Bobcats host Lakers in basketball action
Los Angeles Lakers vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds
Time Warner Cable Arena will feature Bobcats vs. Lakers action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
This season the Bobcats are 11-37 overall and 18-30 ATS against the number, while the Lakers are 23-27 and 20-30 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Charlotte is 23-24-1 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 25-24-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 30-rated Bobcats and the No. 12-rated Lakers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 101-91 win for the Lakers on Friday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lakers rank No. 3 in the league with 45 per game. That compares with Charlotte’s No. 24 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Charlotte is the NBA’s No. 25-ranked team at 5.8 per game, while the Lakers rate No. 4 with 8.6 per contest.
Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.6 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 116-95 loser as they battled the Celtics on the road. The Lakers failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 211 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles was run off the court by the Celtics on Thursday as Boston blasted them 116-95 at TD Garden.
In their last action, Charlotte was a 122-95 loser on the road against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (217) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Charlotte was run off the court by the Cavaliers on Wednesday as Cleveland blasted them 122-95 at Quicken Loans Arena.
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 9-1
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
A few Lakers at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing Charlotte
LA Lakers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
LA Lakers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Charlotte
LA Lakers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games
Charlotte is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
Charlotte is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
LA Lakers at Miami, Sunday, February 10
Charlotte at Philadelphia, Saturday, February 9