Charlotte Hornets at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks Against the Spread 3/29/2019
Friday, March 29, 2019
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, March 29, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 2 point favorites.
The Hornets have a record of 35-39. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -0.8 as they average 110.9 points per game while giving up 111.7 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 33-42 this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They average 111.7 points per game and surrender 113.8, good for a point differential of -2.1.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 34-38-2 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 42-32-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 29-44-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 29-46-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/27/19 F Cody Zeller Knee is questionable Friday vs LA Lakers
03/27/19 G Jeremy Lamb Ankle is questionable Friday vs LA Lakers
03/27/19 G Nicolas Batum Illness is questionable Friday vs LA Lakers
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/27/19 G Josh Hart Knee is questionable Friday vs Charlotte
03/27/19 C Tyson Chandler Flu is questionable Friday vs Charlotte
03/09/19 SF Brandon Ingram Shoulder is out for season
01/20/19 PG Lonzo Ball Ankle is out for season
Jeremy Lamb comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Kemba Walker averages 25.2 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Kyle Kuzma averages 18.7 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. LeBron James averages 27.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 8.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 110.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.5 per game. The Hornets allow 111.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 25.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 17th in the league with 111.7 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -2.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 46.3 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 25.3. The Lakers are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.6. The Lakers surrender 113.8 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 25.0 assists allowed per contest and 27th with 47.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers were 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game last season.
The Hornets are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 111.9, and their offensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 22nd. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 22nd. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Charlotte is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Lakers are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 13th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte -2
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