NBA Predictions - Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans

Los Angeles Lakers Players

Saturday, November 12, 2016 7:44 PM GMT

The Lakers have been really good to start the season and tonight they are NBA Odds favorites on the road against the Pelicans. With both teams that play fast and combined to cash the over at 10-7 this season, it’s an over play on Saturday.

Lakers vs. Pelicans

The Lakers are a lot better than most of the NBA betting public is giving them credit for and that has led to them being a fantastic play ATS so far this season. However, as -1 road favorites in the NBA Odds tonight, I'm more interested in the over for this one.

The NBA Odds have the total at 215, up from 211 ½ when it opened. Despite the sharp money moving the total up, 215 points might still be too low for these defenseless and fast paced clubs.

Both LA and New Orleans are playing at top eight paces and both of them have a defensive rating of 106 points allowed per 100 possessions. That could mean we have a floor of at least 210 to 212 points in this one. That is enough for me to bet the over here.

The Lakers were allowing 110 points per game on the road before their win against the Kings, but Sacramento is playing slower than anyone this year, so I tend to lean more towards games against the Suns, Hawks and Pacers are models of what this game might look like.

New Orleans may have gotten their first win on Thursday, but they have looked really good over their last three games. With two even matched clubs, offense will rule on Saturday night.

Free NBA Pick: OVER 215

Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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