Free NBA expert picks for New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers
New Orleans Pelicans will play against Los Angeles Lakers in the regular season of the NBA, and on our site, you can read free NBA expert picks. The game is on Friday, January 3, at 10:30 PM ET and the place is Staples Center, Los Angeles, California.
New Orleans Pelicans 11-23 are 14th in the NBA Western Conference. However, the team is currently in 4 matches winning streak. All started with a victory against Portland Trail Blazers 102-94 away from home and then again as guests they beat Denver Nuggets 112-100. The clash against Nuggets was on Christmas and Pelicans can thank mostly Brandon Ingram for that win. He finished with 31 points, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 7 rebounds.
Then they played at home against Indiana Pacers and won that game 120-98. Their latest victory was in New Orleans against Houston Rockets 127-112. Lonzo Ball finished with triple-double against Rockets with 27 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds. Brandon Ingram had also a great game and he also scored 27 points. In all of their victories, Pelicans were the underdog but that didn’t stop them to win all of these games.
Los Angeles Lakers 27-7 are 1st in the NBA Western Conference. Lakers also are on a winning streak of 3 games. After their loss on Christmas against Los Angeles Clippers 106-111, they managed to beat Portland Trail Blazers three days later 128-120 as guests. Then they won their match at home against Dallas Mavericks 108-95 and the last match that the team from L.A. played was on the 1st January against Phoenix Suns.
The match was in Los Angeles and LeBron James and his teammates won that match 117-107. Lakers won the 1st quarter against Suns 43-17 and their lead at halftime was 74-41. LeBron finished with triple-double with 31 points, 12 assists and 13 rebounds. Anthony Davis added 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
L.A. Lakers are 12-4 at home as New Orleans Pelicans are 5-12 away from home. Pelicans won their latest 4 matches against the odds and in the upcoming clash they will be again an underdog but I think that this time they will not have a chance to surprise again and win. Lakers are in the 1st place in the West and expect no surprise in California. Free NBA expert picks: Los Angeles Lakers Spread
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