The 8-10 LA Lakers will be on the back end of a back to back as they face the 5-11 New Orleans Hornets in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip time from New Orleans is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The current odds from this NBA game has the road team LA Lakers favored by -5 ½ points with the over under line of 197 points. There has been no line or total movement since the odds were opened a few hours ago.
The Lakers and Hornets met three times during the lockout season with LA winning all three games but New Orleans covering two of the games. Trend: New Orleans Hornets are 3-0 to the under in their past three games.
LA fell to 1-5 straight up on the road this season as they were beaten by the Houston Rockets last night 107-105 as a +1 point underdog. The game landed under 215 points. The Lakers have now lost two straight and three of their past four games. LA blew a 17 point lead in this loss. The sad part about this loss for LA is the fact that the Rockets were ice cold from the field making just 37.6% of their shots. The Lakers turnover problem reared its ugly head with 19 turnovers. Pau Gasol did not play and will likely not play on Wednesday with knee tendinitis. Tough to lose when the opponents starting guards go a combined 5 of 27 from the floor but LA allowed the Rockets bench to beat them. On the road the Lakers allow 104 points per game.
The Hornets are just 3-6 straight up on their home court. They hosted Milwaukee on Monday and had lost eight of their past nine games entering play. They pick up a 102-81 home win against the Bucks as a +4 point underdog. It was an offensive turnover for the team after scoring just 79 against the Thunder and 84 against the Jazz in their previous two games which were all at home and resulted in losses. Ryan Anderson leads the team with 17 points a game. New Orleans puts up just 93 points per game this season.