going 34-36 ATS.
  • When they play as at least 11-point underdogs, the Pelicans have a record ATS of 1-3.
  • New Orleans and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this season -- 40 of 70 (57.1%).

Pelicans Key Players

  • 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 scoring output.
  • 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 holds the top spot for assists with 5.7 per game, adding 14.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per outing.
  • Ball is dependable from deep and leads the Pelicans with 3.1 made threes per game.
  • 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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Pelicans Last 10 Games

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalPelicans MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/14/2021Warriors125-122 GSNoAway+6.5239.5310-400Regular SeasonYesOver
5/12/2021Mavericks125-107 DALNoAway+8.5236.5--Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/10/2021Grizzlies115-110 MEMNoAway+11.5240.5700-1100Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/9/2021Hornets112-110 NONoAway+4.5243.5180-225Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/7/202176ers109-107 PHINoAway+16.5237.51300-3000Regular SeasonYesUnder
Pelicans Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
4-67-33-7-0229113.5115.5+3.435.3%

Pelicans Injuries

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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