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Pelicans vs. Lakers: NBA InSeason Tournament Semifinals Odds

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The NBA InSeason Tournament reaches its definitive stage, as the four best teams of the tournament will meet in the semifinals to fight for a place in the Grand Final.

After Monday and Tuesday’s quarterfinals, we already know the four teams that will compete to get the first crown: Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers on one side, Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans on the other. The two semifinals and the final will be played as a single game in Las Vegas this Thursday and Saturday, respectively.

As said before, one of the semifinals will be between the Pelicans and the Lakers, played this Thursday.


Thursday, December 7 at 21:00 ET

Moneyline odds: 

Pelicans +108 

Lakers -135

Where Can I Watch it? 

TNT Sports, ESPN, and NBA League Pass

Why Bet on the Pelicans?

The New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Sacramento Kings 117-127 on Monday night, mainly thanks to Brandon Ingram (30 points, eight rebounds, and six assists). Thanks to this, they got their ticket to these semifinals, and now they will play against the Lakers to be one of the tournament’s finalists.

The Pelicans have shown a different level in this instance than in the regular season of the NBA. While in the InSeason Tournament, they have won almost every game they have played, in the regular season, they have a 12-10 record and are 4.5 games out of first place in the Western Conference.

Why Bet on the Lakers?

Conversely, the Lakers were the last team to secure a trip to the semifinals of this tournament. On Tuesday, the Lakers beat Kevin Durant and Devin Booker’s Phoenix Suns 106-103 thanks to a fantastic performance by LeBron James (31 points, eight rebounds, eleven assists, and five steals).

The Lakers are playing very well this season and want to ratify that great level in this first edition of the NBA InSeason Tournament. Undoubtedly, they have everything to get a convincing victory against the Pelicans. However, they must be careful, as this team comes with much inspiration after an excellent tournament.

Likewise, let’s remember that the Lakers and LeBron James left a titan like the Phoenix Suns on the road. They will be full of confidence.

Final Betting Analysis: Pelicans vs Lakers

In the 71 games played between these two teams in NBA history, the Lakers have led the series with 44 wins, while the Pelicans have won 27 times. In addition, the Lakers won the last two games against the Pelicans by 120-102 and 123-108.

At, there is a Moneyline that favors the Lakers at -135, while the Pelicans start at +108.

Our winner’s chip for this game is undoubtedly for Los Angeles.

Look for a win on the Lakers’ Moneyline. If you put $100 on them at -135, you’ll see a $74.07 win with a total payout of $174.07.

Pelicans vs Lakers Betting Pick: Lakers

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Eduardo Perozo
Eduardo Perez is a Gambyl sports betting staff writer. He is based in South America and is an expert in all things Football especially when it comes to Ecuardorian and Brazilian league soccer.

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