Hawks vs Lakers Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, December 30, 2022

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The Atlanta Hawks (17-18) and the Los Angeles Lakers (14-21) will square off at State Farm Arena in a game on Friday, December 30, 2022 at 7:30 PM ET on NBA. The Hawks are 6.5-point favorites in the game. The over/under is set at 242.5 points for the matchup.

How to bet Hawks vs. Lakers

Atlanta Hawks vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Hawks as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Hawks have -244 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +200 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 242.5 points.

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Hawks vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 30, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBA
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Arena: State Farm Arena

Hawks vs. Lakers Betting Trends

The Hawks have played 35 games, with 14 wins against the spread. Atlanta has been victorious in 12, or 60%, of the 20 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Hawks games this year have hit the over on 20 of 35 set point totals.

The Lakers are 13-21-1 against the spread this year. Los Angeles has won eight of the 25 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (32%). Lakers games this season have gone over the total in 21 of 35 opportunities (60%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Hawks

Hawks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Trae Young 31 27.3 2.8 9.9 0.7 0.2 2.3
Dejounte Murray 30 20.5 5.3 6.2 1.7 0.4 2
Bogdan Bogdanovic 12 17.4 3.8 2.3 0.8 0.3 3.6
De’Andre Hunter 28 15 4.1 1.2 0.4 0.2 1.4
John Collins 27 12.7 7.7 1.3 0.8 1.3 0.7

Lakers

Lakers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 27 27.8 8.1 6.6 1.1 0.6 2
Lonnie Walker IV 32 14.7 2.3 1.4 0.8 0.3 2.1
Russell Westbrook 32 14.7 6.3 7.7 1 0.5 1.1
Thomas Bryant 21 10.9 5.6 1 0.3 0.5 0.6
Austin Reaves 33 10.8 2.9 2.1 0.6 0.4 1.3
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Hawks vs. Lakers Injury Report

Lakers: Austin Reaves: Probable (Ankle), Lonnie Walker: Probable (Tailbone), Dennis Schroder: Probable (Foot), LeBron James: Questionable (Ankle), Anthony Davis: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Atlanta Hawks

So far this year, Atlanta is scoring 114.3 points per game (14th-ranked in NBA) and allowing 115.1 points per contest (19th-ranked). In home games, the Hawks are putting up 0.3 more points per game (114.5) than they are away from home (114.2). The Hawks’ offense has been better over their last 10 games, racking up 117.6 points per contest compared to the 114.3 they’ve averaged this season.

In terms of threes, Atlanta has been inefficient, as it ranks worst in the league in threes made (10.3 per game) and fourth-worst in three-point percentage (33.5%). In terms of shot breakdown, the Hawks have taken 66.7% two-pointers (accounting for 76% of the team’s buckets) and 33.3% from beyond the arc (24%).

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles is eighth in the league in points scored (115.6 per game) and fourth-worst in points conceded (117.6). At home, the Lakers score 117.2 points per game. Away, they score 114.2. While the Lakers are scoring 115.6 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark in their previous 10 games, amassing 118.3 a contest.

Beyond the arc, Los Angeles is second-worst in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.4). It is ranked 25th in 3-point percentage at 33.9%. In 2022-23, the Lakers have attempted 65.2% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 34.8% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 75.5% of the Lakers’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 24.5% have been 3-pointers.

Our prediction to win this game is the Hawks, and we project that Lakers will cover the spread (Hawks -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 242.5 points.

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You can bet on Hawks vs. Lakers at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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