Our NBA pro basketball top betting pick was a solid winner once again as the Golden St Warriors covers the point spread and win outright as they pounded the Sacramento Kings last night as we took +2 ½ points. As we have said time and time again when you bet the NBA you cannot lay points with the worst defensive teams in the NBA. We got an awful performance defensively from Sacramento as they allowed the Golden St Warriors to light up the scoreboard. Our top NBA pick on Wednesday comes from the pro basketball contest between the LA Lakers and New Orleans Hornets. The Lakers and Hornets will tip it off from New Orleans at 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass. Our NBA pick is playing on the New Orleans Hornets +5 points against the LA Lakers. The betting odds used from the Lakers and Hornets pick come courtesy of Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The pointspread opened with the road club LA Lakers favored by -6 ½ points with a total of 178 ½ points. The early money from the NBA bettors has steamed in on the home club as the LA Lakers are now favored by -5 points. Over under bettors will find the early movement on the over as the total is now up at 180 points. Those who would like to bet on the LA Lakers on the money line will find -185 odds. Bettors who believe the New Orleans Hornets can win tonight straight up without the points can get back +170 odds for their wager on the money line.
The New Orleans will have the benefit of a day of rest since dropping a two point decision to the Charlotte Bobcats which was a difficult spot as the team was playing their first home game since a four game road trip out west. The Hornets will be rested and fully focused for the Lakers tonight. New Orleans head coach Monty Williams has his Hornets playing hard and is getting good contribution from former LA Clipper Chris Kaman who is scoring and rebounding. The Hornets will get scoring tonight from Trevor Ariza, Marco Belinelli and Jarrett Jack who will look to push the pace against an old and tired LA Lakers team who may have issues today trying to slow down the pace. Teams like playing fast and New Orleans will have fun tonight and bring their best effort.
The LA Lakers are just 8-14 on the road this season and were forced to play a double overtime game last night in Memphis. Kobe Bryant played nearly 52 minutes, Pau Gasol over 46 minutes and Andrew Bynum played nearly 49 minutes last night in the teams win against the Grizzlies. The Lakers stopper on defense Metta World Peace was on the court for nearly 38 minutes against Memphis. We have seen the Lakers play down to their competition in road losses to Washington and Detroit. The LA Lakers have no depth on their bench to give the team a lift on the court tonight. LA will not be able to match the energy of the Hornets in what will be their biggest game of the year at home. Bet the underdog New Orleans Hornets at the best online sportsbooks.