Lakers at Hawks - 12/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (3-15) at Atlanta Hawks (12-9)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 4, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -11.5 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN
The Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks square off early Friday night at the Philips Arena.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for back-to-back victories for the first time this season. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 97.3 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 105.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 16.8 points and 3.3 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. Louis Williams is dishing 2.4 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are shooting just 39.9 percent from the field and 27.2 percent from deep in their last five games. Two of the Los Angeles Lakers three victories have come on the road.
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The Atlanta Hawks need a victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 101.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 18.4 points and 9.6 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 16.7 points and 6.4 assists. Al Horford is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Dennis Schroder is dishing 4.5 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep in their last five games and have lost four of their last six when allowing 100-plus points. The Hawks The Atlanta Hawks have won four of their last six home games. Tiago Splitter is questionable with a hip injury.
The Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southeast. The Hawks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The Lakers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Atlanta.
Both teams have been a little shaky on the defensive side of the ball lately. The over is also 4-1 in the last five meetings between these teams when played in Atlanta. I like the over here to avoid the big chalk.