Lakers vs. Hawks - 3/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (33-28) at Los Angeles Lakers (12-50)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, TWC SN
The Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers square off Friday night at the Staples Center.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.5 points and 3.3 assists while Al Horford is averaging 15.4 points and 7.2 rebounds. Jeff Teague is dishing 5.6 assists and Kent Bazemore is grabbing five rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost six of their last nine road games.
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The Los Angeles Lakers also need a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 97.8 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Louis Williams is averaging 15.3 points and 2.5 assists while D'Angelo Russell is averaging 13.1 points and 3.6 rebounds. Julius Randle is grabbing 10 rebounds and Roy Hibbert is dishing 1.3 assists. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost eight of their last 10 home games. Kobe Bryant, Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson are questionable.
The Hawks are 15-33 ATS in their last 48 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Lakers have too many injuries and even then they're still the Lakers. I don't like this Hawks team at all, but they should win by double digits.