The NBA is back in action today as the Los Angeles Lakers will clash with the Atlanta Hawks.
The Lakers are heading into this game after a 143-120 loss in the game against Philadelphia. While on the other side, the Hawks lost at home in the game against the Magic with a score of 124-108.
Los Angeles Lakers Form
The Lakers suffered another defeat on Sunday afternoon. This time the Lakers were beaten by Philadelphia. At the moment this Los Angeles team is on the 10th spot in the Western Conference with 2.5 games behind the Clippers in the race for the final playoff spot.
On a positive side, Kyle Kuzma had a good game as he scored 39 points in the loss.
On the offensive side of the game, the Lakers score an average of 112.2 points per game. Therefore, this is the 14th best record in the league in scoring. Also, they have an average of 47.1 boards per nigh combined with 24.9 dimes per contest.
On the defensive side of the game, Los Angeles is conceding an average of 113.4 points per game. Therefore, this record is enough for the 23rd spot in the league in scoring defence.
Atlanta Hawks Form
The Hawks suffered yet another home loss. This time it was Orlando that was too strong for them. Moreover, this was their third loss in a row. Therefore, they have dropped to the 12th spot in the league in the Eastern Conference with 8 games behind the Heat and the Pistons. Atlanta is having an average season so far and they will probably not be part of the postseason.
On the offensive side of the game, the Hawks score an average of 110.9 points per game. Therefore, this is the 19th best record in the league in scoring. Also, they have an average of 45 boards per nigh combined with 25.6 dimes per contest.
On the defensive side of the game, Atlanta is conceding an average of 118.5 points per game. Therefore, this record is enough for the 30th spot in the league in scoring defence.
The Hawks have suffered three defeats in a row. Moreover, they are not in a good form at the moment. Their defensive performances are not up to the desired level at the moment. On the other side, the Lakers are not playing well too. But they are the better team this season and they have a chance for a playoff spot. Therefore, I expect a win for the Lakers in this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Los Angeles Lakers vs. Atlanta Hawks on 2/9/2019
is: Take the Los Angeles Lakers – 250 (money line)
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