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Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Hornets Odds
The New Orleans Hornets host Los Angeles on Wednesday, looking to build on their 5-11 mark against the 8-10 Lakers in NBA action at New Orleans Arena.
The Lakers will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 7-11 ATS against the number this season, while the Hornets are 9-7 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Los Angeles is 10-8 on the totals; New Orleans is 8-8.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 25 (Hornets) and the No. 6 (Lakers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 101-93 result in favor of the Lakers is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 23-ranked offense (93.4 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 14 at 97.5 PPG. The Hornets have averaged 44.4% from the field per game, less than the Lakers have managed so far this season (45.8% on average).
Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.3 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.
The Lakers were a 107-105 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (212) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Lakers got a terrific 39-point performance from Kobe Bryant but Houston handed them a 107-105 defeat on Tuesday at Toyota Center.
The Hornets were a 102-81 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bucks. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (183) made winners of UNDER bettors. New Orleans cruised to victory on Monday, running Milwaukee out of the gym and running up a 102-81 score at New Orleans Arena.
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few Lakers at Hornets trends to consider:
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing New Orleans
LA Lakers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing New Orleans
LA Lakers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
New Orleans is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
LA Lakers at Oklahoma City, Friday, December 7
New Orleans home to Memphis, Friday, December 7