The Los Angeles Lakers (5-5) will play the Charlotte Hornets (5-5) at STAPLES Center on Monday, where they will aim to win their third game in a row, so check out all our NBA betting to learn more. Read our Pelicans at Mavericks NBA betting tip here!
In their previous game, the Hornets lost to the Kings by a final score of 140-110. Charlotte ended up with a 46.7 field goal percentage (43 out of 92), and 11 of its 35 three-point tries were successful. The Charlotte Hornets converted 13 of 21 free throws for a 61.9% success rate from the line. They grabbed 28 rebounds, with 7 coming on the offensive end. They also handed out 29 dimes in the game, forcing one turnover and recording eight steals. Charlotte permitted 55.2 percent shooting (48 of 87) on defense.
The Kings had 56 dimes and 29 thefts in their win over New Orleans on Friday. Sacramento also grabbed 43 rebounds (13 offensive, 30 defensive) and 5 blocks in the game. The Sacramento Kings scored an excellent 84.6 percent in this one, hitting 22 of their 26 shots from the line and making 22 of 44 three-point attempts. The Hornets were assessed with 19 personal fouls and the Kings had 18, which is how they finished. For this game, LaMelo Ball was a player who made an impact. Ball shot 64.3% from the field and dished out 13 assists against the Kings in the last game. He had 24 points on 9 of 14 shooting, and he played 31 minutes.
Charlotte enters the season with a 5-5 record. They give up possession 13.2 times a game and as a unit, they commit 18.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. The team have collected 43.6 rebounds per game and 266 assists for the season, which ranks first in basketball in terms of passing. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 38.8 percent from the three-point line (138 of 356) and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. They score 114.2 points per game (1st in the NBA) while shooting 45.3 percent from the floor (best in baseball).
On the other side of the coin, Charlotte is forcing its opponents to cough up 16.5 turnovers every night and drawing 19.2 fouls. They rank 29th in the league in giving up assists to opponents with 264 conceded so far this season. The Hornets’ opponents are shooting 47.8 percent from the field (431 of 901) and collecting 48.2 boards per game as a team this season, according to NBA stats. They give up 35.2 percent from 3-point range and are 30th in the league in PPG allowed (117.4).
When they last played on the court, the Lakers suffered a 105-90 defeat against the Trail Blazers. With respect to grabbing rebounds, Los Angeles allowed Portland to gain 40 in total (12 on the offensive side). They shot 15 out of 55 from three-point range, which was a 27.3% success rate, and went 18 for 24 at the line (75 percent) in this game. The Trail Blazers shot 37.9% from the field in this game after making 36 of their 95 tries. In this game, the Lakers shot 31 out of 90 from the floor, which equated to a 34.4% success rate.
Los Angeles converted 9 of 32 three-point attempts (28.1%). They were able to convert 19 of them, or 79.2 percent of the time. For this game, the Trail Blazers drew 11 personal fouls while the Lakers had 24 free throw attempts. Portland had 19 turnovers and 8 steals in the game. The Lakers collected 48 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 59 in the contest. For this game, Sekou Doumbouya came in for the Lakers. In his 8 minutes on the court, Doumbouya scored 10 points and did not record any dimes. He scored four points and grabbed four rebounds in the contest.
The Los Angeles Lakers have a record of 5-5 this season. The Lakers have committed 20.5 fouls per game and shot 73.7 percent from the free throw line. They are assisting 23.8 times per game (12th in the NBA), and they are surrendering possession 16.7 times each time they have the ball. The Los Angeles Lakers have 1,101 points on the season (110.1 per game), and they grab 45.9 boards every game. The Lakers rank 10th in the league with a 46.1 shooting percentage as a team, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
The Los Angeles defense allows opponents to shoot 34 percent from three-point range (129 of 379) and they make just 69.2 percent of their free throw attempts. They permit 25.8 assists and 47.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 27th and 24th in the NBA. The Lakers’ defensive efficiency in basketball is 26th at 111.3 points per game, according to collected data. They’re forcing their opponents to make 17.3 turnovers per game and allowing teams to shoot 45 percent from the field (20th in national league).
Oddsfanatic’s Pick: Take Los Angeles