Los Angeles Lakers at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 2/26/2018
Monday, February 26, 2018
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, February 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 2 point favorites.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 25-34. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.4 as they are averaging 107.6 points per game while giving up 110.0 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 18-42. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.5 points per contest and giving up 107.9, which is a point differential of -4.4.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 32-27-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 31-27-1 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 31-27-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 28-31-1 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
02/17/18 F Channing Frye Appendix is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/23/18 G Malcolm Delaney Knee is "?" Monday vs LA Lakers
Kyle Kuzma comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Tyreke Evans averages 19.4 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Dennis Schroder averages 19.3 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Kent Bazemore averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 107.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.39 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 46.4 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.9 per game. The Lakers allow 110 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 21st in the league with 103.5 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -4.45. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 40.9 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 23.7. The Hawks are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.4. The Hawks surrender 107.9 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game this season.
The Lakers are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 18th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Los Angeles is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Atlanta is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Hawks are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 6th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta +2
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