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Hornets vs Lakers Betting Matchup Report

Los Angeles LakersNew Orleans Hornets
April 22, 9:30 PM | New Orleans Arena

Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

57-25TEAM RECORD46-36

The Hornets will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Lakers at New Orleans Arena in NBA wagering action.

The Hornets are 46-36 so far on the season, and 39-40-3 ATS vs. the number. The Lakers, meanwhile, are 57-25 and 38-44 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Orleans go 31-50-1 and the Lakers go 33-49 on the totals.

View LA Lakers vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 184 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 2-rated Lakers taking on the No. 14-rated Hornets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 103-97 win for the Lakers on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 27-ranked offense (94.9 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 8 at 95.4 PPG. The Hornets have averaged 45.9% from the field per game, less than the Lakers have managed so far this season (46.3% on average).

Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.8 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.

New Orleans lost its last outing, an 87-78 result against the Lakers on April 20. The Hornets covered in that game as a 11.5-point underdog, while the 165 combined points took the game UNDER the total. New Orleans got 22 points from Trevor Ariza but lost anyway 87-78 against the Lakers on Wednesday at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing New Orleans are 7-3
After playing New Orleans are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Lakers at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games on the road
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing New Orleans
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 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 OVER in 6 of New Orleans's last 8 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New Orleans's last 13 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games
New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
LA Lakers at New Orleans, Sunday, April 24
New Orleans home to LA Lakers, Sunday, April 24