Lakers vs Pelicans Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/7

Lakers vs Pelicans Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/7

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NBA In-Season Tournament - Semifinals

Las Vegas, NV; Thursday, 7:00 p.m. EST

Spread: LAL -1.5
Over/Under: 229.5

Introduction

Excitement builds as the New Orleans Pelicans (12-10) face off against the Los Angeles Lakers (13-9) in the NBA In-Season Tournament Semifinals at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. EST. Dive into this preview for insights into player statistics, recent team performances, and a final prediction.

 

Team Analysis

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans, standing second in the Southwest, bring offensive prowess to this matchup. With Brandon Ingram leading the charge, they look to capitalize on the Lakers' vulnerabilities.

Player Spotlight: Brandon Ingram

Brandon Ingram, averaging 23.7 points per game with a remarkable 49.9% field goal percentage, is a key factor in the Pelicans' offensive superiority. His scoring efficiency will be crucial for the team's success.

 

Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers, currently leading the Pacific, aim to defend their home court. Despite the presence of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, they face challenges, especially with key players listed as game-time decisions.

Player Spotlight: LeBron James

LeBron James, averaging 24.7 points per game with a 54.6% field goal percentage, is a driving force for the Lakers. His leadership and scoring ability are pivotal for the team.

 

Prediction

Expect the New Orleans Pelicans to secure the victory in a closely contested game. The Pelicans have displayed offensive prowess, and with Brandon Ingram leading the charge, they can exploit the Lakers' defensive vulnerabilities. With key Lakers players listed as game-time decisions, the Pelicans have an opportunity to capitalize and secure the win.

 

Pick: New Orleans Pelicans ML (+105)

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