The team that currently holds the best record in the NBA, the red-hot Los Angeles Lakers (15-2), who have lost only once in their last sixteen games and looking to extend their winning streak, are hosting the New Orleans Pelicans (6-11), who on the other hand want to end a small losing streak of their own.
Date/Time: 11-26-2019, 21:30 EDT
Spread: New Orleans Pelicans +6
New Orleans Pelicans have a 6-11 record (8-9 against the spread) and are sitting in the 11th place of the West. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost on the road against the Clippers with a 109-134 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Brandon Ingram with 26.1 ppg, adding 7.2 boards and 4.2 dimes per game. He is followed by Jrue Holiday with 18.7 ppg, 5.1 boards and a team high 7 dimes per game.
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Los Angeles Lakers have a 15-2 record (9-4 against the spread) and are sitting on top of the whole league. They have won 15 of their last 16 matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Spurs with a 114-104 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by LeBron James with 25.6 ppg, adding 7.4 boards and a team high 11 dimes per game. He is followed by Anthony Davis with 25.1 ppg and a team high 9 boards per game.
In their four meetings last season the Lakers led the Pelicans 3-1 wins and were 1-1 in New Orleans. Pelicans are 4-4 at home, while the Lakers are 7-1 on the road. Pelicans are better offensively, scoring 116 ppg to Lakers’ 112.1, while Lakers are better defensively, allowing 103.2 ppg to Pelicans’ 120.4. Lakers have a better field goal percentage (47.9% to 45.7%), while Pelicans have a better 3-point percentage (38.2% to 35.9%). Both teams are almost equal in boards grabbed (45.3 to 45.2), while Lakers are better both in turnovers committed (14.5 to 15.9) and in dimes made (26.6 to 25.9). Bookmakers give the Lakers a -6 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road victory.
Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers -6 (-110)
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