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Pointspread favors Lakers in battle with Hornets

Los Angeles LakersNew Orleans Hornets
April 24, 9:30 PM | New Orleans Arena

Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

57-25TEAM RECORD46-36

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Sunday when the Lakers of Los Angeles hit the hard court against the Hornets of New Orleans.

Supporters of the Lakers have seen them go 57-25 and 38-44 ATS so far this season, while the Hornets are at 46-36 and 39-40-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Hornets are 31-50-1, while the Lakers are 33-49.

View LA Lakers vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Lakers listed as 5.5-point favorites. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 183.

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.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 100-86 result against the Hornets on April 22. The Lakers covered in that game as a 5-point favorite, while the 186 combined points took the game OVER the total. Los Angeles got 30 points from Kobe Bryant en route to a 100-86 victory over New Orleans on Friday at New Orleans Arena.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing New Orleans are 7-3
After playing New Orleans are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

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

Next up:
LA Lakers home to New Orleans, Tuesday, April 26
New Orleans at LA Lakers, Tuesday, April 26

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