2019-20 NBA – Los Angeles Lakers @ New Orleans Pelicans Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Los Angeles Lakers @ New Orleans Pelicans taking place? Thursday 28th November, 2019 – 02:30 (UK)

Where is Los Angeles Lakers @ New Orleans Pelicans taking place? Smoothie King Center

What channel is Los Angeles Lakers @ New Orleans Pelicans on? ESPN (USA), Spectrum Sportsnet (Los Angeles)

Where can I stream Los Angeles Lakers @ New Orleans Pelicans? If the game is televised on Sky Sports, subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go / NBA League Pass subscribers can stream every game live on the online service, WatchESPN

Where can I get tickets for Los Angeles Lakers @ New Orleans Pelicans? https://nbatickets.nba.com/

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Los Angeles Lakers 130 – 102 New Orleans Pelicans

THE TEAM NEWS

LOS ANGELES LAKERS

  • The Lakers are one of the hottest teams in the NBA this season and they have dominated the competition with ease. Following Monday’s 114-104 win over the San Antonio Spurs, the Lakers have extended their winning streak to eight games and sit comfortably at the top of the Western Conference with a league-best 15-2 record.
  • After both Anthony Davis and Alex Caruso started Monday’s contest against the San Antonio Spurs, Frank Vogel shouldn’t have many absences ahead of this contest. Avery Bradley is out with a lower leg injury, but he should be close to return. Meanwhile, DeMarcus Cousins has been ruled out for the entire season due to an ACL offseason injury.
  • LeBron James is coming off a 33-point, 14-assist performance against the Spurs on Monday, and he is leading the league in assists with 11.0 per game. He also averages 25.6 points in 35.2 minutes per contest thus far in 2019/20.

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS

  • The Pelicans have been quite inconsistent this season and while they have shown potential, they sit in 11th place of the Western Conference with a 6-11 record. They are also riding a two-game losing streak following their 134-109 defeat against Los Angeles Clippers last Sunday.
  • Derrick Favors and Josh Hart have been listed as questionable ahead of this matchup. Star prospect Zion Williamson continues to miss out since he’s dealing with a knee injury, while Darius Miller is slated to miss most of the regular season with an Achilles injury.
  • Brandon Ingram should be the player to watch for the Pelicans. Even though Jrue Holiday and Lonzo Ball have been playing well of late, Ingram has already established himself as the Pelicans’ go-to guy on offense. The former Laker is averaging 26.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.6 threes in 32.9 minutes per game this season.

THE PREDICTION

The Lakers have looked unstoppable in recent weeks and their eight-game winning streak has been highlighted by the fact that they have scored at least 109 points in seven of those wins, while holding their opponents to 109 or fewer six times. The Lakers have also won three of the last four H2H meetings against the Pelicans, and they seem to be the better side on both ends of the court by a sizeable margin. New Orleans will aim to keep things close, but the Lakers should run away with the win here.

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