It is the 2nd of a six-game road trip for the Hawks as basketball betting information shows. It is the first half of a back-to-back for both teams as the Hawks are at Sacramento tomorrow while the Lakers travel to face Golden State.
NBA betting trends lean to the Lakers in this matchup. Los Angeles has won and covered the NBA odds in six of the last 10 meetings against the Hawks. At Los Angeles, the Lakers have won four of the last five games against the Hawks and they are 4-1 against the NBA odds. This will be the first meeting of the year between the two teams according to the NBA betting schedule. Last year the teams split with each team winning at home as NBA betting results indicate.
The Hawks have been a decent team on the road this season against the NBA betting pointspread. The Hawks have an offense led by Joe Johnson that can score and their defense is respectable, ranking just outside of the Top 10 as NBA betting numbers show.
The Lakers have a losing record at home this season against the NBA betting number, mainly because they are laying big points. The Lakers usually win straight up at Staples Center but they don’t always cover the big NBA betting odds. Los Angeles continues to lead the league in offense as NBA betting stats show and Kobe Bryant is among the league leaders in scoring. It is defensively where the Lakers have struggled at times, ranking in the bottom half of the league as basketball betting stats show.
There is a nice over NBA betting trend in this series. Six of the last 10 meetings and six of the last eight have gone over the NBA betting total. At Los Angeles, four of the last five have gone over the basketball betting total.
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