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NBA Predictions Today – Read on below as our NBA experts preview selected games from Thursday’s match-card (Friday December 8 AEDT), along with providing their best bets, tips and predictions.

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⏰ [08/12/23] AEDT ⏰

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Pelicans vs Lakers Trey Murphy - Over 15.5 Points, Rebounds & Assists $1.83
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Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Predictions

  • Friday December 8 | T-Mobile Arena | 1.00pm AEDT

The Lakers and Pelicans clash for the first time this season when they square off in the semi-final of the In-Season Tournament on Thursday night. The Lakers won last season’s series 3-1, including a pair of home victories. Anthony Davis was the main man in that series, averaging 29.3 points and 14.3 rebounds. Most recently, the Lakers took out the Suns 106-103 in the quarter-finals, with LeBron going off with 31 points and 11 assists, while AD contributed with 27 points and 15 rebounds. Meanwhile, the Pelicans also bring winning momentum into this encounter, defeating the Kings 127-117 in their last outing, with Brandon Ingram dropping 30 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Both teams head into this showdown having won three of their last four games.

We’ll be backing Trey Murphy to cover his points, rebounds + assists line of 15.5 for our best bet. Murphy is looking good after injury, registering 22 & 19 PRAs in his two games since returning, playing 22 & 30 minutes respectively. After the All-Star break last season, Murphy averaged 23.5 PRAS, so looks like he could be heading back to those numbers. Murphy has covered this line in 22 consecutive regular season games, so this looks great value. Murphy has also enjoyed recent success against the Lakers, putting up 20, 26 & 24 PRAs in his last three appearances against them when seeing 20+ minutes.

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