Los Angeles Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks NBA Odds and Predictions
The Atlanta Hawks are set to play their 42nd game of the 2020 NBA season against Los Angeles Lakers on 20th March. The Atlanta based club who didn’t have the best of get away are back in contention, looking to capitalize on the winning momentum.
On the other hand, the giants Los Angeles Clippers have managed to accumulate a strong squad who can defeat even the best of the opposition. They are on a four-match winning spree and would be looking to grab the top position in the conference.
Even though the Lakers are backed in the odds and predictions, the visitors are known for surprising everyone.
Lakers starts as favorites for tonight’s game against the Atlanta Hawks. To bet on respective platforms follow the link below.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch
LeBron James who plays as the small forward has averaged 25.8 points and is involved in 7.9 assists per game. He picked up 37 points and 6 assists against Hornets.
His partner Anthony Davis is out for another 3 weeks with forward still recovering from the injury.
Montrezl Harrell who has played at the center position has been a solid candidate for the side with an average of 14.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game this season.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope pitched in with 7 points whereas Dennis Schroder is doing a great job with 22 points in his last game. The small forward has also enjoyed an efficiency rating of 12.86 in this season.
Trae Young who has played at the point guard has tons of experience in NBA with an average of 26 points and 9.4 assists in his career. He gathered 23 points and 9 assists against Thunder.
Bogdan Bogdanovic who is the shooting guard has an efficiency rating of 8.31 while the center Clint Capela needs to do better than 14.8 points per game in this season.
John Collins brings the power and versatility to the center with a free throw percentage of 84.5% and a field goal percentage of 52.9% in 40 outings. Kevin Huerter who is the shooting guard is leading the charts by averaging 1.3 steals per game for the side.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Los Angeles Lakers are in complete control of the campaign so far. But their only concern has been the unexpected losses that has stopped them climb to the top of the table.
The main highlight of this campaign has been the 11-match winning streak that did a world of good to their confidence and in turn helped them remain as one of the hot contenders. They also got a huge boost when they notched up 7 victories in 8 games at the start of February.
Since then, the absence of Anthony Davis was visible in their losses but the side have bounced back well in March. They have still managed to hang on to 2nd spot in Western conference.
On the other hand, the Hawks’ campaign which lacked consistency and tenacity is back on track after a good run in the last couple of weeks.
Despite going for a 3-0 run initially in the season, the next six games saw them win just one game. They managed to script important victories against Heat, Magic, Raptors, Kings, Cavaliers, Rockets and Thunder this month. In their last game against Thunder, they dominated the proceedings with an all-field performance by a 116-93 margin.
The Hawks are currently sitting in 5th place in the Eastern conference and a win here will do them a world of good for their chances.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Regular season (333 games): Hawks – 140 wins, Lakers – 193 wins.
Playoffs played (54 games): Hawks – 25 wins, Lakers – 29 wins.
Previous meeting: Lakers won 107-99 on 1st February 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The odds and predictions for this battle between Lakers and Hawks would be interesting to look at. The Lakers are in pole position in this championship whereas Atlanta Hawks are the 16th favorites with improbable odds of 225/1 stacked against them. Premium platforms like Oddschecker and SMarkets have also shared the same in their outright predictions.
Looking at FiveThirtyEight, they have gone on to pick Los Angeles Lakers to start as favorites with the away team getting just 31% to secure a big victory on Saturday night.