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Lakers home to Bobcats in NBA betting action

Charlotte BobcatsLos Angeles Lakers
Dec 18, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Charlotte Bobcats vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

7-16TEAM RECORD11-14

Los Angeles will look to improve on its 11-14 record on Tuesday when they host Charlotte in NBA odds action at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles will face the 7-16 Bobcats, who own a 9-14 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Lakers are 14-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bobcats are 13-9-1 favoring the OVER.

View Charlotte vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Lakers sat as 12-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 206.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 30-rated Bobcats taking on the No. 5-rated Lakers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 103-92 win for the Lakers on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 102.1 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 30 at 103.9 PPG. The Lakers field goal percentage has averaged 45.4% so far, more than the Bobcats shooters have achieved on the year, 42.2% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bobcats own the league's No. 29-rated mark, allowing 106.9 points per game when playing on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring on their home court.

Charlotte lost its last outing, a 107-98 result against the Magic on December 15. The Bobcats failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 205 combined points took the game OVER the total. Kemba Walker was dynamite, scoring 32 points and adding 2 rebounds but Orlando still won, 107-98, over Charlotte on Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Lakers were a 111-98 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the 76ers. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (209) made winners of OVER bettors. Los Angeles got 34 points from Kobe Bryant en route to a 111-98 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday at Wells Fargo Center.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Phoenix are 4-6
After playing Orlando are 0-10
After a loss are 0-10

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Bobcats at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Charlotte's last 10 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 9 games on the road
Charlotte is 8-4 SU in their last 12 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Lakers last 10 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 6 games

Next up:
Charlotte at Phoenix, Wednesday, December 19
LA Lakers at Golden State, Saturday, December 22