Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Lakers 11/8/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Monday, November 8, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: NBA TV
STAPLES Center is the location where the Los Angeles Lakers (5-5) will try to defeat the Charlotte Hornets (5-5) on Monday.
The Hornets faced off with the Kings and took a loss by a final of 140-110 in their last game. Charlotte ended having earned a 46.7% field goal percentage (43 out of 92) and converted 11 out of their 35 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Hornets converted 13 of their 21 tries for a rate of 61.9%. In terms of rebounding, they compiled 28 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 29 dimes in the matchup as well as forcing 1 turnovers and having 8 steals. With regard to defending, Charlotte allowed 55.2% from the floor on 48 of 87 shooting. Sacramento distributed 56 dimes and had 29 steals in the game. In addition, Sacramento pulled down 43 rebounds (13 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Sacramento walked away from this one shooting 84.6% from the charity stripe by making 22 of their 26 attempts. They also made 22 of 44 tries from distance. In the matter of personal fouls, the Hornets ended up finishing with 19 and the Kings accounted for 18 personal fouls.
LaMelo Ball is a player who had an impact for this contest. Ball walked away from this one shooting 64.3% from the field and dished out 13 dimes. He played 31 minutes played and collected 3 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 24 points on 9 out of 14 shooting.
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Charlotte comes into this game with a mark of 5-5 for the campaign. They cough up possession 13.2 times per game and as a group they are committing 18.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Charlotte is collecting 43.6 rebounds per game and has earned 266 assists for the season, which ranks 1st in basketball in terms of passing. The Hornets are hitting 38.8% on 3-point shots (138 of 356) and 71.4% from the free throw line. They average 114.2 pts per contest (1st in the league) while going 45.3% from the floor.
On defense, the Hornets are forcing their opponents into 16.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.2 fouls. They are 29th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 264 relinquished on the year. The Hornets are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.8% (431 of 901) and they surrender 48.2 boards per game as a basketball team. They concede 35.2% from 3-point land and they are 30th in basketball in PPG allowed (117.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Lakers took a defeat with a final score of 105-90 when they faced the Trail Blazers. With respect to attacking the glass, Los Angeles permitted Portland to grab 40 in total (12 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 27.3% from 3-point land by shooting 15 out of 55 and ended up going 18 out of 24 at the free throw line (75.0%). The Lakers permitted the Trail Blazers to make 36 of their 95 tries from the field which left them shooting 37.9% for the matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Lakers shot 31 out of 90 from the floor which had them shooting 34.4%. In terms of shooting from distance, Los Angeles converted 9 out of 32 attempts (28.1%). They were able to convert 19 of them for a percentage of 79.2%. The Trail Blazers earned 11 personal fouls for the contest which took the Lakers to the free throw line for a total of 24 tries. They coughed up the ball 19 times, while getting 8 steals for the contest. The Lakers corralled 48 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 59 in the game.
Sekou Doumbouya pitched in for the Lakers for this game. Doumbouya recorded 10 points in his 8 mins on the court, but went home with no dimes. He buried 4 of 4 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 100.0%, and tallied 4 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 5-5 this season. The Lakers are responsible for committing 20.5 fouls per game and they shoot 73.7% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 23.8 times per contest (12th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 16.7 times per contest. Los Angeles has totaled 1,101 points on the year (110.1 per game) and they collect 45.9 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Lakers are shooting 46.1% from the field, which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Los Angeles defense gives up 34.0% on three-point shots (129 of 379) and their opponents are making 69.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 25.8 assists and 47.8 boards every game, which ranks 27th and 24th in the NBA. The Lakers on the defensive end are ranked 26th in basketball in PPG given up with 111.3. They are forcing their opponents into 17.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.0% from the field (20th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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