The Los Angeles Lakers will be on the road Sunday taking the court against the Hawks at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The Lakers will be looking for a seventh straight win after beating the Heat 113-110 in Miami on Friday. The Hawks will be looking to end a three-game losing streak after being beat 110-100 at home against the Indiana Pacers their last time on the court.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers will tip-off in this one 23-3 on the season following a 113-110 win in Miami against the Heat. Anthony Davis was able to knock down 11 of 20 from the field to lead the Lakes with 33 points. Lebron James passed the ball for a team-high 12 assists while Davis and Javale McGee each hauled in 10 rebounds. Los Angeles had four different players finish the game with at least 10 points.
The Lakers have been good for an average of 113.7 points per game on the offensive end of the court while hitting 48.7 percent from the field. They have been able to pass the ball for an average of 26.4 assists per night while grabbing 45.5 rebounds. Defensively, they allow an average of 104.2 points per game to their opponents. Los Angeles has been taking the ball away for 8.7 steals every time they are on the court to go along with 7.1 blocks. They will be looking for a seventh consecutive win.
The Atlanta Hawks are now 6-20 following a 110-100 loss at home against the Indiana Pacers. Trae Young was able to connect on 9 of 30 from the field to lead the Hawks with 23 points while passing the ball for a team-high eight assists. Alex Len was able to haul in 13 rebounds. Atlanta had four different players finish the game with a double-digit scoring night,
The Hawks have been able to put the ball in the net for an average of 108.5 points per game this season while shooting 45.3 from the field. Atlanta has passed the ball for an average of 23.8 assists per night with 42.1 rebounds. On the defensive end of the floor, Atlanta gives up 118.4 points per night. The Hawks average 8.4 steals per game to go along with 5.0 blocks. They will be looking to avoid a fourth consecutive loss.
The Lakers will take the court as 12 point favorites on Sunday with the total sitting at 226.5 on the game. I like Los Angeles covering this spread on the road. They have been able to put the ball in the basket for around five more points per game while giving up around 14 fewer points to their opponents a night. The Lakers are shooting a higher percentage from the field, pulling down more rebounds, and passing for more assists. Add all of this up and I think it equals a win by at least 12 points for L.A.
The Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their previous seven games vs. Atlanta.
The Lakers are 7-3 ATS in their previous 10 games vs. the Eastern Conference.
The Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their previous six games.
Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in their previous five games vs. the Pacific division.
Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in their previous five games.