Los Angeles Lakers vs. Atlanta Hawks - 11/27/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (10-6) at Los Angeles Lakers (8-9)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 9:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers square off late Sunday night in a NBA contest at the Staples Center.
The Atlanta Hawks could use a nice bounce back victory after losing four of their last five games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 98.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 16.6 points and 3.6 assists while Dennis Schroder is averaging 14.3 points and 3.1 rebounds. Dwight Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is dishing 1.5 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last eight road games.
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The Los Angeles Lakers also look for a statement victory that would get them back to a .500 record. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 108.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 111.9 points on 48.7 percent shooting. Louis Williams is averaging 16.4 points and 3.4 assists while D'Angelo Russell is averaging 16.1 points and 3.4 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Young is dishing 1.3 assists. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost four of their last six home games.
The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hawks are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Lakers continue to find ways to compete and have the offensive firepower to hang around with the slumping Atlanta Hawks. If the Lakers can hit some outside shots, they'll have a chance to win this game outright, so given the way Atlanta has played the last week, I'm siding with the Lakers and the free buckets.