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Lakers vs Pelicans Betting Matchup Report

New Orleans PelicansLos Angeles Lakers
23-37March 04, 2014, 10:30 | STAPLES Center21-39

The Lakers will try to cover the spread at STAPLES Center on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Pelicans in basketball action.

Los Angeles will face the 23-37 Pelicans, who own a 24-32-4 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Lakers are 33-25-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Pelicans are 28-32 favoring the OVER.

View New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Lakers installed as 0-point in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 210.5.

The Lakers sit at No. 28 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pelicans are at No. 26 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pelicans will win this game 92-89.

The Pelicans were a 96-89 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. Tyreke Evans scored 27 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 96-89 against Sacramento in NBA action at Sleep Train Arena.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 107-106 winner as they battled the Trail Blazers on the road. The Lakers covered in the match as a 12-point underdog, while 213 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Lakers grabbed a 107-106 win over the Trail Blazers on Monday, behind a 22-point effort from Pau Gasol at Moda Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 101.17 PPG, against a Pelicans defense that ranks No. 17 at 101.58 PPG. The Lakers field goal percentage has averaged 44.83% so far, less than the Pelicans shooters have achieved on the year, 45.42% per game.

Next up:
New Orleans home to Milwaukee, Friday, March 7th
Los Angeles home to Los Angeles, Thursday, March 6th