Friday, March 4, 2016
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, March 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 12 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 33-28 and a road record of 14-16. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 99.8 per contest. Atlanta is 7-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 21-17. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Lakers have an overall record of 12-50 and a home record of 7-20. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 97.8 points per game and surrendering 107.2, good for a point differential of -9.4. Los Angeles has a division record of 1-9 and a conference record of 5-34. In their last 10 games they are 1-9.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Paul Millsap averages 17.5 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Kobe Bryant averages 16.8 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jordan Clarkson averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Atlanta averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 48.5 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.2 per game. The Hawks allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Los Angeles averages 97.8 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 11th with 13.7 per game. The Lakers allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.2 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Lakers force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Hawks average 101.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.3 per contest. The Hawks have an offensive rating of 104.7 and a defensive rating of 102.2. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Lakers score 96.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 103 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -7.3 points per game. The Lakers rating on offense is 102.1 and they have a defensive rating of 111.9. They get 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 46%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 29-30-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 30-31-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 29-32-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 29-33-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/17/16 F Tiago Splitter Hip out for season
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/03/16 PG Jordan Clarkson Knee injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Atlanta
03/03/16 G Kobe Bryant Shoulder injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Atlanta
03/03/16 F Larry Nance Jr. Knee "?" Friday vs. Atlanta
03/02/16 G Louis Williams Hamstring out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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