Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 30 (12/30): NBA

Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 30 (12/30): NBA

 

Odds

Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Hawks money line -180
Hawks spread -6 (-110)
Lakers money line +155
Lakers spread +6 (-110)
Over / under 243

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Atlanta Hawks Los Angeles Lakers
Record 15-9 10-12
Home / road record 10-1 4-6
Streak L1 W3
Points per game 112.00 114.00
Points allowed per game 105.00 114.00
Rebounds per game 43.00 45.00
Rebounds allowed per game 39.00 46.00
Over / under record 10-14 12-10
 

Preview

The Atlanta Hawks return home to host the Los Angeles Lakers at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Tuesday night. These teams already faced each other last month in L.A. where the Cavs took the win 114-100.  

 

Atlanta Hawks

The Hawks have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 11-6 at home so far ranking 2nd in the Southeast Division. The Hawks are 13-13 against conference opponents. Atlanta has a 4-2 record in one-possession games.

Young is scoring 27.8 points per game with 2.9 rebounds and 9.6 assists for the Hawks. Dejounte Murray is averaging 21 points, 5.7 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.7 steals over the past 10 games for Atlanta.

In their last 10 games the Hawks are 4-6, averaging 115.8 points, 41.9 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 6.4 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.3 points per game

Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers have won 5 of their last 6 games and are 4-6 on the road so far this season ranking 5th in the Pacific. In their last game they beat the Wizards 130-119 on the road. Davis scored 55 points on sizzling 22-of-30 shooting and added 17 rebounds. LeBron James had 29 points for the Lakers.

Anthony Davis leads the team scoring 28.6 points per game and 12.8 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is leading in assists with 7.7 per game.

In their last 10 games the Lakers are 8-2, averaging 122.7 points, 41.2 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 5.7 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.7 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

LA Lakers are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games against Atlanta.

LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Atlanta.

LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Lakers' last 8 games when playing on the road against Atlanta..

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games.

Atlanta are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games.

The total has gone OVER in 13 of Atlanta's last 18 games against LA Lakers.

Atlanta are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Hawks have been up and down this season and haven't been profitable against the spread at home. The Lakers have lost 5 of their last 6 games but they are 9-3 in their last 12 games against Atlanta. This is a big number to lay on the Hawks and Lebron is playing in beast mode right now so I gotta take the points with the Lakers.

PICK: Lakers +6 (-110)

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