The New Orleans Hornets and the Los Angeles Lakers will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at STAPLES Center.
Oddsmakers currently have the Lakers listed as 8½-point favorites versus the Hornets, while the game’s total is sitting at 207½.
Chris Paul netted 36 points and dished out 10 assists, as the Hornets ran past the Magic 117-85 on Wednesday. The Hornets covered the 1.5-point spread, while the combined score made it OVER the posted total of 189.
Rasual Butler collected 15 points with eight assists, and David West added 14 points in that win.
The Lakers were embroiled in a tight game on Wednesday, but managed to pull out a 129-121 win over the Warriors. The Lakers covered the 5-point spread, while the combined score made it OVER the posted total of 228.5.
Pau Gasol netted 24 points and hauled down seven rebounds for the Lakers, and Kobe Bryant added 28 points in that win.
New Orleans has won 2 straight games.
Los Angeles has won 2 straight games.
New Orleans: 32-20 SU, 22-28-2 ATS
Los Angeles: 44-10 SU, 28-25-1 ATS
New Orleans most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing Orlando are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Golden State are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans’s last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans’s last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
New Orleans is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Orleans’s last 9 games
LA Lakers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games
LA Lakers are 22-3 SU in their last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 7 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing New Orleans
New Orleans at Utah, Saturday, February 21
LA Lakers at Minnesota, Sunday, February 22
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