The Atlanta Hawks (18-20) visit the Los Angeles Lakers (17-21) at Crypto.com Arena, tipping off at 10:30 PM ET on Friday, January 6, 2023. The Hawks are only 2.5-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The over/under in the contest is 242.5.
How to bet Hawks vs. Lakers
Atlanta Hawks vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Hawks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Hawks have -137 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +116 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 242.5 points.
Hawks vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, January 6, 2023
- Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: SN-LA
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Arena: Crypto.com Arena
Hawks vs. Lakers Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Hawks are 15-22-1 this year. Atlanta has come away with 12 wins in the 21 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Hawks games this year have gone over the point total 22 times in 38 opportunities (57.9%).
In the Lakers’ 38 games this year, they have 16 wins against the spread. Los Angeles has put together an 11-17 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 39.3% of those games). Lakers games this season have gone over the total in 22 of 38 opportunities (57.9%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Hawks vs. Lakers Injury Report
Lakers: Russell Westbrook: Probable (Foot), LeBron James: Out (Illness), Lonnie Walker: Out (Tailbone), Anthony Davis: Out (Foot)
What you need to know about the Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta is putting up 115.4 points per game (11th-ranked in NBA) this year, while giving up 116.3 points per contest (22nd-ranked). The Hawks are putting up 114.8 points per game when playing at home. On the road, they are playing better on offense, averaging 115.9 points per contest. The Hawks have seen an uptick in scoring recently, putting up 121.6 points per game in their last 10 outings, 6.2 points more than the 115.4 they’ve scored this season.
It’s been a tough stretch for Atlanta in terms of threes, as it is recording just 10.3 made threes per game (second-worst in NBA) and is draining just 33.3% of its attempted threes (fourth-worst). The Hawks have taken 66.5% two-pointers and 33.5% from beyond the arc this year. Of the team’s baskets, 76.2% are two-pointers and 23.8% are three-pointers.
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles is ninth in the league in points scored (116 per game) and fifth-worst in points conceded (117.4). At home the Lakers are scoring 116.9 points per game, 1.6 more than they are averaging away (115.3). The Lakers are putting up 117.8 points per game in their last 10 games, which is 1.8 more than their average for the season (116).
Beyond the arc, Los Angeles is second-worst in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.3). And it is fifth-worst in 3-point percentage at 33.7%. The Lakers take 34.6% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 24.2% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they attempt 65.4% of their shots, with 75.8% of their makes coming from there.
Our prediction to win this matchup is the Lakers, and we project that Lakers will cover the spread (Hawks -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 242.5 points.
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