Pelicans at Lakers 12/21/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/07/2019 at 1:12 PM ET

On Friday, the New Orleans Pelicans look to bounce back from a loss when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers. New Orleans lost it second straight on Wednesday falling to the Milwaukee Bucks 123-115. Anthony Davis led the Pelicans in the loss with 27 points and 11 rebounds. New Orleans committed 15 turnovers.

Los Angeles lost its second straight on Tuesday falling to the Brooklyn Nets 115-110. The Lakers were led by LeBron James with 36 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. The Lakers were able to outrebound the Nets 62-49, but committed 14 turnovers and shot just 48% from the field. Anthony Davis is leading the Pelicans in scoring, rebounding and blocks with averages of 28.0 points, 12.3 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game. Jrue Holiday is leading the team in assists with an average of 8.8 per game. New Orleans is shooting 47.8% from the field and 35.3% from three-point territory.

LeBron James leads the Lakers in scoring, rebounding and assists with averages of 28.8 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game. Kyle Kuzma is the second leading scorer with an average of 18.2 points per game. Four Lakers average double figures in scoring. Los Angeles is shooting 47.8% from the field and 34.9% from three-point territory.

New Orleans has owned this series of late covering the number in 5 of the last 6 between the two and 17 of the last 23 played in Los Angeles. New Orleans has one of the best big men in the NBA in Anthony Davis, who will control the Pelicans offensive end as the Lakers do not have anyone to match up well against the talented big man who have play tremendously well down low or on the perimeter. Final Score Prediction, New Orleans Pelicans win and cover ATS 118-115.

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