Atlanta Hawks at Los Angeles Lakers - 1/7/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Atlanta Hawks at Los Angeles Lakers - 1/7/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (20-19) vs Atlanta Hawks (17-20)

Game Info: Friday, January 7, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 225.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers meet Friday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Lakers look to build on their three-game winning streak.

The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 111.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 28.4 points and 3.9 rebounds, while John Collins is averaging 17.6 points and 2.1 assists. Cam Reddish is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 13.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 111.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 44.6 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 28.6 points and 7.4 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 23.3 points and 9.9 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.

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The Hawks are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Friday games. The Lakers are 8-17 ATS in their last 25 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Hawks last 5 overall. The over is 5-2 in Lakers last 7 overall. The under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The Atlanta Hawks have had road covering success as of late, but they've been extremely disappointing all year, they don't play a lick of defense, and they're still one of the more banged up teams in the league. The Los Angeles Lakers are a team I've faded a ton this season, but they've put some nice wins together as of late, and they're actually winning their last five games by an average of 10 points. This line being this small is kind of confusing. I'll gladly lay the bucket with the Lakers at home.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -2.5

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