Los Angeles Lakers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 4/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+1)
The Charlotte Hornets (27-25) play the Los Angeles Lakers (33-20) at Spectrum Center on Tuesday. Charlotte opens this game as 1-point favorites. The total has been set at 207.
The Los Angeles Lakers faced the Brooklyn Nets and walked away with a win by a score of 126-101 in their last contest. Los Angeles walked away from the game with a 50.5% FG percentage (47 out of 93) and made 19 out of their 34 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Lakers knocked down 13 of 20 shots for a percentage of 65.0%. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they compiled 47 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 30 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing 19 turnovers and getting 12 steals. In regard to defending, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 43.8% from the field on 35 out of 80 shooting. Brooklyn totaled 19 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Brooklyn snagged 42 rebounds (9 offensive, 33 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Brooklyn walked away from this one shooting 86.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 26 of 30 tries. They made 5 out of their 27 tries from 3-point land.
Andre Drummond is a guy who was a contributor in this game. He racked up 20 points on 8 of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 22:22 minutes and also collected 11 boards. Drummond ended up going 53.3% from the field but wasn't able to get an assist. Another guy that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Lakers was Dennis Schröder. He grabbed 1 rebound in 20:19 min on the hardwood. He finished 63.6% from the field for this contest by going 7-of-11 (19 points). At the conclusion of this game, Schröder accounted for 4 assists.
Los Angeles heads into this game with a mark of 33-20 this season. They currently have an average of 110.2 points per contest (23rd in the league) while hitting 47.6% from the floor. The Lakers are shooting 35.7% on three-point attempts (584 of 1,635) and 74.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Los Angeles is grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game and has racked up 1,304 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 18th in basketball in terms of passing. They cough up possession 15.7 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.2 fouls per game. On defense, the Lakers are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers per game while drawing 21.5 fouls. They currently rank 15th in the league in allowing assists with 1,305 surrendered on the season. The Lakers defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 45.3% (2,096 of 4,623) and they surrender 41.9 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are conceding 34.7% on 3-pointers while they are 2nd in the NBA in PPG allowed (105.8).
In their last game, the Charlotte Hornets took a defeat with a final score of 105-101 when they played the Atlanta Hawks. The Hornets were able to snag 32 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 38 for this contest. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while getting 5 steals in this contest. The Hawks had 11 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Hornets to the charity stripe for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to bury 12 of the free throws for a percentage of 85.7%. In reference to shots from distance, Charlotte converted 15 of 43 tries (34.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Hornets finished 37 for 80 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.3%. The Hornets allowed the Hawks to knock down 38 of 84 attempts from the field which had them shooting 45.2% for the game. They finished the game shooting 43.6% from three-point range by shooting 17 of 39 and ended up shooting 12 out of 16 from the free throw line (75.0%). Concerning how they rebounded, Charlotte permitted Atlanta to grab 41 overall (7 on the offensive side).
Miles Bridges was important for the Hornets for the game. He buried 9 out of 17 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 52.9%, and had 7 rebounds. Bridges scored 23 points in his 40:49 mins of playing time and had 2 dimes for this game. One more player that was important for Charlotte was Terry Rozier. He accumulated 4 dimes in his 36:15 minutes played, and he put in 7 of 17 from the floor. Rozier finished going 41.2% from the field and also notching 18 points and 6 total rebounds.
Charlotte has a win-loss mark of 27-25 on the season. The Hornets are committing 18.0 personal fouls every game and they connect on 77.6% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 26.9 times per contest (6th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.4 times per game. Charlotte has scored 5,766 points this year (110.9 per game) and they pull in 44.0 boards per game. As an offense, the Hornets are hitting on 45.8% from the field, which ranks them 21st in the league. The Hornets are ranked 15th in the league in points per game surrendered with 111.7. The Charlotte defense surrenders 36.6% on 3-point shots (770 of 2,104) and their opposition makes 74.2% of their free throw attempts. They give up 27.6 assists and 44.9 boards every game, ranking them 30th and 19th in the league. They are able to force 15.1 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 46.7% from the floor (14th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+1)
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