Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans : TV channel, Start time, Injury report, starting lineups & game prediction (December 31)

Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans face off at Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA on Sunday, December 31st, 2023 7:00 PM ET .

Who’s Playing

Los Angeles Lakers @ New Orleans Pelicans

How To Watch ?

  • Date & time : Sunday, December 31st, 2023 7:00 PM ET
  • Arena : Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
  • TV & radio channel : Bally Sports New Orleans, Spectrum SportsNet, SiriusXM, WRNO 99.5FM, ESPN LA 710/1330 KWKW
  • Live Stream: FuboTV

Los Angeles Lakers – New Orleans Pelicans injury report :

Los Angeles Lakers injury report :

Jalen Hood-Schifino: Out (Patella)
Rui Hachimura: Questionable (Eye)
Jarred Vanderbilt: Out (Heel)

New Orleans Pelicans injury report :

Matt Ryan: Out (Elbow)
Larry Nance: Out (Rib)

Los Angeles Lakers – New Orleans Pelicans starting lineups :

The following were the starters for both teams in their previous games:

Los Angeles Lakers starting lineup :

C. Reddish, SG #5 T. Prince, SF #12 J. Vanderbilt, SF #2 L. James, PF #23 A. Davis, C #3

New Orleans Pelicans starting lineup :

C. McCollum, PG #3 H. Jones, SG #5 B. Ingram, SF #14 Z. Williamson, PF #1 J. Valanciunas, C #17

Game prediction : Los Angeles Lakers – New Orleans Pelicans

Spread : +5.5 (-110) (LAL)
Over/Under (Totals) : 229

NBA Point Spread Predictions

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For instance, if you bet on the Los Angeles Lakers as favorites with a -7 point spread and they win by 8 or more points, your prediction would be correct. On the other hand, if you bet on the underdog and they lose by just 6 points, they would still cover the spread because they started with +7 points advantage.

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NBA Over/Under (Totals) Predictions

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