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
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)
Furthermore check out my other Free Basketball Picks here:
Despite a rough start to February, Bobby Ligs has still produced +91.77% in profit for his clients at WagerTalk over the past 12 months. On Tuesday Bobby has a game circled in College Basketball and you can get this BIG BET for ONLY TWO BUCKS! #WinWithBobby
Looking for more betting tips and handicapping theory?
???? Never miss an episode by the WagerTalk team by subscribing on:
Have an Amazon Alexa and want to listen to the latest WagerTalk TV videos from tonight? Ask Alexa ! Say “Alexa, enable Spreaker” and to start listening simply say “WagerTalk” when asked what you want to listen to!
Or you can say: “Alexa, ask AnyPod to play WagerTalk Podcast.” To subscribe to WagerTalk Podcast say: “Alexa, ask AnyPod to subscribe to WagerTalk Podcast.”
Have a Google Home and want to listen to the latest WagerTalk Podcast when it comes out this week? Say “Hey Google, play the WagerTalk Podcast!”
Latest Betting Odds and Public Action
Some of the top Vegas and offshore sportsbooks odds are updated in real time and we also provide who the public is on.
Last Minute Handicapping Advice
Check out our extensive library of handicapping tips and advice from professional Vegas handicappers (we also recommend taking the time to look over our handicapping video library)
Want an expert opinion?
Check out the daily offering of Best Bets from the WagerTalk Handicapping Team (we also suggest checking out the Pick Your Team Program). Also, remember, you can save up to 60% on daily packages with WagerBuxx Plans
WagerTalk Text Club is FREE and includes FREE PICKS and Exclusive Discounts. Just text WAGERTALK to 33222 and get a $10.00 coupon just for signing up!
And make sure to bookmark all the above!