Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 1/6/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Friday, January 6, 2023
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
The Los Angeles Lakers will play the Atlanta Hawks at Crypto.com Arena on Friday.
The Hawks stepped onto the hardwood against the Kings and notched a win by a score of 120-117 in their last game. Atlanta walked away from the game having earned a 53.6% field goal percentage (45 out of 84) and knocked down 10 out of their 30 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Hawks converted 20 of their 22 tries for a rate of 90.9%. With respect to grabbing boards, they compiled 44 with 7 of them being offensive. They also dished out 21 assists for the game in addition to creating 10 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In relation to defending, Atlanta allowed the other team to go 46.6% from the floor on 41 out of 88 shooting. Sacramento doled out 26 assists and had 9 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Sacramento grabbed 42 rebounds (10 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Sacramento went 92.6% from the charity stripe by knocking down 25 of 27 shots. They made 10 out of their 25 shots from 3-point range. Concerning fouls, the Hawks walked away with 21 and the Kings finished the game with 19 fouls.
John Collins is a guy who played a role in this contest. Collins finished the game at 63.6% from the floor and also earned 3 dimes. He was on the court for 41 minutes played and also snagged 12 rebounds. He ended up with 22 points on 7 of 11 shooting.
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Atlanta comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 18-20 for the season. They are turning it over 13.0 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.5 fouls per contest. As a team, Atlanta is grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 914 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 20th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Hawks are hitting 33.3% on 3-point shots (393 of 1,181) and 82.0% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 115.4 points per contest (11th in basketball) while connecting on 46.8% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Hawks are forcing 15.2 turnovers per game and they draw 20.4 fouls. They rank 17th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 962 conceded for the campaign. The Hawks are allowing a shooting percentage of 47.4% (1,619 of 3,413) and they concede 46.6 rebounds per game as a squad. They are relinquishing 34.2% on shots from distance while they are 22nd in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (116.3).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Lakers took home the win by a final score of 112-109 against the Heat. Concerning rebounding, Los Angeles allowed Miami to snag 43 in total (14 offensive). They finished 27.6% from beyond the arc by going 8 of 29 and finished the game at 15 of 21 at the free throw line (71.4%). The Lakers permitted the Heat to make 43 of 95 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 45.3% in this matchup. When all was said and done, the Lakers ended up going 40 for 81 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.4%. In relation to 3-pointers, Los Angeles made 8 out of 27 tries (29.6%). They were able to convert 24 of the free throw tries for a rate of 80.0%. The Heat were called for 20 personal fouls for this game which took the Lakers to the free throw line for 30 attempts. They also turned the ball over 17 times, while recording 10 steals for the matchup. The Lakers were able to collect 33 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 42 in this game.
Dennis Schröder ended up being a factor for the Lakers for this game. Schröder scored 32 points in his 40 mins on the court and accounted for 2 dimes in this game. He made 8 of 15 in the game for a field goal rate of 53.3%, and had 4 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 17-21 for the campaign. The Lakers are responsible for committing 18.5 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 79.6% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 24.9 times per contest (15th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 14.8 times per game. Los Angeles has tallied 4,408 pts for the season (116.0 per contest) and they average 45.0 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Lakers are connecting on 48.2% from the field, which is ranked 6th in basketball.
The Los Angeles defense allows 34.6% on shots from distance (476 of 1,375) and their opposition makes 75.5% of their free throw attempts. They give up 25.9 assists and 45.4 boards per contest, which is 25th and 26th in basketball. The Lakers on defense are ranked 26th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 117.4. They have forced 12.8 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.2% from the field (16th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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