Friday, December 4, 2015
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, December 4, 2015. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 11.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.5.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 3-15 and a road record of 2-9. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.4 as they are averaging 97.3 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 12-9 and a home record of 7-4. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.6 points per game and surrendering 100, good for a point differential of 1.5.
Kobe Bryant comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 31% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.9 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Jeff Teague averages 16.7 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Paul Millsap averages 18.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.6 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Los Angeles averages 97.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.4 per game. The Lakers allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.9 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Atlanta averages 101.6 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 48.6 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per contest which ranks them 28th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 14th with 14.9 per game. The Hawks allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Hawks force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 6-12-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 7-11-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 9-11-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 10-11-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
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Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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