Charlotte Hornets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, Odds, NBA Picks [12/28/2023]

Charlotte Hornets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, Odds, NBA Picks  [12/28/2023]

The Los Angeles Lakers will face the Charlotte Hornets in NBA action at Arena on Thursday, beginning at 10:30PM ET.'s full betting preview for Thursday's Hornets vs. Lakers matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Hornets vs. Lakers Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used trusted machine learning and statistics to simulate the result of Thursday's NBA matchup between the Hornets and Lakers 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NBA picks.

Our leading predictive analytics model gives the Lakers an 83% chance of beating the Hornets, and our predicted final score has the Lakers winning 118-107.

According to our model, the Hornets (+12.5) have a 54% chance of covering the spread, while the Over/Under total of 227 points has a 52% chance of going under.

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Hornets vs. Lakers Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Hornets Lakers
Spread +12.5 (-105) -12.5 (-112)
Moneyline +560 -800
Total o227 (-110) u227 (-110)
  • The Lakers are listed as -12.5 favorites against the Hornets, with -112 at DraftKings Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Hornets (+12.5) to cover the spread, BetMGM Sportsbook has the best odds currently on offer at -105.
  • BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for the Lakers at -800. That means you can risk $800 to win $100 for a total payout of $900 if they get the W.
  • Meanwhile, FanDuel Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Hornets at +560, where you can bet $100 to profit $560, earning a total payout of $660 if they win.
  • The Over/Under for total points scored sits at 227 with DraftKings, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -110, as well as the best odds for the Under at -110.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, make sure you check all of the online sports betting sites that are available in your state for the best NBA odds and lines.

Hornets vs. Lakers Picks

By comparing our probabilities to the odds listed above, we have determined the best betting picks for this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Spread Hornets +12.5 -105
Moneyline Hornets +560
Total Under 227 -110


While the Lakers are more likely to win the game, betting on the Hornets moneyline is the best option due to the 1.5% edge found when comparing our data-led probabilities to the sportsbooks' odds currently available.

Taking advantage of the edges seen here at Dimers is pivotal to achieving long-term profitability as a sports bettor.

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Hornets vs. Lakers Player Props

Looking for Hornets vs. Lakers NBA prop bets? We uss the best information available to project individual points, assists, rebounds and three-pointers for each team.

Terry Rozier is expected to step up for the Hornets with 25 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists, while Anthony Davis is projected to have 27 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for the Lakers.

Hornets Prediction

Our model's projected player stats for the Hornets:

Terry Rozier 25 5 6 3
Miles Bridges 19 7 4 2
P.J. Washington 15 4 3 2
Brandon Miller 13 4 2 2
Nick Richards 13 11 2 0

Lakers Prediction

Projected points, rebounds, assists and three-pointers for the Lakers:

Anthony Davis 27 13 4 0
LeBron James 27 8 7 2
Austin Reaves 15 4 5 2
Taurean Prince 14 3 2 2
D'Angelo Russell 13 3 6 2

For more help with your NBA prop betting, check out the best NBA trends for today's games.

Don't forget, our model updates often, so keep checking this page for the latest betting analysis ahead of the Hornets vs. Lakers on Thursday December 28, 2023.

Hornets vs. Lakers Game Information

Thursday's game between the Lakers and Hornets at Arena is scheduled to begin at 10:30PM ET.


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