NBA Playoff Preview: New Orleans Hornets vs. Los Angeles Lakers

by Dirty on April 17, 2011

Betting on Lakers Basketball The New Orleans Hornets and the Los Angeles Lakers will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at STAPLES Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Lakers listed as 10-point favorites versus the Hornets, while the game’s total is sitting at 182½.

New Orleans lost its last outing, a 121-89 result against the Mavericks on April 13. The Hornets failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point underdog, while the 210 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 116-108 winner as they battled the Kings on the road. The Lakers covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 224 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

New Orleans:
Team record: 46-36 SU, 39-40-3 ATS

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of last 12 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 6 games

When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Los Angeles:
Team record: 57-25 SU, 38-44 ATS

LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans
LA Lakers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing New Orleans
LA Lakers are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games at home

When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing are 8-2
After playing Sacramento are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

Next up:
New Orleans at LA Lakers, Wednesday, April 20
LA Lakers home to New Orleans, Wednesday, April 20

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