Spread Pick: Atlanta Hawks wins with handicap -9.5 at 1.90 Over/Under: Over 211.5 1.90 Bet Now!
The Los Angeles Lakers should be looking forward to this game as it will give them a chance to put an embarrassing defeat by the Golden State Warriors behind them. The Warriors humbled the Lakers on Sunday and getting out on the road for three games may not be the worst thing for the LA team. Mind you, even though they are facing a team with an average 5-4 record, the 1-9 record that the Lakers hold tells you everything you need to know about how the team has started.
If the Lakers fans have been thinking that their bad luck has been coming on thick and fast of late, Monday would have been another depressing day. This is because they received news that Ryan Kelly is going to be absent for six weeks, due to a hamstring tear. There is some positive news in the return of Nick Young but the absence of Kelly will be a major blow for a team that is already struggling to get to grips with the 2014/15 campaign.
After getting embarrassed at home by the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, the Los Angeles Lakers will begin their three-game road trip in Atlanta to face the Hawks at the Philips Arena. The Hawks come in with a record of 5-4, while the Lakers come in with a 1-9 record.
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The Lakers have struggled all over the court
There have been problems all over the court for the Lakers this season. Defensively they have been underperforming but they have also struggled to score points. On Sunday, Carlos Boozer could only manage six points while Jeremy Lin went 22 minutes without grabbing any points.
The Hawks put the Lakers to shame in grabbing points and Kyle Korver has been in devastating form with respect to three points so far this campaign. If he finds space, the Lakers will likely be severely punished on Tuesday night.
The Hawks have a proud home record this campaign
The Hawks are one of the three teams who are undefeated at home so far this season, and it all adds up to a very tough night for the Los Angeles Lakers. The fact that the team will be desperate to make amends for their terrible showing against the Warriors may work in their favour, but it seems as though there needs to be too many factors moving in the favour of the Lakers for this to all come together.
With this in mind, you really need to look for the Hawks with the spread and taking Atlanta at -9.5 shouldn’t really be too much of a concern or a worry for your Tuesday night betting activities. With respect to the Over/Under market, there is a lot to suggest that there will be plenty of points in this match, even if there is little to suggest that the points will be distributed in a fair or even manner. If you are keen to indulge in this market, going Over 211.5 is likely to be the most sensible bet. Bet Now!
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