Los Angeles Lakers vs Charlotte Hornets Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

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    Bradley Beal vs Marvin Williams
    Bradley Beal vs Marvin Williams. Photo taken by Keith Allison

    Los Angeles Lakers vs Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 at Spectrum Center – Charlotte, North Carolina 7pm on Fox Sports. Official twitter hashtags for Tuesday night NBA game Los Angeles Lakers at Charlotte Hornets; #LALatCHA, #LakeShow, #BuzzCity

    Against The Spread

    So far this season the Los Angeles Lakers hold an 11-19 record, 13-16-1 against the spread, and on the road, the Lakers hold an 8-9 record against the spread. Charlotte Hornets record so far this season is 15-13, 13-14-1 against the spread, and at home, the Hornets are 7-7 against the spread. Last 10 games head to head the leads lead the record 6-4 as well as 6-4 against the spread. The Over/Under have been 3-7 when these two teams face off against each other.

    Los Angeles Lakers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction

    NBA Team Average Stats

    Los Angeles Lakers (Record: 11-19)

    • Points Per Game: 101.8
    • Field Goal %: 45
    • 3 Point %: 34
    • Free Throw %: 77

    Lakers Away: 5-12, Hornets Home: 8-6

    Charlotte Hornets (Record: 15-13)

    • Points Per Game: 100
    • Field Goal %: 44
    • 3 Point %: 35
    • Free Throw %: 75

    *- Average points per game are over the last 5 games.

    Los Angeles Lakers vs Charlotte Hornets Odds

    Date: Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
    Time: 7pm EST
    Venue: Spectrum Center – Charlotte, North Carolina
    Official Twitter Hashtags: #LALatCHA, #LakeShow, #BuzzCity
    Moneyline Odds:
    Spread Odds: Lakers +8.5 (-110), Hornets -8.5 (-110)
    Over/Under Odds: 214 (o -115, u -105)
    Odds Provider: Bovada

    My Pick: Lakers +8.5
    Picks by the numbers: Los Angeles Lakers ML, Lakers +8.5, Under 214

    This is the first of 2 games, Lakers will face the Hornets during this NBA season. Next time will be February 28th, 2017 in Los Angeles at 10:30 pm EST. Both teams are 1-4 in the last 5 games, Lakers lost on Saturday against the Cavaliers while the Hornets best the Hawks the same day. So both teams are coming into this game after a 2-day rest.

    “We’ve got to defend. They have a lot of guys that can really shoot the ball.” – Marvin Williams

    During an interview Charlotte Hornets Foward, Marvin Williams was quoted saying “We’ve got to defend. They have a lot of guys that can really shoot the ball.” when asked about the Los Angeles Lakers. Click here to see the tweet on twitter.

    I completely agree with Marvin, if the Hornets don’t hold strong against the Lakers. LA will run up the score against them. However, I do believe this game will be close in the 4th quarter and it just might come down to free throw shots. Neither of these teams, seem to know how to close out a game when they have the lead going into the 4th.

    NBA betting can be very unpredictable sometimes. Looking at the numbers the safe bets would be on the Lakers against the spread and under 214 total score. However, you never know how well or badly either team will play defense tonight. So given that the Lakers have improved since the beginning of the season, despite being 1-4 in the last 5 games. I believe Los Angeles Lakers will cover the spread against the Charlotte Hornets.

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