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New Orleans Pelicans vs LA Lakers Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans vs LA Lakers Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans

March 23

23:30

128 : 111

LA Lakers

New Orleans Pelicans

LA Lakers

New Orleans Pelicans vs LA Lakers Prediction comes ahead of their NBA regular season clash on Tuesday, March 23rd 2021, at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Read my match preview for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

New Orleans Pelicans vs LA Lakers Preview

Although the news is centred around possible trades and deals to be done before the March 25 deadline, the Lakers (28-15) find themselves in an unwelcome situation right now. Dennis Schroder believes they have to overhaul their approach without Anthony Davis (tendinosis, calf strain) and LeBron James (ankle sprain), telling ESPN: 

"I think how we played before with them two [AD-LeBron] on the court, it's totally opposite now. We got to move the ball, play with more pace and be more scrappy on the defensive end.

Everybody coming on the floor has to be confident to knock down the shot or impact defensively."

Davis isn't expected back for at least a fortnight, while MVP candidate LeBron could miss a month or more after sustaining the injury against Atlanta this past weekend. How will they fare against the Pelicans? 

Nickeil Alexander-Walker had 20 points on a rare start, and Josh Hart added productive minutes off the bench (12 pts, 9 rebs, 6 ast) while Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram combined for 60 points to outlast Denver.

New Orleans Pelicans vs LA Lakers Betting Tips 

With the absences in mind, ESPN's BPI shares my view: this is a tricky encounter to call but are narrowly leaning towards a Pelicans home win (56.2%). 

JJ Redick (not with the team) and Lonzo Ball (hip) are unavailable for the hosts, while adjustments are likely to be made in a new-look Lakers team without their two superstars on court. I'm backing Zion and co to ultimately prevail, given they need it more to crack into a postseason berth.

Expert's prediction

Match prediction: New Orleans Pelicans to win

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Who will win?

New Orleans Pelicans (3)

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LA Lakers (0)

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W

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L

96-111 vs New York Knicks (A)

W

126-101 vs Brooklyn Nets (A)

L

104-110 vs Miami Heat (A)

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110-101 vs Toronto Raptors (A)

L

86-104 vs LA Clippers (A)

W

115-94 vs Sacramento Kings (A)

New Orleans Pelicans vs LA Lakers Head to Head (H2H) stats

23-03-2021

New Orleans Pelicans

128
111

LA Lakers

16-01-2021

LA Lakers

112
95

New Orleans Pelicans

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Predicted Lineup

Eric Bledsoe

Zion Williamson

Nickeil Alexander-Walker

Steven Adams

Brandon Ingram

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Markieff Morris

Dennis Schroeder

Devontae Cacok

Kyle Kuzma

Mosope Ominiyi
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