Atlanta Hawks (3-9) at Los Angeles Lakers (6-6)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 9:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -11.5 -- Over/Under: 241 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Atlanta Hawks look for a feel good victory after losing seven of their last eight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 109.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 119.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 18.4 points and 7.8 assists while Taurean Prince is averaging 14.6 points and 4.8 rebounds. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Len is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost five of their last six road games.
The Los Angeles Lakers look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 118.5 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 119.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 26.5 points and 7.8 assists while Kyle Kuzma is averaging 19.2 points and 4.8 rebounds. Brandon Ingram is the third double-digit scorer and JaVale McGee is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won three of their last four home games.
The Hawks are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference, 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 vs. NBA Pacific and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Los Angeles Lakers are on the end of a back to back, but they're starting to find themselves over the last week, as the wins are starting to pile up and the defensive effort has improved. The Atlanta Hawks aren't playing a lick of defense and eight of their nine losses have been decided by double digits. It's hard to back the Hawks regardless of how many points you get considering they've given up no less than 112 points in their last seven games. So, give me the Lakers in a beatdown.