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Charlotte Hornets vs. Los Angeles Lakers

February 5, 2024

The Los Angeles Lakers will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina to face the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center with the game tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Monday and will air on Bally Sports Charlotte and the Spectrum.

Los Angeles will end their six-game road schedule on Monday when they travel to face the Charlotte Hornets and have won their previous two road games against two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference with wins over the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks which brings their record above .500 at 26-25 and puts them in 9th place in the Western Conference. The Lakers have been an above-average scoring team as they enter this game averaging 116.27 points per game which is above the league average of 115.53 points per game, however, they have been a below-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 117.18 points per game. 

Anthony Davis has played a pivotal role in the success the Lakers have had this season as he enters this game leading the team in rebounds and blocks while 2nd on the team in scoring with an average of 24.7 points, 12.2 rebounds, and 2.38 blocks per game with the rebounds being 4th and the blocks being the 5th most per game in the NBA this season. The Los Angeles Lakers will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they travel to face the Charlotte Hornets.

The Charlotte Hornets have struggled without LaMelo Ball, Gordon Hayward, and Kyle Lowry out of the lineup over the last five games as they have not won a game with the trio out of the lineup and are on a seven-game losing streak following Sunday’s 99-115 loss at home against the Indiana Pacers and have lost by an average margin of 16.71 points per game during their losing streak. The Hornets have the 3rd worst record in the Eastern Conference and the 4th worst record in the NBA at 10-38. Charlotte has been one of the worst teams in the league offensively and defensively as they are averaging the 3rd fewest points per game with an average of 108.59 points per game while allowing the 6th most with an average of 120.26 points allowed per game. The Charlotte Hornets will look to avoid their 8th loss in a row when they host the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.

BookMaker has the Los Angeles Lakers listed as 10.5-point favorites on the road against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday. Los Angeles has won eight of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings while covering the spread in nine of the last ten and two of the previous three games in the series. The Los Angeles Lakers are 24-28 ATS overall, 11-15 ATS on the road, and 13-17 ATS as a favorite this season while the Charlotte Hornets are 16-32 ATS overall, 8-16 ATS at home, and 16-28 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Los Angeles has been the better team this season and the dominant team in the series, winning eight of the previous ten including two of the last three matchups. The Lakers have covered the spread in nine of the previous ten games in the series and have been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 24-28 ATS overall while the Hornets are 16-32 ATS overall. Buy the .5 point and lay the points with the Los Angeles Lakers when they travel to face the Charlotte Hornets on Monday.

Spooky Express Pick: Los Angeles Lakers -10