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NBA Matchup - Hornets Lakers Odds Preview

Los Angeles LakersNew Orleans Hornets
March 6, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

30-31TEAM RECORD21-40

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

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Hornets currently sports a record of 21-40, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 32-29 ATS. The Lakers are 30-31 and 24-37 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hornets post a 34-27 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Lakers have gone 32-28-1 against the number.

View LA Lakers vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Hornets sat as 1.5-point underdogs. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 202.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Hornets and the No. 10-ranked Lakers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 100-96 result in favor of the Lakers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 23-ranked offense (94.4 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 24 at 101.4 PPG. The Hornets have averaged 45.1% from the field per game, less than the Lakers have managed so far this season (46% on average).

Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, giving up 105.2 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 122-105 result against the Thunder on March 5. The Lakers failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 227 combined points took the game OVER the total. Kobe Bryant chucked in 30 points for Los Angeles on Tuesday, but they still came up short in losing 122-105 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

In their last action, New Orleans was a 105-102 loser at home against the Magic. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (207) was profitable news for OVER bettors. New Orleans got 17 points from Greivis Vasquez but lost anyway 105-102 against the Magic on Monday at New Orleans Arena.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

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

Next up:
LA Lakers home to Toronto, Friday, March 8
New Orleans at Memphis, Saturday, March 9