Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 27

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 27, 2022, 5:00 PM
  • The Pelicans (23-36) are -2.5 favorites vs. the Lakers (27-31)
  • Total (Over/Under): 231.5 points
  • Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 7:00pm EDT
  • Watch the game on BSNO & SportsNet LA

The Los Angeles Lakers visit Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00pm EDT in New Orleans.

The Pelicans are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -2.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Lakers are 31-41 against the spread, while the Pelicans are 37-36 against the spread.

The Lakers vs Pelicans Over/Under is 231.5 total points for the game.


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Lakers vs. Pelicans Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Los Angeles Lakers+2.5 -110O 231.5 -110115
New Orleans Pelicans -2.5 -110U 231.5 -110-140

Against the spread this NBA season, the Lakers have gone:

  • 31-41 against the Spread (-14.05 Units / -17.51% ROI)
  • 31-42 against the Moneyline (-23.85 Units / -18.41% ROI)
  • 42-31 against the Over for game total points (+7.85 Units / 9.77% ROI)
  • 31-42 against the Under for game total points (-15.2 Units / -18.94% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have hit the 2Q Game Total Over in 39 of their last 56 games (+21.40 Units / 35% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have hit the 3Q Game Total Over in 12 of their last 14 away games (+9.80 Units / 63% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have hit the Game Total Over in 26 of their last 41 games (+9.50 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have covered the 4Q Spread in 25 of their last 40 games (+9.48 Units / 22% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have hit the 4Q Game Total Under in 21 of their last 35 away games (+5.60 Units / 15% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have only hit the 1H Moneyline in 26 of their last 72 games (-31.92 Units / -30% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have only hit the 2Q Game Total Under in 23 of their last 71 games (-27.47 Units / -35% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have only covered the 1H Spread in 23 of their last 68 games (-25.44 Units / -34% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have only hit the Moneyline in 31 of their last 73 games (-23.85 Units / -18% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have only covered the 1Q Spread in 20 of their last 55 games (-18.66 Units / -31% ROI)
  • Against the spread this NBA season, the Pelicans have gone:

    • 37-36 against the Spread (-2.7 Units / -3.31% ROI)
    • 31-43 against the Moneyline (-2.45 Units / -2.6% ROI)
    • 31-43 against the Over for game total points (-16.25 Units / -19.98% ROI)
    • 43-31 against the Under for game total points (+8.9 Units / 10.93% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Spread in 32 of their last 48 games (+14.42 Units / 27% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have hit the Team Total Over in 34 of their last 53 games (+11.70 Units / 19% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have hit the 4Q Game Total Over in 22 of their last 36 games at home (+8.81 Units / 22% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have hit the 2Q Game Total Under in 41 of their last 72 games (+7.87 Units / 10% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have hit the 2H Moneyline in 20 of their last 33 games (+7.78 Units / 19% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only hit the Team Total Under in 20 of their last 55 games (-19.55 Units / -32% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only hit the 1H Game Total Over in 29 of their last 74 games (-19.17 Units / -24% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 1Q Spread in 11 of their last 38 games at home (-17.45 Units / -42% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only hit the 1Q Game Total Over in 15 of their last 44 games (-16.60 Units / -35% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only hit the Game Total Over in 31 of their last 74 games (-16.25 Units / -20% ROI)
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    Los Angeles Lakers: Keys to the Game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans

    The Lakers were 13-8 (.619) when allowing 15 or more second chance points last season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .450

    The Lakers are 36-16 (.692) when they win the turnover margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .556

    The Lakers were 19-8 (.704) when they win the turnover margin last season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .552

    New Orleans Pelicans: Keys to the Game vs. the Los Angeles Lakers

    The Pelicans are 6-28 (.176) when losing the rebounding margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .297

    The Pelicans were 6-17 (.261) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .553

    The Pelicans are 12-31 (.279) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .540

    The Pelicans are 14-32 (.304) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .493

    Injury Report: Pelicans vs. Lakers - Sunday's Game, Mar. 27

  • Kira Lewis Jr. (Pelicans): The Pelicans announced that Lewis Jr. suffered a torn ACL and a grade 2 MCL sprain.
  • Zion Williamson (Pelicans): Williamson is cleared to progress in basketball activities, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
  • Brandon Ingram (Pelicans): Ingram is out for Saturday's game (Mar. 26) against the Spurs.
  • Dwight Howard (Lakers): Howard is questionable for Sunday's (Mar. 27) game against New Orleans.
  • Anthony Davis (Lakers): The Lakers announced Anthony Davis has a mid-foot sprain and will be re-evaluated in 4 weeks.
  • Talen Horton-Tucker (Lakers): Horton-Tucker is probable for Sunday's (Mar. 27) game against New Orleans.
  • LeBron James (Lakers): James is questionable for Sunday's (Mar. 27) game against New Orleans.
  • Kendrick Nunn (Lakers): Nunn suffered a setback as he tried to ramp-up activity on his knee, according to Matt Peralta of Lakersnation.com. There is no timetable for his return.
  • Los Angeles Lakers Offensive Stats & Trends

    The Lakers averaged 0.51 points per possession (7,887 points/16,015 possessions) last season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.54

    The Lakers averaged 14.7 turnovers per game (1,060 turnovers/72 games) last season — 2nd highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 13.2

    The Lakers have averaged 111.3 points per game (5,009 points/45 games) this season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 107.8

    The Lakers shot 74% from the free throw line (1,241/1,679) last season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 78%

    New Orleans Pelicans Offensive Stats & Trends

    The Pelicans had 26.1 free throw attempts per game last season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 21.8

    The Pelicans averaged 11.7 offensive rebounds per game (845 rebounds/72 games) last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 9.8

    The Pelicans averaged 29% free throw attempts for every field goal attempt (1,878 free throw attempts/6,412 field goal attempts) last season — tied for highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 25%

    The Pelicans have an eFG% of 50% this season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 52%

    Los Angeles Lakers Defensive Stats & Trends

    The Lakers have 364 steals this season — 7th most among NBA teams

    The Lakers have averaged 5.7 blocks per game (255 blocks/45 games) this season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

    The Lakers have blocked 641 shots since the start of the 2020-21 season — 5th most among NBA teams

    The Lakers have averaged 5.5 blocks per game (641 blocks/117 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

    New Orleans Pelicans Defensive Stats & Trends

    The Pelicans averaged 35.7 defensive rebounds per game (2,568 rebounds/72 games) last season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

    The Pelicans have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (493 blocks/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

    The Pelicans have averaged 35.1 defensive rebounds per game (4,074 rebounds/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

    The Pelicans have averaged 4.0 blocks per game (178 blocks/44 games) this season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8


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