Pelicans close out Pacers in final minute to win 96-92
Mar 24 2018 by Marjorie Miles
On the other side, the Pelicans are just 3-8 at the betting window in their last 11 home games versus the Mavericks while the road team is a ideal 4-0 against the number in the last four meetings between these two teams. Los Angeles dropped their third straight with a 110-100 road loss to Indiana Monday night. The Pacers had a rate of 5.9 (better than their season average of 12.1), while the Lakers posted a mark of 11.9. Kyle Kuzma has been solid as a rookie with 15.6 points plus 6.2 rebounds a contest. New Orleans is 2 in field goal percentage shooting 48.3 percent from the floor. The Pelicans had a rate of 0.253 (above their season average of 0.186), while the Pacers posted a mark of 0.183. Anthony Davis led the way with 28, including a clutch fadeaway in the final minute of a 96-92 win.
There could be a fair amount of transition action in this showdown that features two of the league's more up-and-down teams.
Meanwhile, New Orleans is 42-30 SU and 39-32 ATS.
Anthony Davis scored 37 points to help the New Orleans Pelicans strengthen their bid for a playoff spot with 115-105 victory over the visiting Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night at Smoothie King Center.
Randle was denied a fifth consecutive double-double by one rebound Monday night in IN, where he finished with 21 points and nine rebounds.
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On the road, Los Angeles is 18-18 ATS with 20 overs and 16 unders. The Lakers remain in 11 place in the Western Conference though their playoff hopes are about extinguished as they trail Utah by 8.5 games with 12 to play.
Dirk Nowitzki and Harrison Barnes scored each scored 19, and Yogi Ferrell had 15 points for the Mavericks.
New Orleans has to be fuming about the rainout last month as it put them in this unfortunate situation of three games in as many nights. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The one saving grace for New Orleans is that all three games are at home. The Pelicans, who own the fifth seed in the Western Conference, will take a three-game winning streak into the fixture against the Lakers.
Los Angeles averages 16.6 points off turnovers per game, which ranks 14th in the National Basketball Association. New Orleans has seen the under go 9-3 in their last 12 on Thursday. The Lakers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. For the season, Los Angeles has been defeated by an average of 1.6 points.
Moore's tying basket started the fourth-quarter scoring, but Turner scored the next five points.