Wednesday, November 2, 2016
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 1-2. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6 as they are averaging 101.7 points per game while giving up 107.7 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 3-0. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 108.0 points per game and surrendering 88.7, good for a point differential of 19.3.
D'Angelo Russell comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 34% while his free throw percentage is currently at 60%. Julius Randle averages 15 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 68% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Paul Millsap averages 19.3 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Dennis Schroder averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Los Angeles averages 101.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 19 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 18.3 per game. The Lakers allow 107.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.3 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Atlanta averages 108 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 19.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 59 rebounds per game and 27.7 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 19th with 15.3 per game. The Hawks allow 88.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Hawks force 19.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 101.6 and a defensive rating of 107.6. In terms of pace they average 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 109 and they have a defensive rating of 89.5. They get 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 17.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 46%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 2-1-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 1-2-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 3-0-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 1-2-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/31/16 F Mike Scott Knee out indefinitely
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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