Charlotte Hornets at Los Angeles Lakers - 12/23/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Lakers (13-18) vs Charlotte Hornets (8-24)

Game Info: Friday, December 23, 2022 at 10:30 pm ( Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -4 -- Over/Under: 235 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Lakers meet Friday in NBA action at the Arena. The Charlotte Hornets have lost 9 of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 6 of their last 9 games.

The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 110.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 117.3 points on 48 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 21.8 points and 4.6 rebounds, while LaMelo Ball is averaging 21.6 points and 2.8 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 115.4 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 116.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 27.4 points and 12.1 rebounds, while LeBron James is averaging 26.7 points and 8.6 rebounds. Lonnie Walker IV is the third double-digit scorer and Russell Westbrook is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.

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The Hornets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lakers are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 20-8 in Hornets last 28 road games. The over is 9-3 in Lakers last 12 overall. The Hornets are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-15-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings.

No matter what the Los Angeles Lakers injury situation looks like, these are games they have to win at home if they're going to make anything of this season. The Charlotte Hornets continue to make a case for the worst team in the league, and that includes losing by an average of 8.4 points in the underdog role and 7.9 points on the road. There are no excuses for the Lakers. Get it done. I'll lay the chalk with the home team.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -4

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