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2021 NBA Handicapping
(27-25) Charlotte Hornets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (33-20)
Date: Tuesday April 13th, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
NBA Moneyline Odds: Los Angeles NA | Charlotte NA
NBA Betting Odds: Hornets NA
NBA Betting Total: O/U NA
The Charlotte Hornets (27-25) will host the Los Angeles Lakers (33-20) on Tuesday.
These teams met only once this season and it took place less than a month ago on March 18th in LA. The Lakers won 116-105 but this matchup will be very different as LeBron James (37) and LaMelo Ball (26) will both miss the game due to injuries and were each teams leading scorer in the last meeting.
Despite the Hornets only being 2 games above .500, they still find themselves in the 6th spot in the Eastern Conference. Many had low expectations for this team but they have proved the doubters wrong all the way into April.
The Hornets probably cannot go very far here in 2021, and it is not totally because of their play on the court, but mostly based on their injuries, as they have gotten bit by the injury bug in a big way.
The loss of LaMelo Ball was a big loss, as he was making a big time difference on this offense and things did not get any worse recently, as they also lost their big preseason signing Gordon Hayward who looks to be out for a minimum of 4 weeks.
Charlotte lost to Atlanta on Sunday in a close one 105-101. Despite the injuries, the Hornets held a 2 point lead entering the 4th at home but were unable to hold off the Hawks late. Miles Bridges led the way with a team best 23 points and 7 rebounds.
Los Angeles Lakers
LA has struggled without their star players as LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Kyle Kuzma continue to sit out due to injuries. The Lakers have fell from 3rd to 5th place in the stacked Western Conference and will need to play better in the final month before the playoffs begin.
The Lakers had their best team performance since the injuries began, beating the Nets in dominating fashion Saturday 126-101 in Brooklyn. In what was a potential finals matchup, there wasn’t the typical star power as James, Davis, Harden and Irving (ejected 3rd quarter) all were absent in the game.
It was only a 3 point LA lead at halftime but the Lakers controlled the whole second half to win by 25 points. It was an all around team performance as 8 of the 10 Laker players that saw minutes finished in double figures scoring. The biggest difference between the two sides came from the 3pt line as LA shot a scorching 19/34 (55.9%) while Brooklyn was only 5/27 (18.5%)
NBA Betting Trends:
- Los Angeles is 5-7 SU in last 12 games
- Los Angeles is 5-7 ATS In last 12 games
- Los Angeles UNDERS are 9-4 in last 13 games
- Hornets are 11-7 SU in last 18 games
- Hornets are 8-2 ATS in last 10 games
- Hornets UNDERS are 13-4 in last 17 games
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
Fatigue could be a large factor in this game as LA will be playing on back to back nights and in the final game of a 7 game road trip meanwhile Charlotte will have their 3rd straight game at home and had last night off.
The Lakers have been inconsistent without James and Davis but showed their potential Saturday against Brooklyn. Charlotte continues to be an above average team but are also dealing without Ball and Heyward.
I think LA will grab the win here as they cannot afford to lose another game and end the road trip on a high note.
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