Hornets vs. Lakers Prediction
Will the Charlotte Hornets take down the Los Angeles Lakers tonight when the two teams meet at 10:30 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Charlotte. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Hornets are 2-point road favorites versus the Lakers, who also opened as a 2-point underdog. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 215 but was bet up to 218.
Who Public Bettors Like: Charlotte. As of this writing, 59% of the betting tickets for this game are on the Hornets while 80% of the money is currently on the Lakers.
Injury Report: Cody Zeller remains out for the Hornets due to a knee injury. For the Lakers, Lonzo Ball is probable after missing a few games with a shoulder injury and Brook Lopez is set to return from an ankle injury. He too is probable.
Who We Like: Los Angeles. The underdog is 20-5-1 against the spread in the last 26 meetings between these two teams while the Hornets are just 1-5-1 against the number in their last seven games versus the Lakers. The Hornets are also winless at 0-5-1 against the spread in their last six games coming off an ATS win, are 0-4-1 against the number in their last five games coming off a straight up win, and are 2-7-1 at the betting window in their last 10 games coming off a win of more than 10 points.
On the other side, the Lakers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against Eastern Conference opponents and are 5-2-1 at the betting window in their last eight games versus Southeast opponents.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES LAKERS +2