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Los Angeles LakersNew Orleans Hornets
April 9, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

35-22TEAM RECORD15-41

New Orleans looks to cover the Hornets-Lakers pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 15-41 mark when they host Los Angeles in NBA action.

The Hornets are 15-41 so far on the season, and 28-28 ATS vs. the number. The Lakers, meanwhile, are 35-22 and 22-35 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Orleans go 25-29-2 and the Lakers go 32-25 on the totals.

View LA Lakers vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hornets sit at No. 24 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Lakers are at No. 5 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Lakers will win this game 96-89.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Orleans's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 89.4 PPG, against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 13 at 94.9 PPG. The Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 44.9% so far, less than the Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.

Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 99 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 125-105 result against the Suns on April 7. The Lakers failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 230 combined points took the game OVER the total. Los Angeles was crushed on Saturday, getting run out of the gym by Phoenix and falling 125-105 at US Airways Center.

In their last action, New Orleans was a 99-90 winner at home against the Timberwolves. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Jason Smith scored 26 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for New Orleans on Saturday, leading the Hornets to a 99-90 victory over Minnesota at New Orleans Arena.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing San Antonio are 8-2
After playing Phoenix are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Sacramento are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

A few Lakers at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games on the road
LA Lakers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing New Orleans
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games at home
New Orleans is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games when playing LA Lakers

Next up:
LA Lakers at San Antonio, Wednesday, April 11
New Orleans home to Sacramento, Wednesday, April 11

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