New Orleans Pelicans Vs. Los Angeles Lakers Same-Game Parlay (12/7/23): Expert Picks & Predictions

What better time than the In-Season Tournament semi-finals to put together a same-game parlay? See every leg and the analysis on it for our New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers Same-Game Parlay below!

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers Same-Game Parlay Picks

Our New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers same-game parlay has four legs, which features Trey Murphy III scoring 16 or more points and hitting three or more three-pointers, Zion Williamson recording five or more assists, and Austin Reaves scoring 14 or more points.

Leg 1: Trey Murphy III o15.5 Points (+130) & o2.5 Threes (-135)

Before the preseason, our Trey Murphy III Most Improved Player campaign was being pushed heavily. While Murphy won’t have a realistic shot at winning MIP because of a knee injury he suffered before the season, he will still be a huge piece for the Pelicans and their NBA Championship hopes.

In two games since returning from his injury, Murphy has cleared this line both times while shooting 13 FGAs in those games. There is a lot to like about the volume for TMIII, especially because a solid chunk of those are 3PAs (nine per game), and he is an elite shooter from deep.

Even more encouraging for Murphy and his betting backers has been his rapid increase in minutes; he played 22 minutes in his first game back and then 30 minutes in the last game. If Murphy plays 30 or more minutes like last game, there is a lot to love here.

As far as Murphy’s matchup against the Lakers defense, they have allowed opponents to shoot 36.5% from behind the arc, including 48% to the Suns in their last outing. Further, Los Angeles allows the sixth-most three-pointers to opposing small forwards, which is where Murphy will play the majority of his minutes.

Murphy’s betting lines will eventually settle at a reasonable number, but for now, they are simply too low.

Leg 2: Zion Williamson Over 4.5 Assists (-145)

The biggest progression in Zion Williamson’s game from the past few seasons to this season has undoubtedly been his playmaking; he is averaging 4.9 assists per game this year, which is substantially better than the 2.1 apg that he averaged in his rookie season.

Recently, Williamson has been even better at creating for others and utilizing his size and passing vision to put his teammates in great positions to score. As a matter of fact, Zion has recorded at least five assists in nine of his past ten games. The implied probability from these odds (-145) is 59.18%, but he has a hit rate of 90% in the last ten games.

Further, Zion has hit the Over on this line in his past two games against the Los Angeles Lakers. Expect Williamson to put together a terrific all-around game in this spot as the betting line for his assist prop continues to try to find stability.

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Leg 3: Austin Reaves Over 13.5 Points (-140)

Our Lineups.com team is considering applying a “betting rule” to Austin Reaves: bet his Overs when the games truly matter.

Reaves had his coming-out party in last season’s playoffs when he averaged 16.9 points on a 46/44/90 shooting split for a Lakers team that made the Western Conference Finals as a play-in team!

AR15 has had a rough shooting start to the 2023-24 regular season and is even being brought off the bench now; however, in his 29 minutes of the In-Season Tournament quarterfinals, he put up 20 points on 7-for-16 shooting from the field, including a clutch shot at the end of the game to help the Lakers advance to the semis.

At just 13.5 points, we love betting the Over for Reaves’ points. He has hit this in three consecutive outings and seems to step up when the games matter most. Some players are just like that. With the Pelicans likely hyper-focused on stopping Anthony Davis and LeBron James, expect Reaves to find some really clean looks in this one.

Same-Game Parlay Card For New Orleans Pelicans Vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Below are the final New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers same-game parlay odds, including each of the four individual legs.

  • Trey Murphy III Over 15.5 Points (+130)
  • Trey Murphy III Over 2.5 Threes (-135)
  • Zion Williamson Over 4.5 Assists (-145)
  • Austin Reaves Over 13.5 Points (-140)
  • Parlay Odds – Four Legs: (+550)
Drew is one of the NBA Lead Writers at Lineups.com, specializing in betting content such as game predictions and player props. With a deep knowledge of players and prospects, Drew has an extensive edge in covering everything NBA.

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