Hawks vs Lakers Prediction. Latest Score Lakers 52, Hawks 53, Q2
Game Stats and Videos, LAL vs ATL
The 11th placed team in Eastern Conference, Atlanta Hawks, and the 9th placed team in Western Conference, Los Angeles Lakers are set to clash against each other this Sunday night.
Atlanta Hawks will be hosting the Los Angeles Lakers at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Ga. Both the teams have been slightly inconsistent with their form and a fear of not making in for the play-in looms over both the teams.
Currently, the Lakers have a 24-25 win-loss record in the season while the Hawks have a 23-25 win-loss record. However, recently the Hawks have been in top form as they are undefeated in their last 6 games while the Lakers are coming off a defeat in their last game.
Going the game, the host Atlanta Hawks will be starting as favorites.
Hawks vs Lakers Prediction: Match Odds
The Hawks look like they finally found their best basketball level this season and they come to this match against the Lakers with the momentum on their side. The Hawks have an incredible sequence of victories in their last matches and it made them think about the possibility of reaching the play-in tournament by the end of the regular season.
Inconsistency and the Lakers have been walking side by side throughout the season. The Californians have been incapable of having a long winning sequence and this is the main factor that explains why such a strong squad of players occupy a low position in the division standings.
This is the second time Hawks and Lakers battle this season. Earlier this year, on Jan. 7, the Californians beat the Hawks by 134-118 at the Crypto.com Arena.
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Hawks vs Lakers Prediction: Game Analysis
The first month of the year has been essential for the Hawks’ season. They were able to overcome a negative sequence of games from the beginning of the year and got important victories in their last few matches which increase their possibilities of play-in tournament spot. The Hawks sit in the 12th position of the Eastern Conference.
In their last matches, the Hawks got important victories against teams who are in a higher position in the Eastern division such as the conference leaders’ Miami Heat and the Charlotte Hornets, as well as beating teams who sit in a playoff position in the Western standings like the Timberwolves.
The squad from Atlanta has the seventh-best attack in the league, but at the same time they have a dangerous offense, they also have one of the worst defenses in the league and this unbalanced situation has not allowed the team to get more positive results. The Hawks have 111.4 points per game and their opponents have been able to score 111.5 points per game against them.
Trae Young, Hawks’ point-guard, and Clint Capela, Hawks’ center, have been the key players for the Hawks this year. Young has one of the best points per game average in the league, 27.7 PPG, and a good 9.3 assists per game average. Capela has been crucial for the Hawks defensively, as he has the best numbers regarding rebounds and blocks for the squad from Atlanta.
Los Angeles Lakers
Lakers’ fans continue to have their momentum shut due to the lack of consistency from their team. Throughout the whole season, the team has been able to collect important results against the strong teams, but they tend to lose games where they are considered the favorites and this instability gives the Californians the ninth position in the Western Conference standings.
This year the Lakers got important victories against the playoffs favorites like Jazz and the Nets. But, at the same time, they lost games against weak opponents like Pacers and the Kings.
The Lakers continue to improve defensively, as their opponents have found difficulties penetrating the Californians’ defense. As an example, in the game against the Nets, the Lakers only conceded 96 points to one of the best offenses in the league.
Lebron James, Lakers’ small-forward, and Russell Westbrook, Lakers’ point-guard, are the two players the fans expect to change the Lakers’ situation. James is one of the best players this season and he carries most part of the best individual numbers for the Californians, while Westbrook has been the brain of the team, as he provides the higher number of assists for the Lakers.
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