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Lakers home to Hawks in NBA

The Lakers hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Tuesday as the Hawks pay a visit to STAPLES Center in NBA betting action.

The Lakers currently sports a record of 38-19, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 25-32 ATS. The Hawks are 34-21 and 25-30 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lakers post a 23-34 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Hawks have gone 24-31 against the number.

View Atlanta vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Lakers sat as 8-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 190.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Lakers, currently No. 3 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Hawks, who rate No. 17 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 104-99 victory for the Lakers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 8-ranked offense (102.3 PPG) against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 7 at 95.4 PPG. The Lakers have averaged 46.8% from the field per game, more than the Hawks have managed so far this season (46.4% on average).

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.3 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

Atlanta lost its last outing, a 102-90 result against the Knicks on February 16. The Hawks failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 192 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Atlanta suffered a 102-90 loss against New York on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Marvin Williams in a losing effort at Madison Square Garden.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 104-99 result against the Cavaliers on February 16. The Lakers failed to cover in that game as a 11-point favorite, while the 203 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Lakers got a terrific 30-point performance from Pau Gasol but Cleveland handed them a 104-99 defeat on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing New York are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Portland are 8-2
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4


A few Hawks at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 12 games when playing LA Lakers
LA Lakers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
LA Lakers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of the LA Lakers last 20 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta at Phoenix, Wednesday, February 23
LA Lakers at Portland, Wednesday, February 23

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