Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/23/2022 – On Friday night, the Charlotte Hornets will lock horns with the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena. The Charlotte Hornets are 8-24 on the scoreboard after losing to the Los Angeles Clippers in the last game. The Los Angeles Lakers took on the Sacramento Kings in the last round and took a loss as well, dropping them to 13-18 on the season. The Hornets are eager to make up for their loss against LA. However, the Los Angeles Lakers will win this game as predicted by the expert NBA betting strategy.
|When:||Saturday, December 24, 10:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
OFFICIAL: We have recalled center Mark Williams from the @greensboroswarm. pic.twitter.com/UPaEvNj7cK
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) December 23, 2022
Charlotte Hornets Betting
The Charlotte Hornets have won only one game out of their last five played and are coming here after losing to the LA Clippers 126-105. As a team, the Hornets are scoring an average of 110.59 points in each game with a field goal percentage of 44.32 percent. The Charlotte offense this season is led by Kelly Oubre Jr. who is scoring an average of 20.8 points in each game, while Mason Plumlee is contributing with 3.9 helpers per matchup. On defense, the Hornets are allowing their opponents to score an average of 117.72 points per game.
Truly 1️⃣ of 1️⃣ — @MELOD1P is now tied for first place on the franchise's all-time leaderboard after his 7th career triple-double last night!
🕺🏽 25 PTS
🛸 11 REB
💕 12 AST#NBAAllStar | 📹 @HornetsOnBally
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) December 22, 2022
Players to watch: LaMelo Ball PG 8 GP 8 GS 33.3 MIN 23.4 PTS 0.5 OR 3.9 DR 4.4 REB 8 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 3.1 TO 3.3 PF 2.6 AST/TO, Terry Rozier SG 22 GP 22 GS 36 MIN 20.9 PTS 1.1 OR 3.4 DR 4.5 REB 5.5 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 2.5 TO 2.1 PF 2.2 AST/TO, Kelly Oubre Jr. SG 32 GP 30 GS 33.3 MIN 20.8 PTS 1.5 OR 3.8 DR 5.3 REB 1.3 AST 1.7 STL 0.4 BLK 1.2 TO 3 PF 1 AST/TO
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Los Angeles Lakers have lost three games out of their last five played, the most recent loss coming against the Sacramento Kings with a score of 126-105. As a team, the Lakers are scoring an average of 115.26 points in each game with a field goal percentage of 47.63 percent. The Los Angeles offense this season is led by Anthony Davis who is scoring 27.4 points per game on average, while Russell Westbrook is adding 7.6 assists per game. Defense-wise, the Lakers are allowing their opponents to score an average of 117.29 per game.
Reminder he turns 38 in nine days 🤯 pic.twitter.com/usCkeIS3a4
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 22, 2022
Players to watch: Anthony Davis PF 25 GP 25 GS 33.4 MIN 27.4 PTS 3.1 OR 9 DR 12.1 REB 2.6 AST 1.3 STL 2.1 BLK 1.9 TO 2.7 PF 1.4 AST/TO, LeBron James SF 23 GP 23 GS 36.2 MIN 27.1 PTS 1.3 OR 7.1 DR 8.4 REB 6.7 AST 1.2 STL 0.7 BLK 3 TO 1.8 PF 2.2 AST/TO , Lonnie Walker IV G 28 GP 28 GS 30.4 MIN 15.5 PTS 0.3 OR 2.1 DR 2.5 REB 1.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 1 TO 1.8 PF 1.5 AST/TO.
Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Numbers
Charlotte is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Charlotte’s last 12 games.
Charlotte is 1-9 SU in their last 10 games.
Hornets is 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games against the LA Lakers.
Charlotte is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against the LA Lakers.
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Lakers’ last 12 games.
LA Lakers are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers’ last 7 games against Charlotte.
LA Lakers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games at home.
Terry Rozier PG Is questionable on Friday vs LA Lakers, Hip
Dennis Smith Jr. PG Is questionable on Friday vs LA Lakers, Ankle
Cody Martin SF Is out indefinitely, Knee
Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James SF Is probable Friday vs Charlotte, Ankle
Russell Westbrook PG Is upgraded to probable Friday vs Charlotte, Foot
Anthony Davis PF Is out indefinitely, Foot
Juan Toscano-Anderson SF Is out indefinitely, Ankle
Austin Reaves SG Is questionable on Friday vs Charlotte, Ankle
|14-16-2||Against the Spread||12-18-1|
|111||Points per Game||115|
|–||Points Allowed per Game||–|
Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks
The Charlotte Hornets are certainly not a bad team but really need to revamp their strategies if they want to scratch the surface here. The Lakers are showing more promise here and will take control of the game early on. The Los Angeles Lakers will win this game according to the latest NBA betting odds. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!
Moneyline: +135 is the ML set for the Hornets in this game and the ML set for the Lakers is -185.
Spread: A spread of +4 (-119) is out for the Hornets and a spread of -4 (-119) is out for the Lakers.
TOTALs: 235 o (-119) will go over for the Hornets and the same will go under for the Lakers.
Score Prediction: 113-121 Lakers win.