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The Lakers and the Pelicans kick off the NBA Playoffs with the West Play-In tonight. Which team will advance to the next round and play the Nuggets? Matt McCuen shares his Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans prediction and pick against the spread for the NBA Play-In.
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Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick Against the Spread, Latest Odds for NBA Play-In

The Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans will meet from the Big Easy on Tuesday night.

This game will tip off the NBA Play-In tournament.

The winner of this contest will have a date with the Denver Nuggets in round one.

The loser of this game will play the winner of the Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings.

The winner of that game will face the Oklahoma City Thunder as an eighth seed.

LAKERS VS. PELICANS DATE, TIME, AND WHERE TO WATCH

  • Date: April 16, 2024
  • Start Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where to Watch: TNT

LAKERS VS. PELICANS Odds

  • Spread: Lakers +1.5 (-110), Pelicans -1.5 (-109)
  • Total Odds: O/U 225 (-112)
  • Moneyline Odds: Lakers (-105), Pelicans (-117)

LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. NEW ORLEANS PELICANS PREDICTION

New Orleans could have been in the playoffs as the sixth seed if they beat the Lakers on Sunday.

The Pels came up short, losing 124-108.

That loss pushed the Pelican's record to 49-33.

The last time the Pelicans won a playoff series was in 2017.

Zion Williamson has been the star of the team, leading the way with 22.9 points per game.

Former Laker Brandon Ingram has had a strong season, adding 20.8 points per game and 5.1 rebounds. Ingram returned on Sunday for the first time since March 21st.

Veteran CJ McCollum has added 20.0 points per game and 4.6 assists.

The Pelicans offense has scored 115.1 points per game.

The Lakers begin this game with a record of 47-35.

Los Angeles was a play-in team last season and advanced to the Western Conference Finals.

They are hopeful for similar results this season.

The Lakers got off to a rocky start but have played much better since the All-Star Break.

LA has won seven of their last ten games.

LeBron James leads the Lakers with 25.7 points per game and 8.3 assists.

Anthony Davis has delivered a great season, adding 24.7 points and 12.6 rebounds.

D'Angelo Russell has averaged 18.0 points and 6.3 assists.

The Lakers offense has scored 118.0 points per game.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. NEW ORLEANS PELICANS Pick

We are getting great value on the Lakers tonight.

The two best players on the court will be wearing Lakers uniforms.

Los Angeles brings a wealth of experience into this game and will play a key role.

New Orleans is not entirely healthy as Ingram continues to come back from his injury.

Los Angeles will find a way to get a win tonight.

Pick: Los Angeles Lakers ML -105 CLICK HERE TO SEE WHICH SPORTSBOOK HAS THE BEST ODDS

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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