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Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers 12/30/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Los Angeles Lakers (14-21) vs. Atlanta Hawks (17-18)
December 30, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -7; Over/Under: +233.5
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks meet Friday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 5 of their last 6 games. The Atlanta Hawks have lost 8 of their last 12 games.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 115.6 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 117.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 27.8 points and 8.1 rebounds, while Russell Westbrook is averaging 14.7 points and 6.3 rebounds. Lonnie Walker IV is the third double-digit scorer and Thomas Bryant is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.

The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 114.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 27.3 points and 2.8 rebounds, while Dejounte Murray is averaging 20.5 points and 5.3 rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer, and De’Andre Hunter is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.

The Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games and 8-22 ATS in their last 30 games following a ATS win. The over is 5-1 in Lakers last 6 overall. The over is 7-3 in Hawks last 10 overall.

The Los Angeles Lakers are falling apart, and LeBron’s comments after the Heat game are concerning. The Atlanta Hawks should be favored, especially at home. However, the Hawks are an underachieving squad that has bad losses on their resume and only wins at home by an average of 1.7 points. The Hawks win by an average of 2.2 points as a favorite. Too many points. Give me the Lakers.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Los Angeles Lakers +7

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