Sunday NBA Odds: Pelicans Vs Lakers Wraps Up Feb. 27 Docket

Los Angeles Lakers stars Russell Westbrook, left, and LeBron James during an October 2021 game.
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Half the league is on the Sunday NBA odds board, including the only team that’s winning at an 80%-plus clip. But that team, the Phoenix Suns, is without star guard Chris Paul for the next six to eight weeks due to a thumb injury.

And the Pacific Division-leading Suns face a sturdy challenge today, hosting the Northwest Division-leading Utah Jazz. Also on the docket: the Dallas Mavericks at the Golden State Warriors, and the Los Angeles Lakers hosting the New Orleans Pelicans. dives into Sunday NBA odds and action, with insight from multiple oddsmakers.

Sunday NBA Odds And Betting Action

Pelicans vs Lakers (10 p.m. ET)

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James grabs a rebound in the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets
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UPDATE 9:15 P.M. ET: Forty-five minutes before tipoff, the Lakers are 2.5-point favorites at WynnBet. Los Angeles opened -3 late Saturday morning, dipped to -1 Saturday night, then climbed back to -3 within the past hour, before inching down to -2.5. Ticket count is 6/1 and money beyond 4/1 on the Lakers. The total opened at 226.5, bottomed out at 222 this morning  and is now 224.5, with tickets 3/1 on the Over, but money running dead even.

Previous Pelicans vs Lakers Odds Updates

UPDATE 12:30 P.M. ET: The only reason we’re including this matchup of sub-.500 teams is because one of those outfits is the profoundly disappointing Lakers. Los Angeles (27-32 SU, 26-33 ATS) is currently ninth in the Western Conference, meaning it would have to get through the play-in round to reach the NBA playoffs.

In Friday’s return from the All-Star break, the Lakers were laying 3 points against their L.A. roommate Clippers and lost 105-102. The Lake Show is 3-8 SU (6-5 ATS) in its last 11 games.

New Orleans (24-36 SU, 29-30-1 ATS) has blown hot and cold over the past month-plus. The Pelicans lost four in a row, won four in a row, then went on a 1-4 skid entering the break. But surprisingly, the Pelicans returned from the hiatus with a 117-102 road victory as 6-point pups against the NBA-leading Suns on Friday night.

Los Angeles is 4-1 SU and ATS in its last five meetings with New Orleans.

This line has bounced around a bit in DraftKings’ Sunday NBA odds market. The Lakers opened -1.5 Saturday night and rose to -2 early this morning, then the number briefly flipped to Pelicans -1 later this morning and is now Lakers -1. Los Angeles is landing 70% of early spread bets and 74% of early spread money. The total moved from 224.5 to 225, then dropped to 222 this morning, before rebounding to 223 (Under -115). The Over is taking 60% of bets/89% of cash.

Mavericks vs Warriors (7:30 p.m. ET)

Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks reacts after a foul call in the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder at American Airlines Center on January 17, 2022 in Dallas, Texas.
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UPDATE 6:30 P.M. ET: Golden State landed on WynnBet’s Sunday NBA odds board as a 4.5-point favorite and is -3.5 an hour before tipoff. Dallas is taking the majority of tickets and money, at 56% and 60%, respectively. The total opened at 219 and is now 218, although 87% of tickets/78% of dollars are on the Over.

Jazz vs Suns (3:30 p.m. ET)

Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns reacts against the Atlanta Hawks during the second half at State Farm Arena on February 03, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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UPDATE 2:30 P.M. ET: An hour before tipoff, WynnBet has Utah as a 3-point road chalk (-115), after opening the Jazz -1 and stretching to -3.5. Phoenix is netting a modest majority 53% of spread tickets, while Utah is nabbing 64% of spread money. The total dipped from 227.5 to 225.5, with ticket count almost 4/1 and money 9/1 on the Under.