New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers
Stadium: Smoothie King (New Orleans)
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New Orleans Pelicans
It's hard to believe, but the Pelicans have lost ten straight games ahead of their matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers. Remember that not too long ago, the team was in the lead of the Western Conference. Now New Orleans has even fallen out of the playoff spot. Will the team's decline continue?
In their most recent road game, the Pelicans lost on the road to Dallas, 106:111. Interestingly, New Orleans was trailing by 27 points at the end of the first half but nearly pulled away in the second 24 minutes of the game.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers' challenge in the coming games is to break LeBron James' record and finally reach the playoff spot in the Western Conference, where they're still just 12th. Anthony Davis has recently returned to the court after another injury, so the team's performance could improve very soon.
The Lakers handled Indiana on the road in a challenging game last week. Davis scored 31 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, while LeBron had 26 points.
Expert Betting Tips
LeBron James is in great form, and Anthony Davis is back on the floor. The Lakers have won two straight and, by all indications, will continue to do so, and Darwin Ham's team needs to make the playoffs by all means. New Orleans is the perfect candidate to pick up another win. The Pelicans have lost ten straight and are unlikely to be able to stop their opponents. We bet on the Lakers to win the game - with the return of Anthony Davis, the Lakes' defense is becoming more effective.