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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 NBA Spread and Picks

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

When: March 18, 2021 10:30 PM ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: NBATV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/18/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Charlotte Hornets +8 (-110) 227.5 o (-110) +333
Los Angeles Lakers -8 (-110) 227.5 u (-110) -450
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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

Trends

Charlotte Hornets

The total has gone OVER in 10 of Charlotte’s last 14 games.
Charlotte are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Hornets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against LA Lakers.
Charlotte are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against LA Lakers.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Charlotte’s last 10 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Charlotte’s last 10 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers.
Charlotte are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
Hornets are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games played in March.
Charlotte are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games played on a Thursday.

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
Lakers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Lakers’ last 10 games when playing at home against Charlotte.
LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Lakers’ last 9 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
LA Lakers are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.
LA Lakers are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games played in March.

Injuries

Charlotte Hornets

No Injuries

Los Angeles Lakers

Marc Gasol C Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Charlotte
Jared Dudley PF Knee is out indefinitely
Anthony Davis PF Achilles is out indefinitely
Alex Caruso SG Concussion is out indefinitely
Kostas Antetokounmpo SF Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Charlotte

Head-to-Head
Charlotte Hornets Los Angeles Lakers
21-17-1 Against the Spread 20-20-0
21-17-1 Straight Up 15-25-0
113 Points per Game 112
113 Points Allowed per Game 106
46.37 Offensive FG% 48.63
78.15 Offensive FT% 74.95
38.55 Offensive 3PT% 35.47
47.04 Defensive FG% 45.37
73.97 Defensive FT% 76.23
37.13 Defensive 3PT% 35.26

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