Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction 3/18/2024

The Atlanta Hawks (30-37) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Lakers (36-32) on Monday, March 18th. This game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles and televised on SN-LA. The Hawks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Lakers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Clippers. Tip-off is set for 10:30 ET.

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The Hawks Are Coming Off A Win

The Hawks beat the Clippers in their most recent game, ending with a score of 110-93. the Hawks entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 61-44.

With an overall record of 30-37, the Hawks are looking to get a win vs. the Lakers. At home, the Hawks are 16-17 this season compared to 14-20 on the road.

Atlanta has an overall ATS record of 23-44 as they come into today’s game. The Hawks have been unable to cover the spread in their last two games as favorites, and they hold a 10-19 record against the spread when playing as underdogs.

The Lakers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

LeBron James led Los Angeles with 40 points against the Warriors, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 51.1% in the game. D’Angelo Russell finished 2nd on the team with 23 points, but Los Angeles ended the game with a 128-121 loss.

In their most recent five games, the Lakers are 2-3 and have an overall record of 36-32. When playing Western Conference teams, the Lakers are 24-23 and are 12-9 in non-conference games.

Los Angeles has an overall ATS record of 30-38 as they come into today’s game. As the favorite this season, Los Angeles is 14-22 vs. the spread while going 16-16 as the underdog.

Hawks Offense Breakdown

Heading into play, the Hawks’ offense is rated 5th in the league in scoring, averaging 119.3 points per contest.

When it comes to scoring, the Hawks are one of the most potent offenses in the league, averaging 119.3 points per game (5th). However, their scoring drops slightly on the road to 116.1 points per game (10th).

Atlanta has been an above-average three-point shooting team this season, connecting on 36% of their attempts (17th). They are also 7th in the NBA in three-point makes at 13.7 per game.

The Hawks’ offense has been strong at getting to the free-throw line, as they are 3rd in the NBA in free throws made per game (19.4) and 5th in attempts (24.1).

Lakers Offense Breakdown

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Today, the Lakers enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 117.2 points per game (10th).

This season, the Lakers are scoring 117.2 points per game, which is 10th in the NBA. At home, they are averaging 118.3 points per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Lakers are 3rd in field goal percentage at 49%. However, they are last in the league in three-point attempts and 26th in three-point makes.

So far, the Lakers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 52.9% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 4th in the league at 100.8 possessions per game.

Hawks Team Defense

On defense, the Hawks come into the game ranked 28th in the league in points allowed at 120.8 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 107.7 points per contest (17th). Inside the arc, the Hawks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 56.9% and 38.8% from three-point territory.

Lakers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Lakers’ defense is giving up an average of 117.8 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 58.8% of their games. In their previous game, the Lakers’ defense struggled against the Warriors, giving up 128 points on a field goal percentage of 52%.

Key Players For The Hawks And Lakers

In today’s game, we anticipate Dejounte Murray leading the scoring for the Hawks, contributing 22 points while shooting 8/18 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22.3 points per game, along with 5.2 rebounds.

On the other side, LeBron James is our projected leading scorer for the Lakers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 25 and grabbing 7 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 53%, and his scoring average is 25.5 points per game.

Hawks vs Lakers Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Atlanta has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 111 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Although Los Angeles has a straight up record of 2-3 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 2-3. The team averaged 116 points per game in these games.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Hawks have a straight up record of 3-7. But, their mark vs the spread was just 4-6.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Lakers have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-2.

Hawks vs Lakers Prediction

Not only do we have the Lakers winning this one by a score of 118-109, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Lakers at -8.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 227.5 and given that our model is projecting 227 points between the teams, we like the under.

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