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Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/20/2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers 3-20-2021 NBA Picks and Previews

Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/20/2021 – The Los Angeles Lakers are climbing the NBA Western Conference standings once again and they hope this momentum will sustain. This team will now play hosts to the visiting Atlanta Hawks this coming Saturday, March 20 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Spectrum Sportsnet and Fox Sports Southeast will be handling the television broadcast which starts at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass will also feature the game through an online live stream. The Los Angeles Lakers at their home court are the favored team in NBA odds to win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/20/2021

When: March 20, 2021 3:30 PM ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: Spectrum SportsNet | FOX Sports Southeast
Stream: NBA League Pass

Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/20/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Atlanta Hawks +4.5 (-110) 224 o (-110) +155
Los Angeles Lakers -4.5 (-110) 224 u (-110) -188
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Atlanta Hawks Betting

The Atlanta Hawks are on a huge momentum as they bring their seven-game winning streak to their next match against the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers. The run propelled them to be placed fifth in the NBA Eastern Conference standings at 21-20 and are just half a game below the Miami Heat. Their most recent opponents were the Oklahoma City Thunder and demolished them at home, 116-93. Trae Young led the team with 23 points, nine assists and six rebounds while Bogdan Bogdanovic had 23 points and six rebounds of his own. John Collins also had a good night dropping 19 over the Thunder.

Players to watch: T. Young PG 39 GP 39 GS 34.2 MIN 25.9 PTS 0.7 OR 3.4 DR 4.1 REB 9.4 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 4.3 TO 2 PF 2.2 AST/TO 23.07 PER

J. Collins PF 41 GP 41 GS 30.6 MIN 18 PTS 2.2 OR 5.5 DR 7.6 REB 1.4 AST 0.5 STL 1.1 BLK 1.3 TO 3.3 PF 1.1 AST/TO 19.73 PER

D. Hunter SF 18 GP 18 GS 32.2 MIN 17.2 PTS 0.9 OR 4.5 DR 5.4 REB 2.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.5 BLK 1.4 TO 2.6 PF 1.6 AST/TO 17.73 PER.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting

The Los Angeles Lakers are also making their own run as they are now on a four-game winning streak. This team is rolling even without Anthony Davis and that streak pulled them up back to the second-best record in the NBA Western Conference standings at 28-13 trailing the Utah Jazz by just three games. The Charlotte Hornets were their most recent matchup and defeated them by 11 points, 116-105, at the Staples Center. LeBron James carried the team with 37 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four three-pointers. Dennis Schroder was his running mate doing 22 points and seven assists.

Players to Watch: L. James SF 40 GP 40 GS 34.5 MIN 25.8 PTS 0.6 OR 7.5 DR 8.1 REB 8 AST 1.1 STL 0.6 BLK 3.8 TO 1.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 24.78 PER

A. Davis PF 23 GP 23 GS 32.8 MIN 22.5 PTS 2 OR 6.3 DR 8.4 REB 3 AST 1.3 STL 1.8 BLK 2 TO 1.8 PF 1.6 AST/TO 24.71 PER

D. Schroder PG 37 GP 37 GS 31.3 MIN 14.8 PTS 0.5 OR 2.9 DR 3.4 REB 4.7 AST 1 STL 0.2 BLK 2.5 TO 2.6 PF 1.9 AST/TO 12.86 PER.

Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/20/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Atlanta’s last 19 games.
Atlanta are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games.
Atlanta are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games against LA Lakers.
Hawks are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games against LA Lakers.
Atlanta are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Atlanta are 2-12 SU in their last 14 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers.
Hawks are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games this season.
Atlanta are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games against Atlanta.
LA Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
Lakers are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games when playing at home against Atlanta.
LA Lakers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Lakers’ last 10 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games played in March.

Injuries

Atlanta Hawks

Kris Dunn PG Ankle is out indefinitely
De’Andre Hunter SF Knee is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs LA Lakers
Cam Reddish SG Achilles is out indefinitely
Nathan Knight C Ankle is “?” Saturday vs LA Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers

Marc Gasol C Quarantine is “?” Saturday vs Atlanta
Jared Dudley PF Knee is out indefinitely
Anthony Davis PF Achilles is out indefinitely
Kostas Antetokounmpo SF Quarantine is “?” Saturday vs Atlanta

Head-to-Head
Atlanta Hawks Los Angeles Lakers
21-19-1 Against the Spread 21-20-0
19-22-0 Straight Up 15-26-0
113 Points per Game 112
111 Points Allowed per Game 106
45.81 Offensive FG% 48.62
82.13 Offensive FT% 74.95
36.41 Offensive 3PT% 35.41
45.61 Defensive FG% 45.47
81.4 Defensive FT% 75.82
34.55 Defensive 3PT% 35.32

Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks

The Los Angeles Lakers are getting the hang of life without Anthony Davis and that makes them a dangerous team. The home-court advantage gives them the extra edge as the sportsbook picks them to prevail and end the Atlanta Hawks winning streak.

Moneyline: The Lakers at home are given an ML of -188 for this game while the Hawks are at +155.

ATS: The ATS for this matchup is at 4.5 points with the Lakers getting the -4.5 while the Hawks are on the other side with +4.5.

TOTALs: The total given for both teams to reach is 224 points. The Lakers are the team going under and the Hawks are over.

Score Prediction: 120 – 108, Lakers