In this battle between two teams sitting outside the playoff places of their respective conference, the Atlanta Hawks (18-38), looking to end their current losing streak, are hosting the Los Angeles Lakers (28-28), who have won only once in their last 4 games and both teams are looking to bounce back today.

Date/Time: 02-12-2019, 19:30 EDT

Spread: Atlanta Hawks +5.5

Total: +236

Atlanta Hawks have an 18-38 record (24-32 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 12th place of the East. They have three consecutive losses and in their last game they lost at home against the Magic with a 108-124 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by John Collins with 19.3 ppg, adding a team high 9.8 boards per game. He is followed by Trae Young with 16.8 ppg and a team high 7.4 dimes per game.

Los Angeles Lakers have a 28-28 record (24-30-2 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 10th place of the West. They have lost three of their last four matches and in their last game they lost on the road against the Sixers with a 120-143 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by LeBron James with 26.7 ppg, adding 7.4 dimes and a team high 8.6 boards per game. He is followed by Kyle Kuzma with 19.1 ppg and 5.6 boards per game.

In their previous meeting earlier this season the Lakers won at home with a 107-106 score. Hawks have an 8-16 home record, while the Lakers are 12-16 on the road. Lakers are better both offensively, scoring 112.2 ppg to Hawks’ 110.9 ppg and defensively, allowing 113.4 ppg to Hawks’ 118.5. They also have a better field goal percentage (47.4% to 45.5%), while Hawks have a better 3-point percentage (34.6% to 33.9%). Lakers are better in boards grabbed (47.1 to 45) and in turnovers committed (15.5 to 17.8), while Hawks are better in dimes made (25.6 to 24.9). Vegas odds give the Lakers a -5.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds as the Hawks will definitely force a closer game at home today.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction: Atlanta Hawks +5.5 (-110)

 

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    My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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