The 30-31 LA Lakers will travel on a back to back when they face the 21-40 New Orleans Hornets in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from New Orleans is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The odd from this NBA game has the road team LA Lakers favored by -1 points with an over under line of 202 points. Early money has landed on the Hornets as the Lakers opened as a -1 ½ point betting favorite.
The teams have met twice this season with the Lakers winning and covering the point spread in both games.
LA Lakers have a road record of 10-20 on the year. Their two game win streak was broken in a 122-105 road defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder as a +9 ½ point underdog. The game finished over 215 points. LA gets outscored 25-16 in the final period in defeat. They shoot just 40.3% from the floor and made 12 of 29 three pointers. They Lakers allowed the Thunder 47.9% shooting and forced only 2 OKC turnovers while committing 16 of their own. Kobe Bryant had 30 points on 8 of 19 shooting. The Lakers have simply been awful defensively on the road this season. In their 30 road games they give up an average of 105.2 points and 47.1% shooting.
New Orleans is 11-19 straight up on their home court this season. They lose their third game in four tries following a 105-102 home defeat on Monday to the Orlando Magic as a -8 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at over 194 ½ points. The Hornets get outscored by Orlando 35-26 in the final quarter in defeat. They shot 46.2% from the field along with 8 of 21 from three. New Orleans allowed the Magic to connect on 49.4% from the field. Anthony Davis had 15 points and 15 rebounds on 6 of 13 shooting. New Orleans has defended poorly this season as they rank 26th in the NBA in opponent’s field goal percentage as the team allows 46.5% shooting. The Hornets have allowed 100 or more points in five of their past seven games with each resulting in losses.