Lakers vs. Hawks Predictions & Best Bets: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under and Props | March 18

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 18, 2024

The Los Angeles Lakers (36-32) host the Atlanta Hawks (30-37) at Arena, tipping off at 10:30 PM ET on Monday, March 18, 2024. The Hawks are 9-point underdogs in the game. The matchup has a point total of 225.

Our computer predictions in this article will help you pick what are the best bets available for Monday’s game.

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Spread: Hawks (+9) to Cover

  • The spread for this game suggested by the model (5.7 points) is much tighter than the 9-point edge DraftKings gives to the Lakers, though the data still has them as the favorite. Put your money on the Hawks to cover.
  • Atlanta has gone 23-44-0 ATS this year.
  • The Hawks have been an underdog by 9 points or more two times this season, and covered the spread both times.
  • Los Angeles has gone 30-38-0 ATS this season.
  • The Lakers have covered the spread four times this season (4-3 ATS) when playing as at least 9-point favorites.

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Total: Over 225

  • In this game, the model projects a total (237.5 points) considerably higher than the DraftKings over/under (225 points). Bet on the over.
  • Los Angeles’ games have finished with more than 225 points 48 times so far this season.
  • Atlanta’s games have had over 225 points 51 times this season.
  • The Lakers and their opponents have combined to hit the over 37 out of 68 times this season.
  • A total of 33 Hawks games this year have hit the over.

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Moneyline Winner: Lakers (-455)

  • Prediction: Lakers 122, Hawks 116
  • Los Angeles has been the favorite in 37 games this season and won 23 (62.2%) of those contests.
  • Atlanta has been victorious in nine, or 31%, of the 29 contests it has been chosen as an underdog in this season.

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Anthony Davis Points Prop: Over 24.5

  • Anthony Davis posts 24.5 points, 3.6 assists and 12.3 boards per contest.
  • Davis has scored 24.5 points per game in the 2023-24 season, the same as Monday’s points prop total.
  • Davis has hit the over 26 times on a points prop this season (in 65 tries).
  • On offense, the Hawks are the fifth-best team in the NBA (119.3 points per game). However defensively they are third-worst (120.8 points allowed per game).

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Dejounte Murray Points Prop: Over 25.5

  • Dejounte Murray is averaging 22.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.9 assists per contest. He’s also draining 46.5% of his shots from the field and 36.7% from 3-point range, with 2.5 triples per game.
  • Monday’s prop bet for Murray is 25.5 points, 3.2 more than his season average.
  • Murray has hit the over on his points prop on 32 occasions this season (in 66 games with such a prop).
  • The Lakers are scoring 117.2 points per game (10th-ranked in NBA) this year, while allowing 117.8 points per contest (23rd-ranked).

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