Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers NBA Game Picks 11/17/2019
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -14
Staples Center is the site where Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers (10-2, 1st in the Pacific Division) will play the Atlanta Hawks (4-7, 4th in the Southeast Division) on Sunday. Atlanta opens this game as 14 point dogs. The total opens at 220.
The Hawks cover 45.5% of the time, having gone 5-6-0 ATS. Los Angeles is covering the spread 66.7% of the time, going 8-4-0 against the spread.
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/15/2019 Vince Carter SG Personal Expected to be out until at least Nov 17
11/15/2019 Chandler Parsons SF Knee Game Time Decision
11/14/2019 Evan Turner SG Achilles Game Time Decision
11/14/2019 Kevin Huerter SG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Nov 29
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/15/2019 Avery Bradley PG Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Nov 22
8/15/2019 DeMarcus Cousins C Knee Expected to be out until at least May 15
Trae Young comes into this game averaging 27.3 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 9.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Jabari Parker averages 18.4 points per contest in 27.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 6.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Anthony Davis scores 25.5 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. LeBron James averages 24.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.7 rebounds per game and has 11.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 107.0 points per contest, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 44.3 boards per contest and 23.5 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 17.8 per game. The Hawks allow 111.7 points per contest, which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.0 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they allow 23.5 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 15th in the NBA with 109.8 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.25. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.3 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 26.5. The Lakers are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Lakers give up 100.6 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.3 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 43.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Lakers are 24th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per contest this year.
The Hawks are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.5, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league. Atlanta is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 18th in the league.
Los Angeles is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 27th in the league. The Lakers are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.6, and their defensive rating of 99.5 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta +14
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