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LA Lakers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction

LA Lakers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction

LA Lakers

March 19

02:30

116 : 105

Charlotte Hornets

LA Lakers

Charlotte Hornets

LA Lakers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction comes ahead of their NBA regular season matchup on Friday, March 19th 2021, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Read my match preview for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

LA Lakers vs Charlotte Hornets Preview

Charlotte (20-18) are above .500, have strung together five wins from their last six games and appear to have struck gold in the draft with point guard LaMelo Ball. 

The 19-year-old took third in the draft, leads all rookies in points (15.8), assists (6.3), rebounds (6) and steals (1.6) per game, as the Hornets have cemented themselves as a refreshing success story - sitting fifth in the East.

Terry Rozier (26 pts) and Gordon Hayward (25 pts, eight rebs, four ast and steals) produced big numbers as the Hornets were 122-116 winners vs Sacramento last time out, but how will they fare against a motivated LeBron?

He recorded his 99th triple-double (25 pts, 12 rebs, 12 ast) on an efficient shooting night as they ultimately eased past the Timberwolves overnight. 

LA Lakers vs Charlotte Hornets Betting Tips

ESPN's BPI gives Charlotte just a 30.2% chance of earning a road win over the Lakers, which seems a tad harsh considering perennial All-Star PF Anthony Davis (hamstring) remains sidelined.

LeBron's help feels centred around whether SF Kyle Kuzma and offseason acquisition Montrezl Harrell can be consistent scorers - whether that's off the bench or starting, as both have increased roles. 

Dennis Schroder's numbers are noticeably down from a season where he was shortlisted to win Sixth Man of the Year honours in OKC last year, while KCP and Markieff Morris are streaky shooters at the best of times. 

I'm not going to bet against LeBron, though Charlotte could foreseeably steal a win here if they keep the game close throughout and maintain their composure down the stretch.

Expert's prediction

Match prediction: LA Lakers to win

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LA Lakers (9)

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Charlotte Hornets (4)

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97-111 vs Utah Jazz (H)

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113-121 vs Boston Celtics (H)

L

101-93 vs Charlotte Hornets (A)

W

96-111 vs New York Knicks (A)

L

126-101 vs Brooklyn Nets (A)

W

104-110 vs Miami Heat (A)

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W

86-104 vs LA Clippers (A)

L

115-94 vs Sacramento Kings (A)

W
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W

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D

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D

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L

93-101 vs LA Lakers (H)

L

101-105 vs Atlanta Hawks (H)

W

127-119 vs Milwaukee Bucks (A)

W

113-102 vs Oklahoma City Thunder (A)

L

86-116 vs Boston Celtics (A)

W

114-97 vs Indiana Pacers (A)

97-111 vs Utah Jazz (H)

L

0-0 vs Utah Jazz (H)

D

113-121 vs Boston Celtics (H)

L
W

109-101 vs Portland Trail Blazers (H)

D

0-0 vs Cleveland Cavaliers (H)

L

93-101 vs LA Lakers (H)

L

101-105 vs Atlanta Hawks (H)

101-93 vs Charlotte Hornets (A)

W

96-111 vs New York Knicks (A)

L

126-101 vs Brooklyn Nets (A)

W

104-110 vs Miami Heat (A)

L

110-101 vs Toronto Raptors (A)

W

86-104 vs LA Clippers (A)

L

115-94 vs Sacramento Kings (A)

W
L

97-109 vs New York Knicks (A)

D

0-0 vs Brooklyn Nets (A)

W

127-119 vs Milwaukee Bucks (A)

W

113-102 vs Oklahoma City Thunder (A)

L

86-116 vs Boston Celtics (A)

W

114-97 vs Indiana Pacers (A)

LA Lakers vs Charlotte Hornets Head to Head (H2H) stats

19-03-2021

LA Lakers

116
105

Charlotte Hornets

LA Lakers
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Charlotte Hornets
Predicted Lineup

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Markieff Morris

Dennis Schroeder

Damian Jones

LeBron James

Terry Rozier

PJ Washington

LaMelo Ball

Cody Zeller

Gordon Hayward

Mosope Ominiyi
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