Pelicans vs Jazz: Free NBA Picks and Predictions
Brandon Ingram is still definitely proving to be quite a return to the Pelicans in the Anthony Davis trade. He’s directing the Pelicans in scoring (25.6 ppg), is second in rebounds (7.4 rpg), adding a career-best 4.1 apg, while shooting 45 percent from 3 pt range. His improved play had directed the Pelicans to acquire 4 out of the last five games.
At a 124-121 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night, Ingram scored 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and JJ Redick had 26 points. Fellow Lakers castoff Lonzo Ball, came off the bench to score 8 points with 5 assists in his first game since Nov. 8. Ball had been suffering from a strained groin.
The Pelicans are giving time to rookie Jaxson Hayes who is averaging 8 pts and 4 rebs at 17 mins. E’twaun Moore and jrue Holliday are currently providing veteran leadership and even injuriesthat the Pelicans are currently starting to come together as a team.
The Pelicans are 9th in offensive evaluation in 109.4. The Pelicans are 26th in defensive rating at 112.4. The Pelicans are 19th in net evaluation at -2.6 but are +2.8 during their win streak.