Bet Jamaica NBA Preview — Los Angeles Lakers vs. Charlotte Bobcats

by Dirty on March 5, 2010

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Charlotte Bobcats will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Oddsmakers currently have the Lakers listed as 3½-point favorites versus the Bobcats, while the game’s total is sitting at 190.

The Lakers were defeated 114-111 by the Heat in overtime last time out., as 5.5-point favorites. The game’s combined score sailed OVER the posted total of 188.5.

Kobe Bryant collected a game-high 39 points for the Lakers in the loss.

The Bobcats were defeated 104-80 by the Celtics last time out, as 4.5-point underdogs. That game’s 184 points went UNDER the posted total of 191.

Tyrus Thomas collected 15 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double in the loss.

Current streak:
Charlotte has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 46-16 SU, 26-34-2 ATS
Charlotte: 28-31 SU, 31-28 ATS

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Orlando are 5-5
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1

Charlotte most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
LA Lakers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games
LA Lakers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing Charlotte
LA Lakers are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing Charlotte
Charlotte is 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games when playing LA Lakers
Charlotte is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
Charlotte is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing LA Lakers
Charlotte is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
LA Lakers at Orlando, Sunday, March 7
Charlotte home to Golden State, Saturday, March 6

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