It is the sixth game of a 7-game road trip for the Lakers. It is also a back-to-back NBA betting situation for the Lakers as they are at Milwaukee tomorrow.
NBA betting scheduling information shows that the Bobcats are also in the first half of a back-to-back as they are at Boston tomorrow. The Bobcats have actually won 5 of the last nine games outright against Los Angeles and they are 7-2 against the NBA odds. At Charlotte, the teams have split their last four meetings but the Bobcats are 3-1 against the basketball betting line. The teams played earlier this season in Los Angeles and the Bobcats pulled out a 117-110 victory as 11.5 point basketball betting underdogs.
The Lakers are still battling with Cleveland for the top overall record in the league as NBA betting stats tell us. Los Angeles has the third best offense in the league as NBA betting stats show with Kobe Bryant leading the way. The Lakers’ defense is below average and that is one reason they can struggle covering the basketball betting pointspread. At home the Lakers are below .500 but on the road they are above .500 in NBA betting, in large part because they lay fewer points on the road.
Charlotte is still fighting for a playoff spot as the NBA betting numbers show but having to play the Lakers and Celtics back-to-back could put an end to any serious hopes they have of making the playoffs. Charlotte has been a solid team at home this season versus the NBA betting odds. The Bobcats play solid defense, ranking in the Top 10 in the league as basketball betting stats show but they are next to last in the league in offense. Sometimes the lack of scoring can be a problem but more often than not their defense is strong enough to cover the NBA betting number.
The over/under in NBA betting is 5-4 in the last nine meetings between the two teams. Three of the last four games between the two teams at Charlotte have gone over the NBA odds which is somewhat surprising considering the Bobcats struggle to score points.
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