Free Picks - L.A. Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 5:46 PM GMT

The Hawks are the number one defensive team in the NBA right now and with a slower paced offense and the  presence  of Dwight Howard protecting the rim against one of his former teams, the Hawks will lock down tonight and the under is an excellent play with inflated NBA Odds of 208

 

  

L.A. Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks

 

The Lakers have improved since last season but not as much as some were expecting. D'Angelo Russell has not been a breakout player yet like some were suggesting, while their offense is ranked 23rd in offensive rating at 102 points per 100 possessions. Now they have to head into the Highlight Factory to play a Hawks team with renewed energy on the defensive end. 

With Dwight Howard now in the middle, the Hawks are back to being the strong defensive team they were two seasons ago. That should translate into a really bad night for the Lakers in this one. Right now the Hawks rank first in defensive efficiency at only 89.5 points allowed per 100 possessions. With the Hawks playing really slowly as well and the Lakers struggling to score, even if the Hawks get north of 110 points, the under still looks like a great NBA pick.

 

Free NBA Pick: Under 208 

Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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