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2021 NBA Handicapping
(15-6) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Atlanta Hawks (10-9)
Date: Monday, February 1st
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
NBA Moneyline Odds: Lakers -222 | Hawks +200
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -6
NBA Betting Total: 218.5
Monday, February 1st the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Atlanta Hawks in the clubs’ first meeting of the season. Since the squads played so early last season it’s been over a full year since they last lined up to face one another.
The Lakers hold the all-time record between the squads with 192 victories in 332 meetings. Last season these clubs played twice with the Lakers winning both contests.
Los Angeles Lakers
The longest-standing rivalry in the NBA exists between the Lakers and Celtics which was apparently all the motivation LeBron James and company needed to end their two-game losing streak.
Prior to those consecutive losses to the 76ers and Pistons, the Lakers hadn’t lost on the road owning a 10-0 record.
Defense was the focus in the hard-fought match versus the Celtics with neither team scoring 100 points (96-95). Anthony Davis led the way for LA posting a double-double of 27 points and 14 rebounds.
LeBron James had a solid night with 21 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists. Montrezl Harrell (16), Dennis Schroder (12), and Kyle Kuzma (11) were the other double-figure contributors.
The superstars might not suit up for this final game of the road trip as LeBron James has a left ankle sprain while Anthony Davis has a right quad contusion. Both are listed as questionable for Monday.
Kostas Antetokounmpo has right knee tendinitis and Jared Dudley is still nursing a calf injury with both out and no timetable for a return.
Through the last four games, the Hawks have alternated wins and losses. They battled a trio of tough teams beating the Clippers but lost to the Bucks and suffered a tough overtime loss to the Nets.
So the opportunity to play an undermanned Wizards squad that has barely had the opportunity to practice was a welcome matchup. Although the Hawks netted the 116-100 victory the match was full of drama as three players were ejected and nine technical fouls were assessed.
Trae Young was blistering hot scoring 41 points aided by his 17 trips to the free-throw line. Clint Capela registered a double-double of 13 points and 14 rebounds.
John Collins had a strong performance with 17 points and eight rebounds. Danilo Gallinari is working his way into the Hawks’ schemes now that he’s off the injured list and added 11 points in the victory.
Trae Young is nursing a sore knee while Onyeka Okongwu is hampered by an Achilles injury but both are expected to play on Monday.
De’Andre Hunter suffered an articular tear in his right knee in the first half of the Wizards game that will keep him off the court until mid-February.
Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) and Kris Dunn (ankle) are expected out until Early March and mid-February respectively.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 20-7 in LAL last 27 road games
- Under is 12-3 in ATL last 15 overall.
- ATL are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 Mon. games.
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Prediction:
Atlanta has played well against some of the elite teams and Trae Young who started the season struggling with his shot has seemingly found his range.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Hawks +6
This is a tough call based on the uncertainty of James and Davis playing. I’ll take the Hawks plus the points and the Lakers to win with the caveat if James doesn’t play the Hawks also get the win so watch for late injury reports.
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