Hornets vs Lakers Spread, Trends, and Free Pick Game 5 – April 26th, 2011

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New Orleans (2-2) at LA Lakers (2-2)
When: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Time: 10:35 ET

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The point spread for Tuesday’s pivotal Game 5 between the New Orleans Hornets and Los Angeles Lakers opened up at -10.5 in favor of the Lakers after the Hornets Game 4 win at Sportsbook.com and the total was set at 183. The spread and total have not moved as of Monday night. So far, over 70% of the betting public is on the Hornets. To help you better decide who to bet, take a look at these trends for tonight.

Hornets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Conference Quarterfinals games.

Hornets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 playoff games as an underdog.

Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.

Lakers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss.

Over is 5-1 in Hornets last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.

Over is 5-2 in Hornets last 7 road games.

Over is 4-1 in Lakers last 5 games as a home favorite of 5.0-10.5.

Under is 6-2 in Lakers last 8 games following a S.U. loss.

Over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.

Road team is 15-5 ATS in the last 20 meetings.

My Prediction: The Lakers really have their hands full in this series with the Hornets. Chris Paul had a triple-double (27 pts, 13 rebounds, 15 assists) in the Hornets’ Game 4 win. The Lakers put it together in Game 2, but other than that, they have struggled to find some consistency. I’m a little surprised that this game has the Lakers as a double-digit favorite again despite being at home. Expect the Hornets to continue hanging with L.A. and keep it close once again.

Hornets +10.5


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