|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NBALet's take a look at the Thursday night matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans. The game at Smoothie King Center is scheduled to tip off at 9:30 PM ET, and will be televised on TNT. Currently, the Pelicans are strong favorites to win at home.
The Lakers are 10-41 SU and 22-29 ATS so far this season. They are 4-23 on the road, and 23 of their games have gone OVER the line, with 27 going UNDER, and 1 being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 119-115 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, where they won against the spread as 4 ½ point home underdogs. The total went OVER the 206 point line set by the sportsbooks in that matchup.
The Pelicans are 18-30 SU and 20-28 ATS overall this year. They are 13-11 at home, and 23 of their games have gone OVER the line, with 24 going UNDER, and 1 being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 110-97 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, where they lost against the spread as 12 ½ point road underdogs. The total was set at 207 points the sports betting experts, resulting in a PUSH.
Los Angeles is 13-28-1 ATS coming off of one day of rest, and 16-35 ATS on Thursday night. They are 18-40-1 ATS against the Western Conference, and 3-9 ATS against the Southwest Division. They are 6-21 ATS after a win spreadwise, and 3-12 ATS after a SU win. They are 3-10 ATS on the road against teams with a winning record at home.
The total has gone UNDER in all 7 of their games after a SU win, and OVER in of their last 5 against teams with a losing record. The total has gone OVER in 3 of their last 5 after one day of rest, and OVER in 9 of their last 13 on the road. The total has gone OVER in 16 of their last 23 games on Thursday night.
New Orleans is 4-0 ATS on the second of a back-to-back, and 4-1 ATS against teams with a losing record overall. They are 9-4 ATS coming off of a loss spreadwise, and 1-4 ATS overall recently.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 against the Western Conference, and OVER in 3 of their last 4 after a loss spreadwise. The total has gone OVER in 9 of their last 11 games overall, and OVER in 20 of their last 27 games at home. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 7 against the Pacific Division, and OVER in 42 of their last 59 at home against teams with a losing road record.
Between these teams, the road team is 26-11 ATS in this series.
They last met on January 12, 2016, when the Lakers won 95-91, and won against the spread as 2 point home underdogs. The total went UNDER the 203 point line set by NBA betting experts in that one.
For Thursday's matchup, the Pelicans are listed as -10 point home favorites in the betting odds. The over/under is set at 209 1/ 2points. On the moneyline, Los Angeles is a +450, with New Orleans listed at -600.