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Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers in NBA odds tilt

Los Angeles LakersAtlanta Hawks
11-12December 16, 2013, 07:30 | Philips Arena12-12

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Monday when the Hawks try to run the Lakers off the court at Philips Arena in pro hoops action.

The Hawks sport a record of 12-12 and 13-11 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Lakers sit at 11-12 and 14-9 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-10-1 for the Hawks and 13-10 for the Lakers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Los Angeles Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Hawks in this one, they were listed earlier as -5-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 204.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 16-rated Hawks and the No. 21-rated Lakers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 93-91 win for the Hawks on Monday.

The Lakers were an 88-85 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bobcats. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (173) made winners of UNDER bettors. Los Angeles earned an 88-85 victory over Charlotte on Saturday, getting 21 points from Kobe Bryant at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Atlanta lost its last outing, a 111-106 result against the Knicks on December 14. The Hawks failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 217 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Hawks wasted a 27-point performance from Lou Williams as New York ran past them 111-106 on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 16-ranked offense (99.58 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 29 at 103.48 PPG. The Hawks have averaged 46.11% from the field per game, more than the Lakers have managed so far this season (43.96% on average).

Next up:
Los Angeles at Vancouver, Tuesday, December 17th
Atlanta home to Sacramento, Wednesday, December 18th