Monday, December 28, 2015
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, December 28, 2015. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 11 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.5.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 5-25 and a road record of 3-16. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -10.9 as they are averaging 96.2 points per game while giving up 107.2 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 16-13 and a home record of 12-5. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.8 points per game and surrendering 99, good for a point differential of 2.8.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.8 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Kemba Walker averages 17.9 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Nicolas Batum averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Los Angeles averages 96.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.4 per game. The Lakers allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Charlotte averages 101.8 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 15th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 1st with 13.2 per game. The Hornets allow 99 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Hornets force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 11-19-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 13-17-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 15-13-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 13-15-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/27/15 F Julius Randle Ankle probable Sunday vs. Memphis
12/27/15 G Louis Williams Shoulder probable Sunday vs. Memphis
12/27/15 F Ryan Kelly Neck probable Sunday vs. Memphis
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/27/15 F Spencer Hawes Back "?" Monday vs. LA Lakers
11/05/15 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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