LA could use a “gimme” game.
Your Los Angeles Lakers are hoping to beat a sputtering New Orleans Pelicans team that has nosedived down the Western Conference standings of late. In a bit of a rarity, Vegas oddsmakers are actually anticipating a Lakers road victory today.
Let’s take a look at some fun odds and lines from gambling aggregator Action Network, and examine the best bets for LA.
The Game Spread
New Orleans has gone 3-13 since All-Star power forward Zion Williamson first went out indefinitely with a hamstring strain last month. Assuming at least one of the Lakers’ two studs is available, LA should be able to nab the W. The Lakers are a one-point favorite to win on the road. Take them to cover.
Anthony Davis’s Total Combined Points + Rebounds
The LA big man is expected to log 37.5 combined points and boards today against Jonas Valanciunas. Through 29 games this season, the 6’10” vet is averaging 26.9 points (on 57.8% shooting!) and 12 rebounds. Those averages are a smidge above his expected over/under. With his minutes restriction seemingly in the rearview, take the over.
LeBron James’s Total Steals
The Chosen One has a projected line of 0.5 swipes tonight. He is averaging a steal per bout. Take the over.
The action kicks off locally at 3 p.m. PT on Spectrum SportsNet.