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Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans Preview & Picks – Lakers To Seal NBA In-Season Tournament Final Berth

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06 Dec 2023
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Leigh Copson 06 Dec 2023
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  • Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans picks for Thursday, December 7
  • Matchup gets underway at 21:00 ET at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
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    Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans Preview & Picks
  • Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Los Angeles Lakers Form
  • New Orleans Pelicans Form

Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans Preview & Picks

Los Angeles are tipped to cover as they advance to the NBA In-Season Tournament Final.

The Lakers have been red-hot in the tournament and have been in decent form overall since early November.

  • Los Angeles Lakers are 5-0-0 ATS in the tournament
  • Los Angeles Lakers are 7-1-0 ATS in their last 8 wins overall
  • New Orleans Pelicans are 2-7-0 ATS in their last 9 road games
  • 8 of Los Angeles’ last 11 games have produced under 230.0 total points

Head To Head

  • Los Angeles Lakers lead the all-time series 48-29
  • Los Angeles Lakers on 123-108 when the two teams last met on March 14

Los Angeles Lakers Form

Los Angeles head into the West semi-final in solid form, having won 10 of their last 14 games.

The Lakers went on a couple of three-game win streaks during this run, with both streaks featuring a couple of tournament wins.

They beat Phoenix 122-119, Memphis 134-107, Portland 107-95 and Utah 131-99 to book their place in the knockout stage.

Los Angeles went on an inconsistent run after that, going 3-3 over their next six games before returning to tournament duty.

The Lakers did warm up for the quarter-finals with a 107-97 win against Houston, and then booked their place in the semi-finals with a 106-103 victory over Phoenix.

New Orleans Pelicans Form

New Orleans come into this semi-final match up on the back of their third win in their last four games. 

The Pelicans enjoyed a three-game win streak in late November, but saw that sequence come to an end in Utah as they lost back-to-back games, 105-100 and 114-112.

They bounced back when the returned home though, knocking off Philadelphia with a 124-114 win.

New Orleans followed that up with a 121-106 victory over San Antonio, only to then suffer a 124-118 defeat in Chicago.

The Pelicans bounced back immediately though, beating Sacramento 127-117 on the road in the tournament quarter-finals.

Verdict

Los Angeles have done some of their best work in the tournament, and you know LeBron wants this trophy!

We are backing the Lakers to maintain their flawless tournament record with another win and cover.

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Best Bet2: Under 230.0 Total Points @-111.11 at Stake.us - 2 Units
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