The Los Angeles Lakers (24-24) travel to play the Atlanta Hawks (19-27) in a tilt on Tuesday evening. This will be the first matchup of the season between these clubs, and last season the Lakers swept the season series. In Jan. 2023, Los Angeles beat the Hawks 130-114. Atlanta is currently fourth in the NBA in points per game (120.2), while the Lakers are allowing 117 points per game. Anthony Davis (Achilles, hip) is out, while LeBron James (ankle) is questionable for Los Angeles. Dejounte Murray (hamstring) and De'Andre Hunter (back) are questionable for Atlanta.

Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The Hawks are 6.5-point favorites in the latest Lakers vs. Hawks odds via SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 247. Before entering any Hawks vs. Lakers picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

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The model has set its sights on Lakers vs. Hawks. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Hawks vs. Lakers:

  • Lakers vs. Hawks spread: Atlanta -6.5
  • Lakers vs. Hawks over/under: 247 points
  • Lakers vs. Hawks money line: Atlanta -229, Los Angeles +188
  • LAL: The Los Angeles Lakers have hit the game total Over in 29 of their last 39 away games
  • ATL: The Atlanta Hawks have hit the game total Over in 26 of their last 39 games at home 
  • Lakers vs. Hawks picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Lakers can cover

Guard Austin Reaves is a very skilled playmaker for the Lakers. Reaves scans the floor well as both a scorer and facilitator. The Oklahoma product is averaging 15.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game. Reaves has dished out at least five assists in six of his last seven games, and in the Jan. 25 win over the Bulls, he scored 20 points with eight assists.

Guard D'Angelo Russell has picked up his play recently. Russell plays at a very calm pace and has a reliable jumper from the perimeter. The Ohio State product is racking up 17.3 points and 6.1 assists per game. He's scored 20-plus points in six straight games. In his last game, Russell dropped 23 points and five assists. See who to back at SportsLine.

Why the Hawks can cover

Murray (questionable, hamstring) is an athletic two-way force. Murray excels on the defensive front due to his length and lateral quickness. The Washington product also thrives getting downhill and attacking the paint. Murray averages 21.4 points, five rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. He's notched at least 22 points and five assists in six straight games.

Guard Trae Young joins Murray in the backcourt. Young's jumper is pure and he does a great job orchestrating the offense. The 25-year-old is second in the league in assists (10.8) with 27 points per contest. Young is currently sixth in the NBA in double-doubles (28). In his last matchup, he amassed 30 points and 12 assists. See who to back at SportsLine.

How to make Hawks vs. Lakers picks

The model has simulated Lakers vs. Hawks 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning Under, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see who to pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Lakers vs. Hawks, and which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Hawks vs. Lakers spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 48-30 roll on top-rated NBA picks this season, and find out.