Feb 5, 2024 NBA Picks & Predictions from Certified Mannequin

On Monday’s NBA game, the Charlotte Hornets will be competing against the Los Angeles Lakers in their home court. The Hornets are currently 10-38 in total and 5-19 at home, whereas the Lakers stand at 26-25 in total and have a 9-17 road game record. The Lakers have won 8 out of their last 10 face-offs, including a 133-112 win at home on December 28. The Lakers’ record against the spread this 2023-24 NBA season stands at 23-28-1, while the Hornets are at 15-31-2.

The game will commence at 7 p.m. ET at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Lakers are favored by 12 points in the recent Hornets vs. Lakers odds reported by SportsLine consensus. The over/under stands at 227.5 points. Any betting decisions regarding the Lakers vs. Hornets must consider the NBA predictions from the team at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model, which simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, has been profitable, returning well over $10,000 in profit to $100 bettors on its top-rated NBA picks for over five seasons. The model comes into the 16th week of the 2023-24 NBA season on a 51-33 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, reporting over $1,700 returns.

The model is now concentrating on the Lakers vs. Hornets game. For the betting odds and lines for Lakers vs. Hornets, see the following highlights:

  • Hornets vs. Lakers spread: Hornets +12
  • Hornets vs. Lakers over/under: 227.5 points
  • Hornets vs. Lakers money line: Hornets: +487, Lakers: -703
  • Hornets vs. Lakers picks: See selections at SportsLine

About the Hornets’ recent performance, they suffered their seventh consecutive loss on Sunday, losing 115-99 to the Indiana Pacers. Cracking performances came from Brandon Miller and PJ Washington.

Miller, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, has an average of 22.7 points over his last 10 games playing for the injury-ridden Hornets. LaMelo Ball (ankle) missed the last five games while Gordon Hayward (calf) and Mark Williams (back) are out. You can see which team to select here.

As for the Lakers, they overcame the New York Knicks at home on Saturday with a 113-105 victory. The Lakers’ winning streak was a group effort with major contributors being LeBron James and Austin Reaves.

The Lakers have a 7-10 record against the spread versus Eastern Conference opponents this season, including back-to-back victories against the Celtics and Knicks. In December, the Lakers emerged victorious over the Hornets by 21 points as 13-point favorites. Both James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (Achilles/hip) are questionable for Monday’s game, and Jarred Vanderbilt (foot) and Cam Reddish (ankle) are out. See which team to choose here.

Betting reference:

James has averaged 24.9 points, 7.6 assists, and 1.3 steals this season while shooting a 40.7% three-point rate. Here are some betting trends:

  • The Lakers are 3-7-1 against the spread in their last 11 road games as favorites.
  • The Hornets are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games vs teams with a 45-55 percent win rate.
  • The Hornets are 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 games when the spread was between +10 and +13.

The SportsLine model simulation of the Lakers vs. Hornets game proposes that the model leans Over and has made a point-spread pick that wins 60% of the time. The exact pick is exclusively available at SportsLine.

Who will take the trophy in the Hornets vs. Lakers game, and which side of the spread will secure victory 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Lakers vs. Hornets spread you should favor, based on a model with a 51-33 track record on top NBA picks this season.

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