Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Lakers Expert NBA Picks 10/27/2019
Sunday, October 27, 2019
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Staples Center is the venue where Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers (1-1, 2nd in the Pacific Division) will take on the Charlotte Hornets (1-1, 4th in the Southeast Division) on Sunday. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 13 point favorites. The total opens at 222.
The Hornets are covering the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 1-1-0 ATS. Los Angeles is also covering 50.0% of the time, going 1-1-0 against the spread.
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
10/25/2019 Cody Zeller SF Personal Expected to be out until at least Oct 27
10/24/2019 Nicolas Batum SF Finger Expected to be out until at least Nov 15
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
10/25/2019 Rajon Rondo PG Calf Expected to be out until at least Oct 27
10/23/2019 Talen Horton-Tucker SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Nov 1
10/23/2019 Kyle Kuzma PF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Oct 27
8/15/2019 DeMarcus Cousins C Knee Expected to be out until at least May 15
Cody Zeller averages 15 points per game in 35 minutes per contest. He averages 1 assist per contest and 12 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. Devonte' Graham comes into this contest averaging 24 points per game while playing 28 minutes per night. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
LeBron James averages 25 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Anthony Davis averages 23 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest. He grabs 9 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allow 123 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they give up 28 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league. Charlotte averages 113 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -11 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 48% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 42 rebounds per game and 27 assists per contest, which ranks them 27th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 20 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers surrender 99 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 22 assists allowed per contest, and 9th with 43 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 19 per game. Los Angeles is 26th in the league with 99 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 42 boards per game and 25th in assists per contest with 20. The Lakers are 23rd in turnovers per game with 15.
The Hornets are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 118.2 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 104.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 2nd. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Charlotte is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 12th in the league.
Los Angeles is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league. The Lakers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.4, and their defensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 21st. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte -13
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