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(25-34) Charlotte Hornets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (19-41)
Date: Tuesday February 28th
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Staples Center – Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Hornets -110, Lakers -110
NBA Betting Odds: Hornets -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 216
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East meets West this Tuesday as the Charlotte Hornets travel to Hollywood to take on the Los Angeles Lakers. Both teams will be seeking their first victory after the All Star Break, although neither has been playing particularly well as of late.
After a great start to 2017, the Hornets fell off the map and have dropped 13 of their last 15 games. They are currently in 11th place in the Eastern Conference and are on the outside looking in as far as the playoffs are concerned.
With the return of Magic Johnson, there is hope again in Laker Land.
But even he cannot help them on the court, and the Lakers have lost four straight coming into this one. They currently rank 14th in the West.
Charlotte lost a hard-fought battle with another Los Angeles team on Sunday to fall to 25-34. Their matchup with the Clippers went in to overtime, but the Hornets were unable to pull out a victory and fell 124-121.
However, if they hope to turn things around, there is no better opportunity than this game.
Charlotte defeated the Lakers in their last matchup 117-113 back in December and hope that a repeat can change their fortunes.
Charlotte comes into this one ranked 18th in the league in scoring with 104.7 points per game. They rank 5th in rebounding with 45 and 11th in assists with 23.2 per contest.
They have been relatively good on defense this year, allowing 104.4 points per game which ranks 10th in the NBA.
Kemba Walker leads the way for the Hornets with 22.7 points and 5.4 assists per game.
Nicolas Batum contributes well with 15.3 points, seven rebounds and 5.9 assists a night. Frank Kaminsky III, Marvin Williams, Cody Zeller and Marco Belinelli are all scoring double figures this year.
Los Angeles Lakers
While the play on the court does not reflect it, Laker fans finally have reason for optimism with the major changes in the front office.
While Magic Johnson has no experience in that area, everything he touches turns to gold, and it least brings back some star-power to a city that thrives on it.
In terms of actual basketball, the Lakers have dropped four games in a row, including a 119-98 at San Antonio on Sunday.
The Lakers come into this matchup ranked 19th in the league in scoring offense with 104.2 points per game. They rank 10th in rebounding with 44 and 26th in assists with 20.6 per contest.
L.A. has been flat-out bad defensively, allowing 110.9 points per game which ranks 27th in the league.
With Lou Williams traded to Houston, it is unclear where the scoring will come from for Los Angeles. At the moment, D’Angelo Russell leads the team with 14.6 points along with 4.7 assists per night.
Jordan Clarkson and Nick Young both add over 13 points per game, while Julius Randle contributes 12.8 points and 8.2 rebounds a night.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Hornets are 4-1-1 ATS in last 6 road games
- Hornets are 9-2 ATS in last 11 meetings with Lakers
- Lakers are 0-5 ATS after allowing more than 100 points in the previous game
- Lakers are 0-4 ATS in last 4 games overall
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
While both teams have struggled in their first couple of games since coming back from the break, the Hornets have the higher likelihood of turning things around quickly.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Hornets -3.5
There is reason for hope again in Los Angeles, but unless Magic actually suits up and plays, they aren’t getting better any time soon.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Charlotte 110 – Los Angeles 105
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