Where: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
When: Sunday, November 17, 9:30 PM. ET.
The Los Angeles Lakers will be going for their fourth consecutive win when they take on the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night.
Hawks Going For Second Consecutive Win Over LakersThe Hawks snapped a five-game losing streak to the Lakers the last time they faced them, giving them their first win over Los Angeles since 2016. They will be trying to end another streak on Sunday by picking up their first win in Los Angeles since 2016 when they play on Sunday.
The team has their work cut out for them on Sunday because the Lakers are playing better than any team, with the exception of the Boston Celtics, and had the day off on Saturday while the Hawks played the Los Angeles Clippers.
Atlanta hasn’t played well offensively, averaging 107 points per game. The team is shooting 46 percent from the field and 30 percent from three-point range, led by Trae Young, who is averaging 27.3 points, four rebounds, and 9.1 assists per game.
Young is averaging 32 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 11.5 assists per game in his last four games.
The Hawks have also struggled defensively, giving up 111.7 points per game. They have played worse over their last four games and have to play much better than they have during their current slump if they want to get the win.
Lakers Trying To Stay HotThe Lakers have been on a roll since their season-opening loss to the Clippers and have won 10 of their last 11 games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Hawks, which will give them their fourth win in a row and 11th win in their last 12 contests.
The King's Justice 👑 pic.twitter.com/OnVPOh5Y1v— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November 16, 2019
Los Angeles has played well offensively, averaging 109.8 points per game. The team is shooting 47 percent from the field and 32 percent from three-point range.
In their last game, they weren’t as efficient offensively and finished with 99 points, which was still good enough to get the win. LeBron James led the team with 29 points, four rebounds, and 11 assists. Anthony Davis finished with 17 points, five rebounds, and four blocks, while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 16 points and three rebounds.
Avery Bradley will miss his second consecutive game after being diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his right leg on Thursday.
Even though they are led by James and Davis offensively, the Lakers are on top of the Western Conference standings because of how well they have played on the defensive end, holding opponents to 100.6 points per game. They held their last two opponents to 95.5 points per game and will be difficult to beat if they play as well on Sunday night.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Atlanta is:
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 0 day’s rest.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Los Angeles is:
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southeast.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games.