Lakers vs. Hawks Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Monday, Mar 18

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) reacts against the Philadelphia 76ers in overtime at State Farm Arena.
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The Lakers host the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, Mar 18. Today’s game is set for 10:30 ET and will be shown on SN-LA. Los Angeles comes into this game as 8-point favorites with the total set at 226. Keep reading to get our Lakers vs. Hawks predictions.

Lakers vs. Hawks Odds

  • Spread: Lakers -8
  • Total 226

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Game Info

  • Date: Monday, Mar 18
  • Time: 10:30 ET
  • Location: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles CA
  • TV: SN-LA

Hawks Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Hawks have an over/under record of 1-4 and are 2-3 vs. the spread.
  • In their last three games away from home, the Hawks have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 111 points per game in this stretch.
  • The Hawks have played well in their last three games as the betting underdog, going 2-1 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.

Lakers Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Lakers have an over/under record of 4-1 and are 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Lakers have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 4-6 vs. the spread. The team averaged 117 points per game in this stretch.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Lakers have a straight up record of 6-4. Their record vs the spread in these games was 3-7.

Can the Hawks Pull the Upset on the Road?

In their last game against the Clippers, the Hawks won by a score of 110-93. They were 9.5-point underdogs going into the game, and the combined scoring of 203 was well below the O/U line of 221.5.

For the season, the Hawks have an O/U record of 34-33, and their games have averaged 240.1 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 226.

Atlanta has gone 10-19 ATS as the underdog this season and has a 12-22 ATS record on the road. As the underdog, they are 9-20 straight-up and have lost their last two games against the spread.

In the Eastern Conference, the Hawks are currently in 10th place with a record of 30-37. Against the East, they are 17-26 and 13-11 against non-conference opponents.

On the road, the Hawks are 14-20 this season and have an average scoring differential of -3.0 points per game. Their ATS record on the road is 12-22.

So far this season, the Hawks have been one of the best offensive teams in the NBA, averaging 119.3 points per game, which is 5th in the league. However, on the road, they are averaging 116.1 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hawks are 7th in the league in both three-point attempts and makes. Overall, they are hitting 36% of their shots from beyond the arc.

One area where the Hawks have been excellent is on the offensive glass, as they are leading the NBA in offensive rebounds per game. In terms of pace, Atlanta is 6th in the league at 100.4 possessions per game.

So far, the Hawks defense is giving up 120.8 points per contest, which has them sitting 28th in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in two straight matchups. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Hawks’ defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.9% while allowing 38.8% from downtown.

Will Los Angeles Find a Way to Win at Home?

As 8-point favorites, the Lakers will be looking to end their two-game losing streak against the spread. On average, they are 2.9 points better than the spread when favored, and they have a record of 14-22 ATS as the favorite.

In their last game against the Warriors, the Lakers lost 128-121 as 2-point favorites. The combined scoring total was 249, and the O/U line was 233.5.

This season, the Lakers have an O/U record of 38-30, and their games have averaged a combined 235 points. Today’s O/U line is set at 226, which is lower than the team’s average of 232.7.

Overall, the Lakers are 36-32 and are currently 10th in the Western Conference. In games against the West, they are 24-23 and 7-9 against other teams in the Pacific Division. At home, the Lakers are 24-12 compared to 12-20 on the road.

Looking at their ATS record, the Lakers are 30-38 for the season. At home, they are 17-19 ATS, and their average scoring margin is +4.1 points per game. On the road, they are 13-19 ATS.

When playing at home, the Lakers are averaging 118.3 points per game, which is 10th in the league. Overall, they are 10th in scoring at 117.2 points per game.

Los Angeles has been one of the league’s best shooting teams this season, coming in at 3rd in field goal percentage at 49%. They are also 7th in true shooting percentage.

Despite being 30th in three-point attempts, the Lakers are 8th in three-point shooting percentage at 37%. They are also 7th in two-point shooting percentage.

So far, the Lakers’ defense is giving up 117.8 points per contest, which has them sitting 23rd in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in two straight matchups. Inside the arc, the Lakers’ defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.3% and 37.8% from three-point territory.

Lakers vs. Hawks Player Prop

A player prop we are looking at is LeBron James and his points prop of 25.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -125 while the under is at -102. According to our projections, LeBron James is expected to record 21 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists. Regarding his points prop, we recommend taking the under at 25.5.

  • The Prop: LeBron James Under 25.5 Points (-102)

Lakers vs. Hawks Predictions

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Lakers to secure the win, with an expected final score of 119-110. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -8.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 226 and given that our model is projecting 229 points between the teams, we like the over.

The Pick: Lakers -8 | at Fanduel Sportsbook