Prediction and Analysis: Lakers vs Pelicans April 16, 2024

Prediction and Analysis: Lakers vs Pelicans April 16, 2024

April 16, 2024


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The Los Angeles Lakers will visit Smoothie King Center on April 16, hosted by the New Orleans Pelicans for the Play In tournament. Get the best basketball analysis by reading more articles like this.


Lakers Analysis: They’ve won their last 2 games

To climb to the eighth seed in the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Lakers won 11 of their last 14 games. Although being in 8th place gave them 2 opportunities to win a game and go to the next round, the main objective was to avoid the Play-In Tournament. Anthony Davis was labeled as day-to-day for the Lakers going into the Play-In Tournament, but overall they are pretty healthy. LeBron James scores 25.7 points, 8.3 assists, and 1.3 steals per game to lead the Lakers. He is making 41.0% of his 3-point shots, averaging a career-high 3-point percentage, and averaging 2.1 threes a game at the age of 39. In the final three games of the season, James scored 28 points or more, including a 37-point performance against the Grizzlies.


Pelicans Analysis: They just lost a 4-game win streak

Recently, the New Orleans Pelicans lost to the Lakers but defeated the Kings and Warriors. In terms of shooting percentage, the New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.1 points on 48.6% and giving up 110.7 points on 46.4%. While Brandon Ingram averages 20.8 points and 5.1 rebounds, Zion Williamson averages 22.9 points and 5.8 rebounds. The 3rd player to score in double figures is CJ McCollum, while Trey Murphy III pulls down 4.9 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are making 77.1% of their free throws from the line and 38.3% of their shots from outside the arc. They pull down 44 rebounds per game and allow 34.9% shooting from beyond the arc.
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Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans Game Information

  1. Date: 04/16/2024
  2. Time: 07:30 PM ET
  3. Location: Smoothie King Center.
  4. How to Watch Lakers vs Pelicans: ESPN
  5. Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


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