Los Angeles Lakers at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 2/12/2019
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 7 point favorites.
The Lakers head into this matchup with a mark of 28-28. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -1.1 as they average 112.2 points per contest while giving up 113.4 per game. The Hawks have an overall mark of 18-38. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They total 110.9 points per contest and give up 118.5, which is a point differential of -7.6.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 24-29-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 22-33-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 24-31-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 31-23-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/20/19 PG Lonzo Ball Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 26.7 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 67%. Kyle Kuzma averages 19.1 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Trae Young averages 16.8 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 7.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. John Collins averages 19.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.8 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 112.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 47.1 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 15.9 per game. The Lakers allow 113.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 24.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 19th in the league with 110.9 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -7.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 25.6. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 18.4. The Hawks surrender 118.5 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.6 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 44.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game.
The Lakers are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 108, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Los Angeles is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league.
Atlanta is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league. The Hawks are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 103.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta +7
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