|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NBAThe Los Angeles Lakers have an opportunity to get their first win of the season tonight, as the Charlotte Hornets come to town. Tip off time is 9:30 PM ET in Staples Center. Let's preview the basketball betting trends for each team.
The Hornets are 3-3 SU so far this season, and 0-2 SU on the road. They are 3-3 ATS, and four of their games have gone OVER the total, with the other two going UNDER. They are coming off of a 122-119 overtime win on Friday night over the Atlanta Hawks, where they won against the spread as 1.5 point h ome favorites. The total went OVER the 194 point line.
The Lakers are 0-5 SU overall this year, and 0-3 SU at home. They are 1-3-1 ATS, with four of their games going OVER the total set by oddsmakers, and one going UNDER. They are coming off of a 112-106 loss on Tuesday to the Phoenix Suns, where the spread was a PUSH with the Lakers a 6 point home underdog. The total went OVER the 212.5 point line.
Charlotte is 4-1 ATS against the Pacific Division, and 5-11 ATS on Sunday. They are 1-4 ATS coming off of a win spreadwise. The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their recent road games, and OVER in 4 of their last 5 on Sunday. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 7 games overall lately.
Los Angeles is 3-1-1 ATS on Sunday, and 1-3-1 ATS overall lately. They are 2-7-2 ATS after a SU loss, and 1-5-2 ATS at home. The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their games lately, and UNDER in all 5 of their matchups on Sunday. The total has gone OVER in 4 oftheir last 5 against the Southeast Division.
Between these teams, the Hornets are 14-4 ATS lately, and 8-1 ATS when playing in Los Angeles. The road team is 4-0 ATS, while the underdog is 15-3 ATS in this series. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 6 matchups.
They last met in January 2014, when the Hornets won 110-100, and won against the spread as 3 point road underdogs. The total went OVER the 205.5 point line that was set by the NBA oddsmakers.
For tonight's matchup, the Hornets are listed as 3 point road favorites. The over/under is set at 204 points. The Lakers are listed at +135 on the moneyline, with the Hornets a -155.