For the second time in less than a week, the Los Angeles Lakers (29-30 SU, 25-32-3 ATS) are about to face the New Orleans Pelicans (27-34 SU, 29-31-1 ATS). But will LeBron James and Anthony Davis share the court at the same time? ESPN will provide the coverage from Staples Center this Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. ET.
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Davis didn’t suit up when these two teams met in the Big Easy on Saturday – and the Pelicans ended up winning 128-115 as 7-point home dogs, up from +5 when the first NBA lines hit the board. It was the second of back-to-back games for New Orleans; they’re trying to limit Davis’ minutes during the remainder of his lame-duck season, but they’ll have Tuesday off, so Davis will presumably play in Wednesday’s rematch. The Pels are 4-6 SU and 8-2 ATS when he sits.
The Lakers, meanwhile, are 3-4 SU and ATS with James back in the lineup after his extended injury layoff. He scored 27 points against the Pelicans, but James was also a minus-10 on the day. And it doesn’t look like Lonzo Ball will be back anytime soon – he’s picked up a bone bruise in his sprained left ankle.
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