Charlotte Hornets vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 12/28/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (5-25) at Charlotte Hornets (16-13)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -12.5 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN
The Los Angeles Lakers and Charlotte Hornets meet Monday night at The Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Los Angeles Lakers need a feel good victory after losing five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 96.2 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 17.2 points and 3.5 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 14.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. Louis Williams is dishing 2.4 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 9.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.9 turnovers per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost eight of their last 10 road games.
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The Charlotte Hornets need a big victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 101.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 17.9 points and five assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 16.3 points and 6.6 rebounds. Al Jefferson is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Jeremy Lin is dishing 3.1 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won five of their last eight home games. Spencer Hawes is doubtful with a back injury.
The Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southeast and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games. The Hornets are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Pacific. The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
We all know the Lakers are horrible, but this is even a worse spot for them considering they just played last night and now have to travel again. Not to mention the Lakers are 3-8 ATS as a double-digit dog this year. No thanks.