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Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Hornets in NBA odds tilt

New Orleans HornetsLos Angeles Lakers
Jan 29, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

15-29TEAM RECORD19-25

The Lakers hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Tuesday as the Hornets pay a visit to STAPLES Center in NBA betting action.

Los Angeles battles the Hornets, currently with a 15-29 mark (24-20 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 22-21-1 for the Lakers and 22-22 for the Hornets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Hornets before tip-off in this one found them as 6.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 200 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Lakers, currently No. 9 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Hornets, who rate No. 25 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 100-95 victory for the Lakers.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hornets rank No. 19 in the league with 41.7 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 3 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 4-ranked team at 8.8 per game, while the Hornets rate No. 14 with 7 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hornets own the league's No. 13-rated mark, allowing 98.5 points per game when playing on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring on their home court.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 91-83 winner as they battled the Grizzlies on the road. The Hornets covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 174 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New Orleans earned a 91-83 victory over Memphis on Sunday, getting 22 points from Ryan Anderson at FedExForum.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 105-96 winner as they battled the Thunder at home. The Lakers covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 201 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Lakers got a 21-point performance from Kobe Bryant, who added 14 assists as Los Angeles ran past Oklahoma City 105-96 on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Utah are 3-7
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Phoenix are 7-3
After playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Hornets at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 11 of New Orleans's last 16 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
New Orleans is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games at home
LA Lakers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against New Orleans
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home

Next up:
New Orleans at Utah, Wednesday, January 30
LA Lakers at Phoenix, Wednesday, January 30