The Charlotte Hornets (10-27) host the Los Angeles Lakers (15-21) at Spectrum Center, tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Monday, January 2, 2023. The Lakers are just 1.5-point underdogs in the game. A 242.5-point over/under is set in the matchup.
How to bet Hornets vs. Lakers
Charlotte Hornets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Hornets as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Hornets have -121 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +102 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 242.5 points.
Hornets vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, January 2, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSE
- Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
- Arena: Spectrum Center
Hornets vs. Lakers Betting Trends
In the Hornets’ 37 games this year, they have 16 wins against the spread. Charlotte has been the favorite in nine games this season and has come away with the win four times (44.4%) in those contests. Hornets games this year have hit the over on 18 of 36 set point totals.
Against the spread, the Lakers are 14-21-1 this season. Los Angeles has been the underdog on the moneyline 26 total times this season. LA has finished 9-17 in those games. Lakers games this season have eclipsed the over/under 61.1% of the time (22 out of 36 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Hornets: Dennis Smith: Questionable (Ankle), Kelly Oubre: Out (Hand), Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)
Lakers: Lonnie Walker: Questionable (Tailbone), LeBron James: Probable (Ankle), Anthony Davis: Out (Foot)
What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte ranks 24th in the NBA with 111.3 points per game, but its defense has lagged behind, giving up 118 points per game (third-worst in league). Offensively, the Hornets average 109.3 points per game in home games, compared to 113 points per game on the road. The Hornets have seen an uptick in scoring recently, racking up 116.4 points per game in their last 10 contests, 5.1 points more than the 111.3 they’ve scored this year.
Charlotte ranks worst in the NBA with a 32.2% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, it is draining 10.7 threes per game (25th-ranked in league). So far this season, the Hornets have taken 64.4% two-pointers, accounting for 74.3% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 35.6% threes (25.7% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers
In 2022-23, Los Angeles is seventh in the NBA offensively (116 points scored per game) and fourth-worst on defense (117.7 points allowed). The Lakers are scoring more points at home (117.2 per game) than on the road (115). Over their last 10 games, the Lakers are posting 118.9 points per game, 2.9 more than their season average (116).
Los Angeles is the second-worst squad in the NBA in 3-pointers made (10.4 per game) and fifth-worst in 3-point percentage (33.8%). In 2022-23, the Lakers have taken 65.3% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 34.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 75.6% of the Lakers’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 24.4% have been 3-pointers.
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