Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans, NBA West Conference game. The Lakers travel looking for an important victory in a dangerous city. Winning in New Orleans will not be easy for the Lakers. The numbers are good for the Lakers on the road, but the last game was a defeat. The Pelicans this season with Zion are hopeful that everything will be better next season. The team has a negative record at home, but they are good at scoring points.
Los Angeles Lakers: Strong game away from home.
The Lakers’ record away from home is 24-6. The last game was a defeat against the Memphis Grizzlies 88-105. But before that, the team had won 10 of 12 games on the road. The Lakers are conference leaders with 45-13 overall. The Clippers are the number two in the conference with five fewer wins and 19 losses.
On the road the Lakers are scoring an average of 114 points per game, 42.73 FG points, 70.1% free throw shots, 11.27 three pointers, 45.27 rebounds, 25.27 assists, 14.40 turnovers. The first two quarters are the most effective for the team with 29 points on average in each.
The defense is strong, the team allows only 108.6 points per game, 39.90 FG points, 76% free throw shots and 12.13 three pointers.
Danny Green is not likely to be available for this game. For now the only two players with more than twenty points on average are Davis with 26.4 and James with 25.3. Only Kyle Kuzma is averaging over ten points with 12.5 this season.
New Orleans Pelicans: We can win at home.
The record against the Lakers is negative this season. Three games against the leaders of the West Conference all ended in losses. Only one of those three was at home, almost at the beginning of the season. Of the two most recent games, one was a victory against the Cavaliers at home 116-104 and another was a defeat against the Lakers 109-118 in Los Angeles.
At home the Pelicans are scoring an average of 118.3 points per game, 42.90 FG points, 73.4% free throw shots, 14.31 three pointers, 47.24 rebounds, 27.59 assists and 14.69 turnovers. In the second half the team is averaging 58.8 points.
The defense is weak at home allowing 116.8 points per game, 42.93 FG points, 77.9% free throw shots, 11.97 three pointers, 44.31 rebounds, 23.76 assists, 13.55 turnovers.
Miller, Reddic and Williams will not be available for this game. Zion Williamson is the second best scorer of the team with 23.4 points per game, in the first place is Brandon Ingram with 24.8 points this season.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans 03/01/2020 is: take the Los Angeles Lakers -1.5 (Spread).
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