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Los Angeles Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction 3-18-24 Picks

Atlanta Hawks (29-37) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (37-32)
March 18, 2024 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -9; Over/Under: +226.5
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The Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers meet Monday in NBA action at the Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers prediction.

Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks have been in a rut as they’ve lost five of their last eight games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a fourth straight defeat after falling painfully short to the lowly Jazz in a 124-122 road defeat on Friday. Dejounte Murray led the team with 33 points and nine assists, Jalen Johnson added 26 points with five assists while De’Andre Hunter provided the spark off the bench with 27 points on 10 of 17 shooting. As a team, the Hawks shot 44 percent from the field and an efficient 20 of 39 from the 3-point line as they kept pace with the Jazz in a really close contest only to finish just short in the end as the Hawks’ Vit Krejci missed the potential game-winning shot in the final seconds of the game.

Los Angeles Lakers

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers have been in decent shape as they’ve won five of their last nine games overall, but they will be hoping to snap a two-game skid in this one after getting beaten by the Warriors in a 128-121 home defeat on Saturday. LeBron James led the team with 40 points, eight rebounds and nine assists on 15 of 23 shooting, D’Angelo Russell added 23 points with 13 assists while Rui Hachimura chipped in with 14 points on seven of 10 shooting. As a team, the Lakers shot 51 percent from the field and 12 of 34 from the 3-point line, but their problems were on the defensive end as they leaked 37 points in the second quarter and another 35 points in the third quarter which just left them too much work to do in the fourth.

Los Angeles Lakers Team Facts

  • The Lakers have won each of their last seven home games against opponents who are on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • The Lakers have failed to cover the spread in nine of their last 10 games as favorites against Southeast Division opponents.
  • Each of the last five games between the Hawks and Lakers have gone OVER the total points line.

Atlanta Hawks Team Facts

  • The Hawks have lost each of their last 12 road games on the second leg of a back-to-back against the Lakers.
  • The Hawks have failed to cover the spread in each of their last eight road games against Pacific Division opponents after winning as underdogs.
  • Six of the Hawks’ last seven games against Western Conference opponents have gone UNDER the total points line.

Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers prediction

The Hawks are still shorthanded with Trae Young, Saddiq Bey and Onyeka Okongwu all ruled out, while the Lakers are still missing Cam Reddish and they are keeping eyes on LeBron James and Anthony Davis who are both questionable here. The Hawks have really struggled to keep their heads above water lately with the rising injury toll and their confidence took a real gut shot after falling just short to the slumping Jazz in their last outing, so I’m sticking with the more consistent Lakers to bounce back with a big win here as long as Davis and James are able to suit up in this one.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Los Angeles -9

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