Lamar Odom scored 24 points leading the Lakers to a 103-88 victory over New Orleans at New Orleans Arena on Wednesday.
Los Angeles was a favorite by 3.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 190.5.
Los Angeles got 20 points from Kobe Bryant and another 18 points from Andrew Bynum. Derek Fisher contributed 8 assists, while Pau Gasol cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
New Orleans got 20 points from Chris Paul in a losing cause and another 15 points from Marco Belinelli. Chris Paul contributed 7 assists for the Hornets, while Emeka Okafor had 7 rebounds.
The Lakers hit the break leading 59-41 before taking care of business in the second half.
Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 44-24.
Next game, Los Angeles takes its act home to face Philadelphia looking for another win. For New Orleans, they head on the road to face Boston.