Lakers vs Pelicans Expert Predictions

Max Staley
Los Angeles Clippers v Los Angeles Lakers
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to New Orleans to take on the Pelicans, but they'll be without their superstar in LeBron James, who is out for the rest of the season. The Pelicans are 2-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're thinking of placing a wager on this contest, you might want to check out what some of the experts are saying first.

Lakers vs Pelicans Predictions

Sports Chat Place

The staff at Sports Chat Place is picking the Lakers to cover the spread, but we should note that they list Los Angeles as a 2.5-point underdog. Sports Chat Place is even predicting the Lakers will pull off the upset win, but they believe it will be a close game from start to finish.

Scores & Stats

The staff at Scores & Stats is also picking the Lakers to win outright, predicting a final score of 125-118. The team at Scores & Stats thinks Rajon Rondo's improved play will be key in this one, as he could lead the Lakers to victory against his former team.

ESPN Basketball Power Index Matchup Predictor

ESPN's BPI is giving the New Orleans Pelicans a 65.9 percent chance at a victory tonight, which feels a little high considering the Pelicans are so short handed.

Overall, two of the three experts we highlighted here are picking the Lakers to cover the spread and win outright, while ESPN is predicting the Pelicans to win.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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