Lakers vs Hornets Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Friday, December 23, 2022

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The Los Angeles Lakers (13-18) host the Charlotte Hornets (8-24) on December 23, 2022 at Crypto.com Arena. The Hornets are underdogs by a 3.5-point margin as they enter the matchup losers of two in a row with a 4-6 record in their last 10 games. The matchup’s point total is set at 242.

How to bet Lakers vs. Hornets

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Lakers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Lakers have -152 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +129 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 242 points.

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Lakers vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 23, 2022
  • Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: SN-LA
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Arena: Crypto.com Arena

Lakers vs. Hornets Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Lakers are 12-18-1 this season. Los Angeles has been the favorite in nine games this season and has come away with the win six times (66.7%) in those contests. Lakers games this year have eclipsed the over/under 56.2% of the time (18 out of 32 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, the Hornets are 14-18-0 this year. Charlotte has been the moneyline underdog 24 total times this season. Buzz City has finished 5-19 in those games. The Hornets have eclipsed the over/under 53.1% of the time this season (17 of 32 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Lakers

Lakers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 23 27.1 8.4 6.7 1.2 0.7 2.1
Lonnie Walker IV 28 15.5 2.5 1.5 0.8 0.4 2.1
Russell Westbrook 28 14.5 6.2 7.6 1.1 0.5 1
Austin Reaves 29 10.8 3.1 2.1 0.6 0.4 1.2
Dennis Schroder 17 10.8 1.9 3.7 0.5 0 1

Hornets

Hornets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LaMelo Ball 8 23.4 4.4 8 0.9 0.3 4.4
Terry Rozier 22 20.9 4.5 5.5 0.7 0.2 2.5
Kelly Oubre Jr. 32 20.8 5.3 1.3 1.7 0.4 2.4
Gordon Hayward 15 15.2 4.9 4.1 0.7 0.3 1.3
P.J. Washington 31 14.3 4.8 2.3 0.7 1 1.7
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Lakers vs. Hornets Injury Report

Hornets: Terry Rozier: Questionable (Hip), Mark Williams: Out (Ankle), Dennis Smith: Out (Ankle), Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)

What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles ranks ninth in the NBA with 115.3 points per game, but its defense has been less effective, allowing 117.3 points per game (fifth-worst in league). The Lakers put up 116.3 points per game when playing at home, compared to 114.3 points per game away from home, a difference of two points per contest. The Lakers’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, putting up 117.8 points per contest compared to the 115.3 they’ve averaged this year.

In terms of three-pointers, Los Angeles has been inefficient, as it ranks worst in the league in threes made (9.9 per game) and fourth-worst in three-point percentage (33.1%). So far this season, the Lakers have taken 66.4% two-pointers, accounting for 76.7% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 33.6% threes (23.3% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets

On offense Charlotte is the 25th-ranked squad in the NBA (110.6 points per game). Defensively it is fourth-worst (117.7 points allowed per game). The Hornets average 108.7 points per game at home, and 112.2 on the road. The Hornets are tallying 112.9 points per game over their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 110.6.

Charlotte is the fifth-worst squad in the NBA in 3-pointers made (10.5 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (32.3%). The Hornets attempt 34.9% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 65.1% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25.5% of the Hornets’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 74.5% are 2-pointers.

Lakers vs. Hornets Predictions and Pick

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Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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