Hornets vs. Lakers Prediction
Are the Lakers a good bet to pull off the upset tonight at home when they host the Hornets at 10:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Lakers are 4-point home underdogs versus the Hornets after opening as a 4.5-point dog. The over/under, meanwhile, sits at 216 after hitting the board at 215.
The Hornets have dropped eight of their last 10 games and are just 4-5-1 against the spread during that same 10-game stretch. They're 25-32 at the betting window on the season, including 13-15 against the number at home on the year.
The Lakers have dropped seven of their last 10 games and are 5-5 against the spread over that same span. They're 27-32 against the number overall, which includes a losing home mark at 12-14 ATS.
OUR PREDICTION: It's tough backing the Lakers in any situation but the Hornets are playing horrible ball right now and there's always value in the home dog. Plus, the Hornets are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus the Lakers while the underdog has cashed a remarkable 20 times in the last 26 meetings. For all their struggles, the Lakers are also 5-1 against the spread in their last six games versus Eastern Conference opponents while the Hornets are just 4-11-1 at the betting window in their last 16 games. Roll the dice.
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