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Los Angeles favored by 5.5 against Atlanta on Tuesday

Atlanta HawksLos Angeles Lakers
Feb 14, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

18-10TEAM RECORD16-12

The Lakers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Hawks tip off at STAPLES Center on Tuesday in NBA play.

The Lakers sit at 16-12 (12-16 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Hawks are currently 18-10 (14-13-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Los Angeles is 11-17 OU, and Atlanta is 11-15-2 OU.

View Atlanta vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Lakers in this one will find them as 5.5-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 179.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Lakers and the No. 11-ranked Hawks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 97-95 result in favor of the Hawks.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 21-ranked offense (92.7 PPG) against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 7 at 91.7 PPG. The Lakers have averaged 44.7% from the field per game, less than the Hawks have managed so far this season (44.9% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hawks own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 89.3 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in home scoring.

Atlanta lost its last outing, a 107-87 result against the Heat on February 12. The Hawks failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 194 combined points took the game OVER the total. Atlanta was run off the court by the Heat on Sunday as Miami blasted them 107-87 at Philips Arena.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 94-92 result against the Raptors on February 12. The Lakers failed to cover in that game as a 6-point favorite, while the 186 combined points took the game OVER the total. Kobe Bryant went off for 27 points and added 2 rebounds leading Los Angeles over Toronto, 94-92, on Sunday at Air Canada Centre.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Phoenix are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Hawks at Lakers trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
Atlanta is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
LA Lakers are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 7 games
LA Lakers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Phoenix, Wednesday, February 15
LA Lakers home to Phoenix, Friday, February 17