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Los Angeles favored by 9 against New Orleans on Tuesday

New Orleans HornetsLos Angeles Lakers
April 9, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

27-50TEAM RECORD40-37

STAPLES Center features an NBA battle between the host Los Angeles Lakers and the visiting New Orleans Hornets in betting action on Tuesday.

The Hornets will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 38-39 ATS against the number this season, while the Lakers are 31-45-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). New Orleans is 40-37 on the totals; Los Angeles is 41-35-1.

View New Orleans vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Lakers as 9-point favorites in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 198 earlier at GTbets.eu.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 11-rated Lakers and the No. 25-rated Hornets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 100-95 win for the Lakers on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 102 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 14 at 97.5 PPG. The Lakers field goal percentage has averaged 45.8% so far, more than the Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.1 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 95-92 winner as they battled the Suns on the road. The Hornets covered in the match as a 2-point favorite, while 187 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Anthony Davis scored 20 points leading the Hornets to a 95-92 victory over Phoenix at US Airways Center on Sunday.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 109-95 loser as they battled the Clippers on the road. The Lakers failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 204 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kobe Bryant poured in 25 points and chipped in with 10 assists in a losing cause for Los Angeles on Sunday, as the Clippers rolled to a 109-95 victory over Los Angeles at STAPLES Center.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Sacramento are 3-7
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Portland are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Hornets at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of New Orleans's last 17 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans's last 10 games
New Orleans is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing New Orleans
LA Lakers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games at home
LA Lakers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 8 games

Next up:
New Orleans at Sacramento, Wednesday, April 10
LA Lakers at Portland, Wednesday, April 10