The Atlanta Hawks and the Los Angeles Lakers will both be trying to pick up a win on Tuesday when they battle at STAPLES Center.
Oddsmakers currently have the Lakers listed as 8½-point favorites versus the Hawks, while the game’s total is sitting at 213½.
The Hawks held off the Pistons late surge for a 99-95 victory on Wednesday, as 3.5-point underdogs. The 194 points made it OVER the posted total of 189.5.
Joe Johnson led the Hawks with 27 points, and Flip Murray collected 23 points off the bench.
The Lakers lost a tough 113-109 game to the Jazz last time out, as 1.5-point favorites on the road. That game’s 222 points made it OVER the posted total of 216.
Kobe Bryant finished with a game-high 37 points in a losing effort.
Atlanta has won 2 straight games.
Atlanta: 31-21 SU, 28-24 ATS
Los Angeles: 42-10 SU, 26-25-1 ATS
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Sacramento are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Golden State are 7-3
After playing Utah are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 6 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games on the road
LA Lakers are 21-3 SU in their last 24 games at home
LA Lakers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games
LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Atlanta at Sacramento, Wednesday, February 18
LA Lakers at Golden State, Wednesday, February 18