Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/18/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
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Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/18/2021 – The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers have been adjusting well and are riding on a three-game winning streak. This team is set to test the Charlotte Hornets again this Thursday, March 18 at the Staples Center located in Los Angeles, California. NBATV will be putting the game live on television at exactly 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time while NBA League Pass will have the same telecast on their online live streaming platform. The Los Angeles Lakers are heading to this matchup as the heavy favorites in the NBA spreads to win against the young and rising Charlotte Hornets.
Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/18/2021
Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/18/2021 Betting Odds
Charlotte Hornets Betting
The Charlotte Hornets find themselves as the fifth-best team in the NBA Eastern Conference with their record at 20-19. They are just a game behind the Miami Heat and a game above the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics. This team had their four-game winning streak snapped by the Denver Nuggets during their most recent match, 104-129. Terry Rozier was the best scorer for the team as he tallied 21 points, five rebounds and four assists while LaMelo Ball had 14 points. Malik Monk came off the bench to help carry the scoring load with 16 points but it was not enough to keep up with the Denver Nuggets.
Players to watch: G. Hayward SF 35 GP 35 GS 34.5 MIN 20.7 PTS 0.8 OR 4.6 DR 5.4 REB 4 AST 1.4 STL 0.4 BLK 2 TO 1.6 PF 2 AST/TO 18.65 PER
T. Rozier SG 37 GP 37 GS 33 MIN 20.5 PTS 0.5 OR 3.3 DR 3.8 REB 3.2 AST 1.4 STL 0.3 BLK 1.9 TO 1.9 PF 1.7 AST/TO 18.13 PER
L. Ball PG 39 GP 19 GS 28.7 MIN 15.7 PTS 1.4 OR 4.5 DR 5.9 REB 6.2 AST 1.6 STL 0.4 BLK 2.8 TO 2.7 PF 2.2 AST/TO 18.61 PER.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Los Angeles Lakers are now on a three-game winning streak and they are doing it without Anthony Davis. They now have a record of 27-13 and are very close to reclaiming their spot from the Phoenix Suns. This team dominated the league’s worst team Minnesota Timberwolves during their last game, 137-121, at the Staples Center. LeBron James is aging well as wine giving the team a triple-double of 25 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. Montrezl Harrell filled in for the supposed Davis’ production with 25 points coming off the bench. Three players were able to tally 16 points as the Lakers demolished the Timberwolves.
Players to Watch: L. James SF 39 GP 39 GS 34.4 MIN 25.5 PTS 0.6 OR 7.5 DR 8.1 REB 8 AST 1.1 STL 0.6 BLK 3.8 TO 1.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 24.43 PER
A. Davis PF 23 GP 23 GS 32.8 MIN 22.5 PTS 2 OR 6.3 DR 8.4 REB 3 AST 1.3 STL 1.8 BLK 2 TO 1.8 PF 1.6 AST/TO 24.69 PER
D. Schroder PG 36 GP 36 GS 31.3 MIN 14.6 PTS 0.5 OR 2.9 DR 3.4 REB 4.6 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.5 TO 2.6 PF 1.8 AST/TO 12.65 PER.
Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/18/2021 Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Charlotte’s last 14 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
Marc Gasol C Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Charlotte
Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks
Even without Anthony Davis, the Charlotte Hornets have their hands full against LeBron James. The best sportsbook has the Lakers winning this game and it will be tough for the Hornets to keep it close again.
Moneyline: The Hornets are given an ML of +333 if they pull an upset win while the Lakers are -450.
ATS: It is a wide 8 points between both teams across the spread with the Lakers at -8 while the Hornets are +8.
TOTALs: The given total for both teams to dance on is 227.5 with the Lakers going under and the Hornets are over.
Score Prediction: 119 – 109, Lakers