Hornets vs Lakers Spread, Trends, and Free Pick – April 20th, 2011 ]]> include($base_url . “/includes/header.htm”); ?>
The point spread for Wednesday’s Game 2 between the New Orleans Hornets and Los Angeles Lakers opened up at -12 after Game 1 in favor of the Lakers at Sportsbook.com and the total was set at 187. Early money seems to be on the Hornets as the line has moved down to -11 as of Tuesday afternoon and the total has inched up to 187.5. So far, 79% of the betting public is on the Hornets. To help you better decide who to bet, take a look at these trends for tonight.
Hornets are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog of 11.0 or greater.
Hornets are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games.
Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss.
Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
Over is 4-1 in Hornets last 5 vs. Western Conference.
Over is 4-1 in Hornets last 5 games as a road underdog.
Over is 4-0 in Lakers last 4 vs. Western Conference.
Over is 4-0 in Lakers last 4 games as a favorite.
Underdog is 15-4 ATS in the last 19 meetings.
Road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
My Prediction: The Lakers have now lost 6 of 8 games after Game 1’s 109-100 loss to the Hornets. They need more out of Bynum who was a -15 in Game 1. Chris Paul was brilliant the other night, scoring 33 points and dishing out 14 assists. I expect another big game out of him and for the Hornets to keep it close, but the Lakers pulling it out at the end to even the series. Double-digits is too big of a spread for a team that’s struggling like the Lakers.