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    LA Lakers versus New Orleans Hornets Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 4-9-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 27-50 New Orleans Hornets will travel to face the 40-37 LA Lakers in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from Staples Center in Los Angeles is scheduled for 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.

    The odds from this NBA pro basketball game has the home team LA Lakers favored by -9 points with an over under line of 198 points. There has been no line movement since the odds were released a few hours ago.

    This is the fourth meeting of the season between the Hornets and Lakers with Los Angeles winning all three games. Each team covered the point spread in their road game.

    New Orleans has a road record of 11-27 on the year. They break a two game losing streak after a 95-92 road victory on Sunday to the Phoenix Suns as a -2 ½ point betting favorite. The game ended under 198 points. The Hornets shot 40% from the floor and made 4 of 15 from the three point line. They held the Suns to 42.5% shooting along with 7 of 21 coming from three point distance. New Orleans wins the game on the glass as they pulled down ten more rebounds than the Suns. Anthony Davis led the Hornets with 20 points as he connected on 6 of his 10 shots. New Orleans has struggled for points this season as they push across just 94 points a game ranking 25th in the NBA. They also allow a high 46.8% shooting to their opponents on the year.

    The Lakers are 25-12 playing on their home court. Their three game win streak was snapped on Sunday in a 109-95 road defeat to the LA Clippers as a +4 ½ point underdog. The game landed over 199 points. LA Lakers were outscored in every period. They shoot 43.4% from the field and made 7 of 24 three pointers. The Lakers allowed the Clippers to shoot 50% from the field and sink 8 of 21 three pointers. LA Lakers lose the rebounding battle by a 50-36 margin. Kobe Bryant played 47 minutes and had 25 points and 10 assists as he made 6 of his 19 shots. The Lakers now sit in a tie with the Utah Jazz for the eighth and final playoff seed in the Western conference with just five games remaining. Defense continues to be the undoing of the Lakers as they sit 24th in the NBA in points allowed by giving up 101.1 points a game.