NBA In-Season Tournament: Pelicans vs. Lakers SGP

The New Orleans Pelicans (12-10) and Los Angeles Lakers (13-9) battle in Sin City tonight in the second semifinal matchup of the NBA’s In-Season Tournament. 

The winner will face the Indiana Pacers or Milwaukee Bucks in the Tournament Final on Dec. 9.

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LA, who downed the Phoenix Suns in Tuesday’s quarterfinal, enters the contest as a 2.0-point favorite. 

Anchored by Pelicans superstar Zion Williamson, I have outlined a viable three-leg same-game parlay as both teams look to keep their NBA Cup hopes alive.


Note: All odds and props courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Leg 1: Zion Williamson OVER 23.5 Points (-118)

  • Banking on a bounce-back performance after Williamson scored a season-low ten points in Monday’s quarterfinal victory over the Kings
  • Williamson has scored at least 23 points in 11 of 18 games this season (61%), including seven of his past nine
  • Williamson scored 27 points in his lone appearance against the Lakers last season

Leg 2: Herbert Jones OVER 11.5 Points (-104)

  • Jones is coming off a season-high 23 points against the Kings
  • Jones is averaging nearly a full point per game more than tonight’s scoring prop (12.4 PPG)
  • Jones has scored at least 12 points in five of his past seven games, including three straight

Leg 3: D’Angelo Russell OVER 13.5 Points (-122)

  • Russell has struggled the past two games but is in a good spot against a Pelicans team that’s allowing the eighth most points to point guards this season
  • Russell is averaging 16.7 PPG this season, over three points more than his scoring prop
  • Russell has scored at least 14 points in 13 of 22 games this season (59%)

Total Value = +284

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