Hornets vs. Lakers Matchup

The Charlotte Hornets and the Los Angeles Lakers will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at STAPLES Center.

When: 9:30 PM ET, Sunday, November 9, 2014
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: 9:30 p.m. ET, SportSouth (Charlotte), TWC SN (Los Angeles)
PREDICTION: Hornets 110, Lakers 105
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Oddsmakers currently have the Hornets listed as 4-point favorites versus the Lakers, while the game’s total is sitting at 204½.

The two-year, $18-million contract Jordan Hill signed over the summer is beginning to look like one of the few good investments Los Angeles has made lately. Hill, who came to the Lakers without much fanfare in a deal that sent the popular Derek Fisher to Houston 2 ½ years ago, has been a monster so far this season, averaging 14.8 points and 9.2 rebounds. The key is whether he can keep up that pace.

The Lakers were a 112-106 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Suns. They earned a push of the +6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (218) made winners of OVER bettors.

Team record: 0-5 SU,1-3-1 ATS
Current Streak: lost 5 straight games.
LA Lakers is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
LA Lakers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Lakers’s last 5 games
LA Lakers is 1-5-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Gerald Henderson was third on Charlotte in scoring last season, but the sixth-year shooting guard has been passed up by Gary Neal and P.J. Hairston as backups to Stephenson at shooting guard. For the first time since his rookie season, Henderson did not get in the game Friday night even though he was healthy and available. Neal scored 23 points off the bench and Hairston had a solid stat line of four points, three rebounds and two assists in 12 minutes.

Charlotte was a 122-119 winner in its last match at home against the Hawks. They covered the -1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 241 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Team record: 3-3 SU,3-3 ATS
Charlotte is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte’s last 7 games
Charlotte is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Charlotte is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road

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