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Atlanta Hawks vs. Los Angeles Lakers

January 30, 2024


The Los Angeles Lakers will travel to Atlanta, Georgia to face the Atlanta Hawks at the State Farm Arena with the game tipping off at 7:30 PM ET on Tuesday evening and will air on Bally Sports Southeast and the Spectrum.

Los Angeles saw their two-game winning streak come to an end on Monday with a blowout loss on the road against the Houston Rockets by a score of 119-135 which puts their record at 24-24 and in 9th place in the Western Conference. The Lakers have been a slightly above-average team offensively, however, they have been a slightly below-average team defensively as they are averaging 116.15 points per game while allowing an average of 116.63 points per game. 

Anthony Davis has been the best player on the Lakers this season as he leads the team in scoring, rebounds, and blocks with an average of 25 points, 12.2 rebounds, and 2.38 blocks per game and is in 3rd in rebounds and 5th in blocks per game in the NBA this season. The Los Angeles Lakers will look to bounce back following the loss on the road against the Houston Rockets when they travel to face the Atlanta Hawks.

The Atlanta Hawks are in 11th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 19-27, however, they are coming off a 126-125 win at home against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday which also ended their four-game losing streak. The Hawks have been one of the highest-scoring teams in the league this season as they enter this game averaging the 5th most points per game at 120.22 points per game. Trae Young has played a pivotal role in the success Atlanta has had offensively as he leads the team in scoring and assists with an average of 27 points and 10.8 assists per game which is the 2nd most assists per game in the NBA only trailing Tyrese Haliburton. 

Defensively, the Hawks have been the 2nd worst team in the league as they are allowing an average of 123.3 points per game. The Atlanta Hawks will look to build off the momentum following the win at home against the Raptors when they host the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday evening.

BookMaker has the Atlanta Hawks listed as 4.5-point favorites at home against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday evening. Los Angeles has won seven of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings. The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last ten while the Lakers have covered the spread in two of the previous three games in the series. The Los Angeles Lakers are 22-27 ATS overall, 9-14 ATS on the road, and 9-10 ATS as an underdog this season while the Atlanta Hawks are 11-35 ATS overall, 4-18 ATS at home, and 5-19 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Los Angeles enters this game with a better record and has been the better team in the series, winning seven of the previous ten and two of the last three matchups. The Lakers have covered the spread in two of the last three meetings while Atlanta has been one of the worst teams at covering the spread in the NBA with a record of 11-35 ATS overall and 4-18 ATS at home which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the points with the Los Angeles Lakers when they travel to face the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Los Angeles Lakers +5