Atlanta Hawks (21-20) at Los Angeles Lakers (28-13)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 3:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 224 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Atlanta Hawks look to build on their impressive seven-game winning streak. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 113 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 25.9 points and 4.1 rebounds while John Collins is averaging 18 points and 7.6 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 14.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112.4 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.8 points and 8.1 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 22.5 points and three assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.
The Hawks are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 13-6 in Hawks last 19 overall. The under is 9-4 in Lakers last 13 overall. The Hawks are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Atlanta Hawks have put together this winning streak out of nowhere, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 13.8 points while shooting 49 percent from the field. However, six of the seven teams the Hawks beat during this streak have a losing record, so it's fair to question just how much this team has flipped a switch. The Los Angeles Lakers have also turned things around, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 12 points while shooting 53.2 percent from the field. I don't believe in the Hawks just yet. Give me the Lakers and the reasonable chalk.