Lakers vs. Hornets - 1/31/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (22-25) at Los Angeles Lakers (9-40)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 9:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN
The Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Lakers square off Sunday night at the Staples Center.
The Charlotte Hornets look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 101.6 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 101.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 20.3 points and five assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 14.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is grabbing seven rebounds and Marvin Williams is dishing 1.4 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost 12 of their last 14 road games. Jeremy Lamb and Jeremy Lin are questionable.
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The Los Angeles Lakers also need a victory to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 96.1 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 15.7 points and 3.5 assists while Louis Williams is averaging 15.4 points and 2.8 rebounds. D'Angelo Russell is dishing 3.4 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost eight of their last nine home games.
The Hornets are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 vs. Western Conference and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Hornets are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Hornets can't win on the road let alone cover... So, the Lakers and the points seem to be the pick as more of a fade from Charlotte.