NBA Odds & Picks for Lakers vs. Pelicans: Sharp Bettors Taking The Under
Rocky Widner/Getty Images. Pictured: Dennis Schroder #17, Montrezl Harrell #15, Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Lakers.
NBA Odds: Lakers vs. Pelicans
|Time | Channel||7:30 p.m. ET | TNT|
The Los Angeles Lakers are entering perhaps their toughest stretch of the season as they try to stay afloat in the competitive Western Conference playoff race despite injuries to the superstar duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
LA has won four of their last six games with a defense that has still been a top-five unit over the past five games per NBA Advanced Stats. The litany of injuries the Lakers have faced make it tough to project where they will finish in the standings, but their top-to-bottom personnel tells us they will always bring it on the defensive side of things.
The Pelicans are the exact opposite of the Lakers, a team that thrives in spite of their defense.
New Orleans' defensive rating is 28th in the league per NBA Advanced Stats, with the Pels giving up a whopping 115.7 points per 100 possessions. That figure is down to 114 points per 100 over the last five games, as they have locked-in a bit more on defense over the last two contests specifically.
With the Pelicans playing better defense and the Lakers locked-in as usual, this game could present serious value on the under. This is a sentiment shared by sharp bettors, as showcased in our latest PRO Report.
NBA Picks: Lakers vs. Pelicans
The total for Tuesday's Lakers-Pelicans game opened up at 221.5. Since this morning, there have been three Action Labs Bet Signals triggered on the under.
This flurry of activity is a surefire sign of wiseguy action on the under.
PRO Report Pick: Under 221.5