Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 11-19. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.1 as they are averaging 104.4 points per game while giving up 110.5 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 15-13. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.9 points per game and surrendering 102.2, good for a point differential of 1.7.
Julius Randle comes into this contest averaging 13 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.5 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Nicolas Batum averages 13.7 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Kemba Walker averages 22.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Los Angeles averages 104.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 16.2 per game. The Lakers allow 110.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 25.8 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Charlotte averages 103.9 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 55.6 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 3rd with 12 per game. The Hornets allow 102.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Hornets force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 111.8. In terms of pace they average 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 106.1 and they have a defensive rating of 104.3. They get 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 11 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 13-16-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 17-12-1 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 13-14-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 15-13-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/19/16 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee probable Tuesday vs. Charlotte
12/19/16 F Julius Randle Personal probable Tuesday vs. Charlotte
12/19/16 C Tarik Black Ankle probable Tuesday vs. Charlotte
12/05/16 PG Jose Calderon Hamstring expected to miss 2-4 weeks
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte
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