LA Lakers versus Atlanta Hawks Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-3-2013

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The 33-24 Atlanta Hawks will travel to face the 29-30 LA Lakers in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday night. Tip off time from Staples Center in LA is scheduled for 9:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game has the home team LA Lakers favored by -5 ½ points with an over under line of 207 points. There has been no line movement since the odds came out a few hours ago.

The teams met once during the lockout year with the Lakers posting the 86-78 home win against the Hawks as a -5 ½ point betting favorite. The game landed under 178 points.

Atlanta is 15-14 on the road. There four game win streak was snapped on Friday in a 92-87 road defeat to the Phoenix Suns as a -4 point betting favorite. The game finished under 194 ½ points. The Hawks shot 42.5% from the floor and made 8 of 23 from three. They allowed 44.4% shooting to the Suns and Atlanta gave away the game with 21 turnovers. Al Horford had 20 points and 7 rebounds on 8 of 16 shooting in a losing effort. The Hawks shoot the ball very well this season as they rank seventh in field goal shooting and are the fourth best team in the NBA from beyond the arc.

LA Lakers are 19-11 on their home court in the 2012-13 campaign. The Lakers win their fourth game in five tries after a 116-94 home win against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday as a -10 point betting favorite. The game finished over 205 points. The Lakers enjoyed a 53% shooting game and made 50% from three. LA pulls down 14 more rebounds than Minnesota and held the Timberwolves to 45.7% shooting. Kobe Bryant had 33 points and five assists on 13 of 22 from the floor. The bench had 52 points for the Lakers. LA is sixth in the NBA in scoring offense with 102 points a game. They trail the Houston Rockets by 2 ½ games for the eighth and final playoff seed in the Western conference.