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Hornets vs Lakers Preview

Los Angeles LakersNew Orleans Hornets
April 28, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

57-25TEAM RECORD46-36

The NBA betting slate features a clash between New Orleans and Los Angeles on Thursday, with the host Hornets trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

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.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hornets rated this week at No. 14 and the Lakers sitting at No. 2. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 103-97 result in favor of the Lakers today.

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.

In their last action, New Orleans was a 106-90 loser on the road against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 9.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (196) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Hornets endured a 106-90 loss at the hands of the Lakers on Tuesday, despite a 22-point effort from Trevor Ariza at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing New Orleans are 6-4
After playing New Orleans are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
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 OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
LA Lakers are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans's last 11 games when playing 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 home to New Orleans, Saturday, April 30
New Orleans at LA Lakers, Saturday, April 30