The Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers face off in a marquee tilt at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. Atlanta is favored by six points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 224 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). Before making any Lakers vs. Hawks picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 15 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 58-32 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,100. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns.
The model knows the Lakers are shooting well this season, making 46.3 percent of field goal attempts and 53.6 percent of shots from two-point range. Los Angeles also produces nearly 22 free throw attempts per game, and the Lakers are in the top ten of the NBA in points in the paint and fast break points. On defense, the Lakers are holding opponents to 34.4 percent shooting from three-point range, and Los Angeles effectively creates havoc. The Lakers are forcing 15.0 turnovers per game with top-seven marks in blocks and steals.
The model also knows the Hawks are dynamic on offense. Atlanta is scoring 118.8 points per 100 possessions during a six-game winning streak and, for the season, the Hawks are No. 2 in the NBA in offensive efficiency. Atlanta leads the league in turnover avoidance on offense, creating 1.96 assists for every giveaway. The Hawks also shoot well from three-point range, making 37.5 percent of attempts, and Atlanta uses the free throw line well. The Hawks are in the top ten of the NBA in free throw attempts and free throw accuracy, making 80.4 percent of shots at the line.
Now, it has set its sights on Lakers vs. Hawks. We can tell you the model is leaning under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.
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