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2021 NBA Handicapping
(21-20) Atlanta Hawks vs. Los Angeles Lakers (28-13)
Date: Saturday, February 20
Time: 3:30 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA.
NBA Moneyline Odds: ATL +160 | LA -180
NBA Betting Odds: LA -4
NBA Betting Total: 224
Winners of five in a row since the break and seven overall, Atlanta has climbed to fifth in the Eastern Conference.
The Hawks trounced the Thunder on Thursday, 116–93. Twelve different players made a shot from the field in a balanced scoring effort — Trae Young and Bogdan Bogdanovic led the scoring with just 23 points.
Young had nine of the team’s 26 assists. Atlanta wiped OKC on the glass: 50 to 39.
Three out of Atlanta’s last four wins have come at home. Now it begins an 8-game West Coast road trip.
Reinforcements could be on the way. De’Andre Hunter has been playing 4-on-4 this week and appears to be returning soon.
Kris Dunn, who hasn’t played suited up as a Hawk since signing with the team in the offseason, returned to practice Wednesday. The team has not ruled out the possibility of him returning at some point on the road trip.
Neither Hunter nor Dunn, however, is likely to return as soon as this game. Hunter is much more likely to play, of the two.
Los Angeles Lakers
Like the Hawks, Los Angeles has started its unofficial second half perfectly. It won its fourth game in a row on Thursday against the Hornets, 116–105.
LeBron James led all scorers with 37 points. He missed just eight shots from the field and one free throw. James chipped in eight rebounds and six assists to just three turnovers.
Dennis Schroder scored 22 to back the King. Both Kyle Kuzma and Talen Horton-Tucker scored a dozen off the bench.
Marc Gasol missed his sixth consecutive game due to health and safety protocol. He has not played yet this month. He got out of quarantine on Thursday and was cleared to rejoin the team. That does not make him a lock to play on Saturday, however.
Anthony Davis’ return will have to wait a little longer. The Lakers announced a week ago now that he would sit for another two weeks. It’s certainly possible he returns before the end of the month.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Hawks are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Lakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Over is 7-2 in Hawks last 9 games as an underdog.
- Over is 13-6 in Hawks last 19 overall.
- Under is 5-1 in Lakers last 6 games as a favorite.
- Head to Head: Hawks are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Los Angeles.
- Head to Head: Under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles.
- Head to Head: Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction: Los Angeles at home.
The Hawks have beaten some lesser teams lately but the Lakers are a different sort of opponent.
Not only will LA keep the pace slow, it will play both ends of the floor against the Hawks’ free-wheeling offense.
Plus, the Hawks don’t have an answer for James, who has a big game in another victory.
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