Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, Preview and Odds - 11/08/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 10:30 pm ET, Monday, November 8, 2021
Venue:  STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Where to Watch:  NBA TV

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Hornets +3, Lakers -3; Over/Under:  NL points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Hornets NL, Lakers NL; Over/Under:  NL points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Hornets NL, Lakers NL; Over/Under:  NL points
 

Season Record

Charlotte Hornets:  5-5 (3rd place, Southeast Division)
Los Angeles Lakers:  5-5 (4th place, Pacific Division)
 
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Charlotte Hornets vs Los Angeles Lakers Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Charlotte Hornets:  5-5 last 10
Los Angeles Lakers:  5-5 last 10
 
 
 

Charlotte Hornets Analysis

The Hornets are coming into this game with a 5-5 record overall and they are 3-3 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 4 of their last 5 games with their last win coming against the Portland Trail Blazers. They are coming into this one on a 3 game losing streak with losses against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Golden State Warriors, and the Sacramento Kings. They still have a game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night with that result pending before this game on Monday night. In their loss against the Kings 140-110, Gordon Hayward led the team in points with 25 while LaMelo Ball was next on the team with 24 points. Ball led the team in assists in that game with 13 while Mason Plumlee led the team in rebounds with 6. Their shooting was alright in that game as they were 46.7% from the field, 31.4% with their 3-pointers, and 61.9% from the free throw line. Their offense is averaging 114.2 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 117.4 PPG against them. The Hornets have an ATS record of 5-5 this season and their O/U record is 7-3.
 
 

Los Angeles Lakers Analysis

The Lakers are coming into this game with a 5-5 record overall and they are 4-3 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost their last 2 games straight with their last win coming against the Houston Rockets. They are coming into this one on a 2 game losing streak with losses against the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Portland Trail Blazers in their last game. Malik Monk led the team in points in that game off the bench with 13 while Carmelo Anthony was next on the team with 12 points. The starters did not play a lot of minutes in this game and there was a lot of contribution to the offense coming from the bench players. Russell Westbrook led the team in assists with 6 while DeAndre Jordan and Westbrook both led the team in rebounds with 9. Their shooting was bad in that game as they were 34.4% from the field, 28.1% with their 3-pointers, and 79.2% from the free throw line. Their offense is averaging 110.1 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 111.3 PPG against them. The Lakers have an ATS record of 2-7 this season and their O/U record is 5-4.
 
 

 

Hornets vs Lakers Prediction

The Lakers are coming into this game as a 3 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Hornets have not been playing well recently and a lot of their struggles are coming from their road games. The Lakers have not won a game in their last 2 and they will be looking to bounce back after the way they lost those games and to who they lost to. This is the perfect spot as they are getting a Hornets team that has not been good on the road and are on the 2nd leg of a back-to-back. The best bet to place in this game is on the Lakers to cover the spread here.
 
Hornets Lakers Prediction:  Our NBA Pick for Monday, November 8, 2021 (10:30 pm ET start time) is Lakers 114 Hornets 107.
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NBA Betting Trends

 
Charlotte Hornets: 682-675 O/U in all games. 295-290 O/U as a road underdog. 349-336 O/U in road games. 112-109 O/U in November games. 84-77 O/U against Pacific division opponents.
Los Angeles Lakers: 1040-1144 ATS in all games. 110-121 ATS as a home underdog. 507-572 ATS in home games. 339-360 ATS in the first half of the season. 82-89 ATS against Southeast division opponents. 359-374 ATS in non-conference games.
 

Key Injuries

 
Charlotte Hornets:  M. Plumlee (PF) Prob Sun - Ribs injury. P. Washington (PF) Ques Tues - Elbow injury.
Los Angeles Lakers:  A. Davis (PF) Ques Mon - Illness. L. James (SF) Out Mon - Abdominal injury. T. Horton-Tucker (SG) Out indefinitely - Thumb injury. K. Nunn (PG) Out indefinitely - Ankle injury. T. Ariza (SF) Early Dec - Ankle injury.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"We've got a long way to go defensively. That's got to remain the focus. That's how we're going to dig out of this hole. We just have to commit to the defensive end. Building a team like this is not going to happen overnight." - James Borrego on his team’s loss to the Kings on Friday night.
 
 
"Every possession, every minute on the floor has to matter." - Dwight Howard on their loss to the Trail Blazers on Saturday night. 
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Charlotte Hornets
PG    LaMelo Ball
SG    Terry Rozier
SF     Gordon Hayward
PF    Miles Bridges
C    Mason Plumlee
 
Los Angeles Lakers
PG     Russell Westbrook
SG     Avery Bradley
SF     Kent Bazemore
PF     Carmelo Anthony
C     Anthony Davis
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Charlotte Hornets
PPG: M. Bridges (22.7)
APG: L. Ball (7)
Reb/G: M. Plumlee (7.9)
 
Los Angeles Lakers
PPG: L. James (24.8)
APG: R. Westbrook (7.9)
Reb/G: A. Davis (11)
 
Coaches:
Charlotte Hornets: James Borrego (4th season)
Los Angeles Lakers: Frank Vogel (3rd season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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