Sunday, January 31, 2016
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, January 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 22-25 and a road record of 6-17. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 101.6 points per game while giving up 101.7 per contest. Charlotte is 4-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 13-12. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Lakers have an overall record of 9-40 and a home record of 5-17. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 96.1 points per game and surrendering 106.3, good for a point differential of -10.2. Los Angeles has a division record of 1-9 and a conference record of 3-29. In their last 10 games they are 1-9.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.6 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Kobe Bryant averages 15.7 points per game while playing 29 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Charlotte averages 101.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 13 per game. The Hornets allow 101.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 96.1 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 11th with 14.2 per game. The Lakers allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.4 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Lakers force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Hornets average 99.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 97.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -15.3 per contest. The Hornets have an offensive rating of 104.8 and a defensive rating of 105. In terms of pace they average 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Lakers score 95 ppg at home and they have averaged 91.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -12.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -7.5 points per game. The Lakers rating on offense is 100 and they have a defensive rating of 110.6. They get 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 46%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 13 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 22-24-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 21-25-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 21-27-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 22-27-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/30/15 C Al Jefferson Knee out indefinitely
01/30/16 G Jeremy Lamb Toe "?" Sunday vs. LA Lakers
01/30/16 PG Jeremy Lin Ankle doubtful Sunday vs. LA Lakers
01/30/16 G P.J. Hairston Elbow injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. LA Lakers
01/24/16 F Cody Zeller Shoulder out indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/30/16 G Kobe Bryant Shoulder probable Sunday vs. Charlotte
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte
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