Lakers visit Bobcats in NBA clash

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Lakers travelling to Charlotte Monday to face the Bobcats on Monday.

The Bobcats sport records of 23-31 and 26-26-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Lakers sit at 38-17 and 25-30 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 25-29 for the Bobcats and 21-34 for the Lakers.

View LA Lakers vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Bobcats and the No. 1-ranked Lakers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 104-94 result in favor of the Lakers.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Charlotte's No. 12-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 4-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Charlotte rates No. 24 in the league with 5.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 6.5 per outing.

Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.8 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Los Angeles was an 89-75 loser on the road against the Magic. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (164) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles suffered an 89-75 loss against Orlando on Sunday, getting 17 points from Andrew Bynum in a losing effort at Amway Center.

The Bobcats were an 88-86 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Hawks. They covered the 7–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (174) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Bobcats got a 32-point performance from Stephen Jackson as Charlotte handed Atlanta an 88-86 defeat on Saturday at Philips Arena.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Lakers at Bobcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games on the road
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games at home
Charlotte is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
Charlotte is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 7 games when playing LA Lakers

Next up:
LA Lakers at Cleveland, Wednesday, February 16
Charlotte at Chicago, Tuesday, February 15

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