..

Hornets vs. Lakers Line has Los Angeles at -10

Written by:
Carrie Stroup
Published on:
Apr/26/2011
Hornets vs. Lakers Line

The Hornets vs. Lakers line had Los Angeles at -10 a tSportsbook.comwith a total of 183.

Kobe Bryant and the two-time defending champion Lakers enter Game 5 at home in the First Round of their playoff series tied at two games apiece for the second straight season. Last year the Lakers won Games 5 and 6 to eliminate the Thunder, and despite being bothered with a foot injury suffered in Game 4, Bryant is counting on his team to repeat history this season with two straight wins over New Orleans

Bryant had one of his worst playoff performances in his career in Game 4, not registering a point in the first half, and finishing with just 17 total. Pau Gasol scored 16 points, but still is performing well below his regular-season production (18.8 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 52.9% FG). He is averaging just 12.3 PPG, 6.3 RPG and 39.5% FG in the series. After winning the Sixth Man of the Year Award during the regular season, Lamar Odom has also underperformed in this series, averaging just 11.3 PPG on 48.5% FG (14.4 PPG, 53.0% FG in regular season).

Chris Paul has clearly been the MVP of this series, dominating play in the Hornets two victories. Paul recorded a triple-double in Game 4, scoring 27 points, grabbing 13 boards and dishing out 15 assists. Paul became the first player since Oscar Robertson in 1964, to score at least 25 points with at least 10 rebounds and at least 15 assists. New Orleans played excellent defense in Game 4, holding the Lakers to 4-of-18 shooting from behind the arc.

On paper it’s just very hard to understand how the Hornets can consistently compete with the Lakers, but thanks to two super-human performances from Paul, New Orleans finds itself a road win away from having a chance to clinch the series at home.

- Carrie Stroup, Gambling911.com

Basketball Odds News

Seton Hall Pirates vs. Villanova Wildcats Prop Bets - January 19

Seton Hall Pirates vs. Villanova Wildcats Prop Bets - January 19

Seton Hall is a big +9.5 underdog on the road versus Villanova.

Maryland Terps vs. Michigan Wolverines Prop Bets - January 19

Maryland Terps vs. Michigan Wolverines Prop Bets - January 19

The Maryland vs. Michigan line was -10.5 Wolverines with that hot team suffering their first loss on the season their last game. 

Purdue Boilermakers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prop Bets

Purdue Boilermakers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prop Bets

Ohio State is a -5 favorite hosting the Purdue Boilermakers.

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. LSU Tigers Prop Bets - College Basketball - January 19

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. LSU Tigers Prop Bets - College Basketball - January 19

The Alabama vs. LSU game Tuesday night was pretty much a PICK'EM with the Tigers at -1 across the board during the morning hours.

NBA Betting – Los Angeles Lakers at Milwaukee Bucks

NBA Betting – Los Angeles Lakers at Milwaukee Bucks

Thursday’s matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks could be a preview of the NBA Finals most expected to see last season. While the Lakers held up their end of the deal the Bucks proved once again that having the best regular season record doesn’t mean squat.

Syndicate