Atlanta Hawks at Los Angeles Lakers - 1/6/23 NBA Picks and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (17-21) vs Atlanta Hawks (18-20)
Game Info: Friday, January 6, 2023 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -1 -- Over/Under: 231.5 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 have lost 5 of their last 7 games. The Los Angeles Lakers have won 4 of their last 5 games.
The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 115.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 116.2 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 27.5 points and 3 rebounds, while Dejounte Murray is averaging 20.6 points and 5.5 rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer, and De’Andre Hunter is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 116.1 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 117.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Lonnie Walker IV is averaging 14.7 points and 2.3 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Thomas Bryant is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.
The Hawks are 14-29 ATS in their last 43 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 9-4 in Hawks last 13 overall. The over is 13-6 in Lakers last 19 overall. The Hawks are 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to have LeBron back for this game, and they're at home. There are no excuses. The Atlanta Hawks have been the most disappointing team in the league, and they lose in the underdog role by an average of 4.1 points. I don't like backing the Hawks regardless of whom they play. Give me the Lakers in this toss up spot, assuming LeBron is back.
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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -1
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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