Lakers vs Hawks: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 20, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 20, 2021 - Last Updated on March 29, 2021

A pair of hot teams square off when the Los Angeles Lakers (28-13) host the Atlanta Hawks (21-20) on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 3:30 PM ET. The Lakers are 4-point favorites and put their four-game win streak on the line against the Hawks, who have won seven straight. The matchup’s over/under is set at 223.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of March 20, 2021, 4:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Hawks Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 20

Anthony Davis: Out (Achilles),
Jared Dudley: Out (Knee),
LeBron James: Day To Day (Ankle),
Kostas Antetokounmpo: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols)

Cam Reddish: Out (Achilles),
Kris Dunn: Out (Ankle),
Nathan Knight: Day To Day (Ankle),
De’Andre Hunter: Out (Right Knee)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Lakers (-4)
Total Pick Under (223.5)
Prediction Lakers 113, Hawks 108

Both DraftKings and the model expect the Lakers to walk away with the win, but the model spread (5.6) is 1.6 points further in their direction.

The model predicts a total 2.3 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

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Lakers Key Players

LeBron James 40 25.8 8.0 8.0 1.1 0.6 2.4
Anthony Davis 23 22.5 8.4 3.0 1.4 1.8 0.7
Dennis Schroder 37 14.8 3.4 4.7 1.0 0.2 1.0
Montrezl Harrell 41 14.3 6.4 1.1 0.7 0.8 0.0
Kyle Kuzma 40 12.1 6.7 1.3 0.4 0.6 1.9

Hawks Key Players

Trae Young 39 25.9 4.1 9.4 0.8 0.2 2.5
John Collins 41 18.0 7.6 1.4 0.5 1.1 1.3
De’Andre Hunter 18 17.2 5.4 2.2 0.9 0.5 1.7
Clint Capela 35 14.6 14.1 0.9 0.7 2.3 0.0
Danilo Gallinari 29 12.8 4.0 1.4 0.6 0.2 2.1

Shooting Trends

  • The Lakers are shooting 48.6% from the field this season, three percentage points higher than the 45.6% the Hawks allow to opponents.
  • Los Angeles is 18-14 against the spread and 22-10 overall when it shoots higher than 45.6% from the field.
  • Atlanta has a 17-9-1 record against the spread and a 20-7 record overall when allowing its opponents to knock down more than 48.6% of their shots from the field.
  • The Hawks have shot at a 45.8% rate from the field this season, 0.3 percentage points above the 45.5% shooting opponents of the Lakers have averaged.
  • This season, Atlanta has a 17-6 record against the spread and a 15-8 record overall in games the team collectively shoots above 45.5% from the field.
  • When Los Angeles’ opponents shoot higher than 45.8% from the field, it is 12-4 against the spread and 15-1 overall.
  • The Lakers’ 35.4% three-point shooting percentage this season is only 0.8 percentage points higher than opponents of the Hawks have shot from deep (34.6%).
  • Los Angeles is 12-6 against the spread and 14-4 overall when it shoots better than 34.6% from distance.
  • Atlanta is 15-9 against the spread while putting up a 15-9 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 35.4% from downtown.
  • The Hawks are making 36.4% of their shots from three-point range, which is just 1.1 percentage points greater than the 35.3% the Lakers’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Atlanta has an 18-6-1 ATS record and is 18-7 straight-up when the team makes more than 35.3% of its three-point attempts.
  • Los Angeles has a 14-9 ATS record and a 17-6 straight-up record this season when it connects on more than 36.4% of its three-point shots.
  • The Lakers connect on 10.8 three-pointers per game this season, 1.9 fewer made shots on average than the 12.7 per game the Hawks allow.
  • Atlanta has gone 13-6-1 against the spread and 14-6 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Los Angeles hits fewer threes than its opponents, it is 8-13 ATS and 11-10 straight up.
  • The Hawks are the 15th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Lakers give up the fourth-fewest makes from deep.

Lakers vs Hawks Stat Rankings

Lakers Rank Lakers AVG Hawks AVG Hawks Rank
18th 112.4 Points Scored 113 15th
2nd 106.3 Points Allowed 110.9 11th
7th 45.3 Rebounds 45.9 5th
17th 9.8 Off. Rebounds 11.1 4th
25th 10.8 3pt Made 12.7 15th
15th 24.9 Assists 24.3 19th
25th 14.5 Turnovers 13.6 16th

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