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(10-28) Atlanta Hawks vs. Los Angeles Lakers (11-27)
Date: Sunday, January 7
Time: 9:30 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 216.5
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Dennis Schroder’s journey to the NBA has been one of steady progress over about the last ten to twelve years.
A rambunctious child who loved to skateboard, Schroder dedicated himself to basketball after his father’s death when he was an adolescent. From there, he advanced from the developmental leagues in Germany, to the top league and then to the NBA.
He was named a most improved player in Germany and will be a good candidate to win that award in the NBA this season, though the competition is staunch.
Schroder tied a career-high with 33 points two weeks ago against Dallas. He had the highest-scoring half of his career in that game with 27 points in the second half. His scoring is up from 11 points per game last season to nearly 18 now. His rebounding and assists are also up considerably and he’s shooting better from the field, three, and free throw line. He’s playing 11 more minutes per game, which accounts for most of the improvement, but that should also be seen as a form of improvement too.
Los Angeles Lakers
The heat is on the Lakers to win this game. They are now the worst team in the Western Conference, losers of nine in a row. The Hawks might be the one team the Lakers should beat, and, if they don’t, the fans will let them hear it.
Lonzo Ball returned in the last game after missing six games in a row. He scored 11 points with four rebounds and five assists. He also shook Kemba Walker and threw down a powerful jam for the highlight reel.
This game doesn’t feature two contenders, but sometimes that makes it fun. The Lakers don’t want to be in this position because they are more than likely to lose their draft pick to Boston, which is a worst-case scenario for Laker fans. Atlanta, meanwhile, would be a little more comfortable with leading the lottery. They are in the dark depths of a rebuild.
NBA Betting Trends:
- ATL are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Pacific.
- ATL are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- ATL are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
- LAL are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Over is 10-3 in LAL last 13 overall.
- Under is 23-9 in LAL last 32 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Home team is 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings.
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction: LA.
I’m making this pick reluctantly. Atlanta may feel a little targeted and disrespected coming into this game. It’s like the Lakers expect to end their nine-game losing streak against the Hawks just because they aren’t very good. That won’t sit well with Atlanta.
The thing is, the Hawks aren’t very good. I’m going with the Lakers at home because both teams should go all-out and LA does have the better team.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: UNDER
NBA Free Score Prediction: Atlanta 101 – Los Angeles 106
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