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NBA betting market report: Daily picks, advice for Friday 1/28

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Welcome to the daily NBA betting market report, your source for analysis on the betting lines for the day in professional hoops. For updates throughout the day follow me on Twitter, or check out The Edge daily at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT.

All game lines via VSiN NBA Odds page.

Market Report for Friday, January 28th

*Indicates team is on the second leg of a back-to-back

**Lines are opening numbers

*Los Angeles Lakers at Charlotte Hornets (-6.5, 228.5)

This is not the best spot for Los Angeles which could be very short-handed tonight against Charlotte. LeBron James sat out their loss to Philadelphia with knee soreness and it day-to-day which means his status for tonight is questionable. Anthony Davis injured his wrist early in the game last night but did return to finish the contest and score 31 points. However, this will be third game in four nights for Davis who just returned from a knee injury, and he told the media last night that he and the team would “see how it feels” before determining his status for this evening. With the status of the Lakers’ biggest stars in question it’s hard to get a read on this contest at this point. The Hornets bounced back after two consecutive losses to blow out the Pacers 158-126 on Wednesday, but they too could be missing key role players. Gordon Hayward is already out in COVID protocol and Kelly Oubre is questionable with an ankle sprain. With so much yet to be determined here it would not benefit anyone getting involved this early.

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