Los Angeles Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 2/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Monday, February 1, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-6.5)
The Atlanta Hawks (10-9) host the Los Angeles Lakers (15-6) at State Farm Arena on Monday. Atlanta opens this matchup as 6.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 220.
The Los Angeles Lakers stepped onto the hardwood against the Boston Celtics and walked away with a win by a score of 96-95 in their last game. Los Angeles finished the game having earned a 44.0% field goal percentage (37 of 84) and buried 9 of their 31 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Lakers converted 13 of 19 tries for a percentage of 68.4%. When talking about getting rebounds, they earned 45 with 13 of them being offensive. They also dished out 20 assists for the contest as well as earning 8 steals and 4 blocks. Concerning defending, Los Angeles allowed the other team to shoot 48.8% from the floor on 40 out of 82 shooting. Boston doled out 24 assists and had 10 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Celtics snagged 42 rebounds (9 offensive, 33 defensive) and earned 6 blocks. Boston ended up going 64.3% from the free throw line by making 9 of their 14 shots. They knocked down 6 of 21 attempts from beyond the arc.
Anthony Davis is one player who was a major factor for the game. He had 27 points on 11 out of 25 shooting. He was on the court for 35:48 mins and snagged 14 boards. Davis finished 44.0% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in the matchup for the Lakers was LeBron James. He pulled down 7 rebounds and also tallied 7 dimes. He finished 41.2% from the field for the matchup by shooting 7-of-17 (21 points). When all was said and done, James played 37:21 min.
Los Angeles enters this game with a mark of 15-6 for the year. They turn the ball over 14.7 times per game and as a team are committing 18.3 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Los Angeles is snagging 46.4 rebounds per game and has 514 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 5th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Lakers are shooting 38.4% on three-point attempts (249 of 649) and 74.7% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 112.0 points per outing (14th in the league) while going 47.8% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Lakers are forcing 14.0 turnovers per game and they draw 20.9 fouls. They are ranked 25th in the NBA in giving up assists with 502 surrendered this year. The Lakers are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.1% (294 of 438) and they relinquish 41.5 rebounds per game as a unit. They relinquish 34.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 2nd in the NBA in points per game allowed (104.3).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Atlanta Hawks took home the win by a final score of 116-100 against the Washington Wizards. The Hawks collected 35 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 47 in the matchup. They stuffed 4 tries while getting 5 steals in this contest. The Wizards were called for 27 personal fouls for this contest which took the Hawks to the charity stripe for a total of 34 shots. They were able to make 26 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 76.5%. In regard to shots from downtown, Atlanta made 12 of 37 attempts (32.4%). In all, the Hawks ended up shooting 39 for 87 from the floor which had them sitting at 44.8%. The Hawks permitted the Wizards to make 31 of their 85 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.5% for this game. They finished shooting 25.0% from three-point range by going 7 of 28 and ended up going 31 out of 38 from the free throw line (81.6%). In regard to rebounding, Atlanta allowed Washington to snag 47 in total (13 on the offensive glass).
Trae Young pitched in for the Hawks for the game. He buried 10 of 18 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 55.6%, which got him 41 points. Young had 3 rebounds in his 33:41 minutes of time on the hardwood and earned 5 dimes in this matchup. One more player that was pivotal for Atlanta was John Collins. He ended up scoring 17 points in 30:28 minutes played by going 6 out of 10 from the floor in this matchup. Collins ended up shooting 60.0% from the field and also totaling 2 dimes and 8 rebounds.
Atlanta has a win-loss record of 10-9 on the season. Atlanta has totaled 2,151 pts so far this year (113.2 per game) and they collect 47.8 boards per game. The Hawks are committing 20.3 fouls per game and they go 81.5% from the free throw line. When it comes to executing on offense, the Hawks are shooting 44.6% from the floor, which is 24th in the league. They are earning an assist 23.9 times per contest (17th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 14.5 times per contest. The Hawks on the defensive side of the court are 12th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 110.2. They are able to force 13.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.3% from the floor (4th in the NBA). The Atlanta defense allows 32.1% on shots from distance (211 of 657) and opponents are knocking down 81.5% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 23.3 dimes and 45.1 boards per game, which is 9th and 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (+6.5)
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