Charlotte Hornets at Los Angeles Lakers - 3/18/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Charlotte Hornets at Los Angeles Lakers - 3/18/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (27-13) vs Charlotte Hornets (20-18)

Game Info: Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -8 -- Over/Under: 227.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Lakers meet Thursday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The Charlotte Hornets look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 112.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 21.1 points and 5.4 rebounds while Terry Rozier is averaging 20.4 points and 3.2 assists. LaMelo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Devonte’ Graham is dishing 5.6 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112.3 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.5 points and 8.1 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 22.5 points and three assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.

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The Hornets are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games playing on 0 days rest. The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 9-4 in Hornets last 13 overall. The under is 4-1 in Lakers last 5 games as a favorite. The Hornets are 10-4-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-5-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Charlotte Hornets did not look good in last nights losing effort and now they catch the Lakers on the end of a back to back. The Los Angeles Lakers are still struggling without AD, but they've played better as of late, winning their last five games by an average of 7.8 points while shooting 53.8 percent from the field. This is a spot where a young team can get crushed. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Lakers at home.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -8

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