Lakers vs Pelicans NBA Play-In Preview (4/16/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on April 15, 2024 - Last Updated on April 18, 2024
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The Los Angeles Lakers are scheduled to play the New Orleans Pelicans in an NBA Play-In game at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. The game will be broadcast on TNT. NBA odds favor a close match with a point spread of -1.0 for the Pelicans and an over/under of 225.5. Lakers odds are set at -111, while Pelicans odds are at -109.

Lakers vs. Pelicans pregame odds for Tuesday night

The NBA betting odds for the upcoming game between the Lakers and the Pelicans indicate a closely contested game. DraftKings and FanDuel, among other sportsbooks, present a tight point spread and an over/under that suggests a high-scoring affair. Lakers odds and Pelicans odds are evenly matched across the board, making this game a focal point at Ohio sportsbooks.

  • Bet365: Lakers +1, over/under 224
  • BetMGM: Lakers +1.5, over/under 225.5
  • Caesars: Lakers +1, over under 224.5
  • BetRivers: Lakers +1, over/under 224.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Lakers vs Pelicans.

Lakers vs Pelicans projected starting lineups (4/16/24)

LA Lakers starting lineup for Tuesday night

  • PG: D’Angelo Russell
  • SG: Austin Reaves
  • SF: Rui Hachimura
  • PF: LeBron James
  • C: Anthony Davis (game-time decision)

New Orleans Pelicans starting lineup for Tuesday night

  • PG: CJ McCollum
  • SG: Herbert Jones
  • SF: Brandon Ingram
  • PF: Zion Williamson
  • C: Jonas Valanciunas

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Lakers vs Pelicans injuries for Tuesday night

The Lakers’ Anthony Davis is probable with a back/hip issue. Christian Wood (knee), Jarred Vanderbilt (foot), and Jalen Hood-Schifino (back) are out for the Lakers. There are no significant injuries reported for the Pelicans.

Team standings and stats for Tuesday’s play-in game

The NBA Play-In Tournament is here. The Eastern Conference Play-In Tournament begins with the Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls on Thursday. The winner of the Lakers and Pelicans will play the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, the Denver Nuggets. The loser will play the winner of the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors for the right to be the No. 8 seed and play the Oklahoma City Thunder. During the regular season, the Lakers and Pelicans played four times, with Los Angeles winning three of those games. In fact, these two teams just played to close out the regular season on Sunday.

Los Angeles Lakers team stats ahead of the play-in game

The Los Angeles Lakers, with a season record of 47-35, are positioned 8th in the Western Conference. Their recent victory against the Pelicans showcased a strong performance, winning 124-108 with a 55.2 FG% and a 37.9 3PT%. This performance reflects their season averages, highlighting their offensive strength with 118.0 points per game and a solid 49.9 FG%. Lakers odds for the upcoming game are influenced by their recent form, including a 2-game winning streak and winning 7 of their last 10 games.

  • Points per game: 118.0
  • Points allowed per game: 117.4
  • FG%: 49.9
  • 3PT%: 37.7
  • Assists per game: 28.5
  • Rebounds per game: 43.1

New Orleans Pelicans ahead of the play-in game

The New Orleans Pelicans finished the season at 49-33, securing the 7th spot in the Western Conference. Their latest game against the Lakers resulted in 124-108 loss, a 46.7 FG%, and an impressive 52.6 3PT%. These figures are slightly above their season performance, which includes averaging 115.1 points per game and a 48.6 FG%. Pelicans odds may be affected by their balanced performance and a recent 1-game losing streak. In its 10 games, New Orleans was 5-5 to close out the regular season.

  • Points per game: 115.1
  • Points allowed per game: 110.7
  • FG%: 48.6
  • 3PT%: 38.3
  • Assists per game: 27.0
  • Rebounds per game: 44.0

Player stats for Lakers vs. Pelicans on April 16

With the Lakers and Pelicans set to face off in the play-in tournament, NBA odds suggest a closely contested game. Key players from both teams are expected to impact the game significantly. The Lakers’ LeBron James and Anthony Davis, while the Pelicans’ Zion Williamson and CJ McCollum, are in the spotlight for their recent performances and season averages.

LA Lakers leaders ahead of Tuesday night’s game

LeBron James and Anthony Davis have been pivotal for the Lakers, influencing Lakers odds positively with their performances. Here are LA’s leaders from the win over New Orleans:

  • Anthony Davis (C): 30 PTS, 11 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • LeBron James (SF): 28 PTS, 11 RBS, 17 ASTS
  • Austin Reaves (SG): 20 PTS, 1 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • D’Angelo Russell (PG): 19 PTS, 1 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Rui Hachimura (PF): 11 PTS, 7 RBS, 4 ASTS

Season leaders for the Lakers show consistent performances, crucial for Lakers odds:

  • LeBron James: 25.7 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 8.3 APG
  • Anthony Davis: 24.7 PPG, 12.6 RPG, 3.5 APG
  • D’Angelo Russell: 18.0 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 6.3 APG
  • Austin Reaves: 15.9 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 5.5 APG
  • Rui Hachimura: 13.6 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 1.2 APG

New Orleans Pelicans leaders ahead of Tuesday night’s game

Zion Williamson and CJ McCollum are key performers for the Pelicans, aiding New Orleans in a win over the Warriors this past Friday before facing the Lakers on Sunday. Here are New Orleans’s leaders from their most recent loss to the Lakers:

  • CJ McCollum (PG): 25 PTS, 4 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Herbert Jones (SF): 18 PTS, 5 RBS, 1 ASTS
  • Zion Williamson (PF): 12 PTS, 8 RBS, 8 ASTS
  • Trey Murphy III (SF): 11 PTS, 3 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Larry Nance Jr. (PF): 13 PTS, 6 RBS, 4 ASTS

After losing to the Lakers, the Pelicans host the Sacramento Kings on Friday in an NBA Play-In game. Season stats for the Pelicans highlight their strengths and impact on Pelicans odds:

  • Zion Williamson: 22.9 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 5.0 APG
  • Brandon Ingram: 20.8 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 5.7 APG
  • CJ McCollum: 20.0 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 4.6 APG
  • Jonas Valanciunas: 12.2 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 2.1 APG
  • Herbert Jones: 11.0 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 2.6 APG
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