Los Angeles Lakers vs Charlotte Hornets: Best Odds & NBA Betting Preview | 11/8/2021


By Lester Mackay | November 8, 2021, 1:37 am

The Los Angeles Lakers (5-5) host the Charlotte Hornets (5-6) at Staples Center, tipping off at 10:30 PM ET on Monday, November 8, 2021. The Hornets are 2.5-point underdogs in the game.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the NBA matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Charlotte Hornets.

Lakers stats and betting info

Betting trends for Los Angeles

  • Los Angeles has only covered the spread two times in 10 opportunities this season.
  • When they have played as at least 2.5-point favorites this season, the Lakers are 1-6 against the spread.
  • The teams have hit the over in five of Los Angeles’ 10 games with a set total.
  • The Lakers have won 57.1% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (4-3).
  • Los Angeles is 4-3 (winning 57.1% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -138 or shorter.
  • The Lakers have an implied moneyline win probability of 58.0% in this matchup.

Key players for Los Angeles

  • Anthony Davis: 23.1 PTS, 11 REB, 2.1 BLK, 50 FG%, 14.3 3PT% (3-for-21)
  • Russell Westbrook: 19 PTS, 8.5 REB, 7.9 AST, 1.3 STL, 41.8 FG%, 26.8 3PT% (11-for-41)
  • LeBron James: 24.8 PTS, 7 AST, 2.3 STL, 46.7 FG%, 34.7 3PT% (17-for-49)
  • Carmelo Anthony: 16.5 PTS, 48 FG%, 49.2 3PT% (32-for-65)
  • DeAndre Jordan: 5.2 PTS, 1.1 BLK, 75.8 FG%

Lakers Injuries: Anthony Davis: Day To Day (Thumb), Talen Horton-Tucker: Out (Thumb), Trevor Ariza: Out (Ankle), LeBron James: Out (Abdominal), Kendrick Nunn: Out (Ankle/Knee)

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Hornets stats and betting info

Betting trends for Charlotte

  • Los Angeles has covered the spread only twice in 10 opportunities this season.
  • The Lakers are 1-6 against the spread when favored by 2.5 points or more this season.
  • Five of Los Angeles’ 10 games with a set total have hit the over (50%).
  • The Hornets have entered the game as underdogs eight times this season and won three of those games.
  • Charlotte has entered four games this season as the underdog by +116 or more and is 1-3 in those contests.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 46.3% chance of a victory for the Hornets.

Key players for Charlotte

  • Miles Bridges: 22.5 PTS, 7.4 REB, 1.6 STL, 45.7 FG%, 35.8 3PT% (29-for-81)
  • LaMelo Ball: 20 PTS, 6.6 AST, 1.8 STL, 43.9 FG%, 41 3PT% (32-for-78)
  • Gordon Hayward: 17.8 PTS, 49.3 FG%, 49.1 3PT% (26-for-53)
  • Mason Plumlee: 6.1 PTS, 7.7 REB, 1.1 BLK, 53.7 FG%
  • Kelly Oubre Jr.: 12.8 PTS, 40.6 FG%, 32.9 3PT% (23-for-70)

Hornets Injuries: Mason Plumlee: Day To Day (Rib), P.J. Washington: Out (Elbow)

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