Charlotte @ Los Angeles
Current Records: Charlotte 8-23; Los Angeles 18-14
What to Know
The Charlotte Hornets haven't won a game against the Los Angeles Clippers since Nov. 18 of 2017, but they'll be looking to end the drought Wednesday. The Hornets are staying on the road to face off against Los Angeles at 10:30 p.m. ET Dec. 21 at Crypto.com Arena.
Even if it wasn't a dominant performance, Charlotte beat the Sacramento Kings 125-119 on Monday. Point guard LaMelo Ball and shooting guard Kelly Oubre Jr. were among the main playmakers for Charlotte as the former shot 5-for-10 from downtown and finished with a double-double on 23 points and 12 assists along with five boards and the latter had 31 points in addition to nine rebounds.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles beat the Washington Wizards 102-93 this past Saturday. Among those leading the charge for Los Angeles was small forward Kawhi Leonard, who had 31 points along with nine rebounds.
The Hornets are expected to lose this next one by 7. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
Their wins bumped Charlotte to 8-23 and the Clippers to 18-14. Allowing an average of 117.45 points per game, Charlotte hasn't exactly asserted themselves on the defensive end. We'll see if they can patch up the holes in their defense before their upcoming matchup.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Crypto.com Arena -- Los Angeles, California
- TV: NBATV
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $16.18
The Clippers are a solid 7-point favorite against the Hornets, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 7-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Los Angeles have won 13 out of their last 14 games against Charlotte.
- Dec 05, 2022 - Los Angeles 119 vs. Charlotte 117
- Jan 30, 2022 - Los Angeles 115 vs. Charlotte 90
- Nov 07, 2021 - Los Angeles 120 vs. Charlotte 106
- May 13, 2021 - Los Angeles 113 vs. Charlotte 90
- Mar 20, 2021 - Los Angeles 125 vs. Charlotte 98
- Oct 28, 2019 - Los Angeles 111 vs. Charlotte 96
- Feb 05, 2019 - Los Angeles 117 vs. Charlotte 115
- Jan 08, 2019 - Los Angeles 128 vs. Charlotte 109
- Dec 31, 2017 - Los Angeles 106 vs. Charlotte 98
- Nov 18, 2017 - Charlotte 102 vs. Los Angeles 87
- Feb 26, 2017 - Los Angeles 124 vs. Charlotte 121
- Feb 11, 2017 - Los Angeles 107 vs. Charlotte 102
- Jan 09, 2016 - Los Angeles 97 vs. Charlotte 83
- Dec 30, 2015 - Los Angeles 122 vs. Charlotte 117