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Atlanta HawksLos Angeles Lakers
1-1November 03, 2013, 09:30 | STAPLES Center1-2

The Lakers will try to cover the spread at STAPLES Center on Sunday when they get a visit from the Hawks in basketball action.

The Hawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 1-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Lakers are 2-1 ATS. Atlanta is 2-0 against the total, while Los Angeles is 2-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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The Lakers were listed as a 1.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 205 over at 5Dimes earlier.

The Lakers sit at No. 14 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Hawks are at No. 20 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Hawks will win this game 95-89.

Atlanta was a 102-95 winner in its last match at home against the Raptors. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 197 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Toronto was victimized for 22 points and 16 rebounds by Al Horford as the Hawks defeated the Raptors 102-95 in NBA action on Friday.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 91-85 result against the Spurs on November 1. The Lakers covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the 176 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Pau Gasol scored 20 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 91-85 against San Antonio in NBA action at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 29 in the league with 35 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 8 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 5-ranked team at 10 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 10 with 9 per contest.

Next up:
Atlanta at Sacramento, Tuesday, November 5th
Los Angeles at Dallas, Tuesday, November 5th