A couple of teams who have been losing a lot of games recently will go head to head tonight so someone has to win! The Hornets have lost 8 in a row while the Lakers have lost for of their last 5 and have gone just 2-6 since their in season tournament win. Here's our Hornets vs Lakers Prediction and preview for tonight.
The Hornets are currently struggling, with a record of 7-21 and facing an eight-game losing streak. They are desperately looking to snap out of this slump but face a tough challenge against the Lakers.
Key players like LaMelo Ball and Gordon Hayward are out, adding to the team's challenges. The status of rookie Brandon Miller and center Mark Williams is uncertain, potentially impacting the team's performance further.
Los Angeles Lakers:
The Lakers, with a record of 16-15, are looking to rebound from their Christmas Day loss to the Boston Celtics. Despite a recent 1-5 run in their last six games, they remain a formidable team, especially at home, with a 10-4 record.
LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Cam Reddish are all listed as questionable but are expected to play, which could significantly strengthen the Lakers.
The Lakers are favored to win, with a significant advantage in terms of firepower against the undermanned Hornets. The Hornets' defensive issues could allow players like LeBron James and Anthony Davis to have big nights.
The betting lines indicate a clear advantage for the Lakers, with the spread set at Los Angeles -13 and an over/under of 228.5 points.
Lakers 125 Hornets 111