Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 1/7/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Friday, January 7, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles Lakers (20-19) will play the Atlanta Hawks (17-20) at Crypto.com Arena on Friday.
The Hawks faced the Kings and went home with a win by a final score of 108-102 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Hawks ended up with 14 while the Kings accounted for 11 personal fouls. They made 11 of 27 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Sacramento finished the game at 75.0% when shooting free throws by burying 15 of 20 attempts. On top of that, Sacramento collected 37 rebounds (10 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Sacramento recorded 47 assists and had 15 steals for this game. Concerning defense, Atlanta allowed their opponent to shoot 42.2% from the field on 38 out of 90 shooting. They also recorded 20 dimes for the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 1 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they collected 48 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Hawks converted 22 of their 30 attempts for a rate of 73.3%. Atlanta wrapped up the contest having earned a 45.3% FG percentage (39 of 86) and knocked down 8 of their 30 3-point shots.
Kevin Huerter is someone who had an impact for the game. He walked away with 25 points on 10 of 18 shooting. He was on the court for 33 minutes and snagged 11 boards. Huerter finished the contest at 55.6% from the floor and also dished out 5 assists.
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Atlanta will enter this matchup with a record of 17-20 this season. They turn it over 12.1 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 17.8 fouls every game. As a team, Atlanta is pulling down 45.3 rebounds per contest and has tallied 877 dimes on the year, which ranks 19th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Hawks are shooting 37.7% on shots from distance (455 of 1,207) and 80.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 111.1 points per contest (7th in the NBA) while connecting on 46.2% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Hawks are able to force 11.8 turnovers per game and they draw 19.3 personal fouls. They surrender 35.5% on shots from downtown while they are 24th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (111.0). The Hawks defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 46.6% (1,540 of 3,303) and they surrender 43.2 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 23rd in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 950 conceded for the campaign.
In their last game, the Lakers walked away with a victory by a final of 122-114 when they faced the Kings. The Lakers were able to pull down 30 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 for this game. They also gave up possession 5 times, while earning 6 steals in the matchup. The Kings were called for 18 fouls in this game which got the Lakers to the charity stripe for a total of 20 tries. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throws for a percentage of 65.0%. Pertaining to shots from distance, Los Angeles knocked down 11 of their 32 attempts (34.4%). Overall, the Lakers finished shooting 49 out of 99 from the field which had them at 49.5%. The Lakers permitted the Kings to knock down 43 of their 83 attempts from the field which had them shooting 51.8% for the game. They finished 41.2% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 14 out of 34 and ended up shooting 14 of 18 from the free throw line (77.8%). Regarding how they rebounded, Los Angeles allowed Sacramento to pull down 36 in all (9 offensive).
Malik Monk pitched in for the Lakers in this matchup. Monk scored 24 points in his 37 mins of playing time and had 4 assists for this game. He converted 8 out of 15 for this contest for a rate of 53.3%, and tallied 4 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a win-loss mark of 20-19 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Lakers are hitting on 46.6% from the field, which ranks 7th in the NBA. Los Angeles has 4,339 points on the year (111.3 per game) and they pull down 45.5 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 24.3 times per game (11th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 15.5 times per game. The Lakers have committed 20.2 fouls per contest and they go 73.2% from the free throw line.
The Los Angeles defense concedes 34.0% on 3-point attempts (496 of 1,460) and their opposition makes 75.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 25.2 dimes and 47.4 total boards per game, which is 26th and 28th in the NBA. The Lakers on the defensive side of the court are 26th in the NBA in points given up per game with 112.0. They are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.6% from the field (12th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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