3 Best Prop Bets for Pelicans vs Lakers NBA Game on FanDuel Sportsbook

Larry Rupp
Best New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers prop bets for NBA game on Friday, April 1, 2022.
Best New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers prop bets for NBA game on Friday, April 1, 2022. / Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Friday's NBA schedule features 10 games, including an exciting primetime clash between the New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Lakers. The Pelicans are a 2-point road favorite and the over/under is set at 230.5 points.

Here's three of the best prop bets for the Pelicans-Lakers game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook NBA odds.

Pelicans vs Lakers Prop Bets Tonight

1. CJ McCollum - Points: Over 22.5 (-110)

Both the Pelicans and the Lakers are fighting to get in the play-in portion of the Western Conference playoffs. This should be a closely fought battle and the spread of only 2 points solidifies that. Stars are going to have to step up and CJ McCollum has scored more than 22 points in five of his last six games. He has a great opportunity to keep that success going against an LA defense that has allowed an opponent shooting percentage of 50.4% over the last three games. The Lakers also give up the 10th-most points to opposing shooting guards on the year (22.3). Trust McCollum to ball out.

2. Jonas Valanciunas - Points + Rebounds + Assists: Over 33.5 (-106)

This number seems just a bit low considering Jonas Valanciunas has cashed this over in each of his last six games. Not only that, but Valanciunas has shot over 50% from the floor in a game five times during that span. He is getting to the rim and scoring with ease. The 29-year-old has become a menace on the boards this season, averaging 11.6 rebounds per game. That should come in handy against a Lakers defense that is tied for the fifth-most opponent rebounds allowed per game (54.9). Valanciunas should be able to pick apart a front court of Dwight Hoard and Wenyen Gabriel with ease tonight.

3. Brandon Ingram - Made Threes: Under 1.5 (-166)

Brandon Ingram has played well since returning from a hamstring injury, but it is clear that he is still adjusting to being back on the court. The former Duke standout has failed to hit a single three-pointer in either of the last two games (4 attempts). The idea of him getting hot from beyond the arc tonight seems unrealistic, especially because the Lakers only allow an opponent thee-point shooting percentage of 34.9% in home games this season. Ingram is surrounded by capable shooters and regularly gets into the paint to score. Keep backing that trend and bet on the under here.

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