With 11 games on Friday, January 28, 2022, the NBA betting action continues, so we’ve prepared the best Lakers vs. Hornets pick with the most recent odds change.
The Lakers and Hornets conclude their two-game non-conference series. In November, the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Charlotte Hornets 126-123 in overtime, barely covering a 2.5-point spread at home. It was their sixth straight win over Charlotte outright and ATS. The Hornets are laying 7 points on the Lakers at the best Los Angeles online betting sites. Also, the top Charlotte online gambling casinos list the total at 228.
On the other hand, since the Los Angeles Lakers will play the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, October 22nd in a back-to-back situation, their Thursday night road game against the Philadelphia 76ers has been excluded from our study. The Lakers will try to snap a four-game losing skid when they visit the hot Philadelphia 76ers on Monday. They have dropped five of their last eight overall, including three NBA betting losses in a row.
After wearing a walking boot for 13 games, Anthony Davis returned to the Lakers’ starting lineup last Tuesday after missing 17 straight contests due to knee discomfort. In a 106-96 road win over Brooklyn on Monday night, he totaled eight points and four blocks in 25 minutes.
LeBron James missed Thursday’s game against the Nets due to a sore left knee, but he scored 33 points on them. He’s been outstanding of late, averaging 30.7 points on 52.0% shooting in his previous ten games. James is dealing with knee discomfort.
Following a 158-126 beatdown of the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, the Charlotte Hornets improved to 27-22 SU and 30-19 ATS. The Hornets pulled off their two-game losing streak while also establishing a franchise single-game scoring record by playing as modest 2-point road underdogs.
Charlotte embarrassed the Pacers. The Hornets made 58.1 percent of their field goals and 53.3 percent of their 3-pointers (24-of-45), handing out a whopping 37 assists, in this victory.Kelly Oubre Jr. led the way with an impressive 39 points. He shot 10-for-15 from beyond the three-point arc. LaMelo Ball also had a great game, scoring 29 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and dishing out 13 assists.
Oubre suffered an ankle injury during Friday’s loss to the Wizards and is questionable for Friday’s game against the Lakers. Hayward, who has averaged 17.0 points and 4.7 rebounds thus far, will be released from quarantine on January 31st.
The Hornets have lost seven straight times to the Lakers, and five of those games were SU victories for Los Angeles. The Lakers have also covered in 13 of their past 17 games with Charlotte, but that could change Friday at Spectrum Center.
The Hornets are one of the most pleasant surprises in the league, currently residing at seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings. In its last 13 games on home floor, Charlotte has gone 11-5 SU and 13-3 ATS. The Charlotte Hornets are not a good defensive team, but they should have enough offensive punch to compete with the Lakers. The Charlotte offense has the fourth-best rating in the NBA, scoring 113.1 points per 100 possessions.
The Lakers, on the other hand, have been a hit-or-miss team lately. Anthony Davis should be kept on a short leash, and the Lakers’ offense is too reliant on LeBron (27th in the league), scoring 108.8 points per 100 possessions (23rd in the league).
The Lakers have won 7 of their last 10 games. The Hornets have won 4 of their last 6. The two teams played against each other earlier this season and the score was 249-225.5 NBA betting points with the line at 225.
The over is the pick in this game because both Los Angeles and Charlotte like to play at a fast pace. The Hornets are second in the NBA betting in possessions per 48 minutes (100.7), while the Lakers are close behind with 100.5.