The 7-16 Charlotte Bobcats will hit the road to face the 11-14 LA Lakers in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip time from Staples Center in LA is scheduled for 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The current NBA odds from this contest has the home team LA Lakers favored by -11 ½ points with an over under line of 207 1/2 points.
The teams met once during the lockout year and it was the Lakers with the 106-73 home win as a -12 ½ point favorite. The total went under 180 ½ points Trend: Charlotte Bobcats are 1-5 ATS in their past six games.
Charlotte is 2-6 straight up on the road. The defense has fallen off the path for Charlotte as the team has dropped ten straight games as they play at LA on Tuesday night. They have given up 100 or more points in nine straight games. They have fallen to 29th in the NBA by allowing 104 points a game. Charlotte allows 46% shooting to their opponents. Kemba Walker leads the team with 18 points per game.
The Lakers are 7-6 on their home court. They finished 2-2 on the just concluded four game road trip. On Sunday the 76ers beat Philadelphia 111-98 as a -3 point favorite. Kobe Bryant had a big game for the Lakers with 34 points and six assists on 12 of 21 shooting from the field. Both Bryant and Howard logged over 40 minutes. Defense has been a major issue for this team and they give up 99 points a game on average. The Lakers have Pau Gasol has been sidelined with knee tendinitis.