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Lakers vs. Hawks odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 7 prediction from proven computer model

The Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Atlanta Hawks at 10 p.m. ET on Friday at Crypto.com Arena. Los Angeles is 20-19 overall and 13-10 at home, while Atlanta is 17-20 overall and 9-11 on the road. The Hawks are getting several key players back from injury and COVID-19 protocol on Friday night. 

Los Angeles is favored by three points in the latest Lakers vs. Hawks odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 230. Before entering any Hawks vs. Lakers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

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 12 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 50-27 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, 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: Lakers -3
  • Lakers vs. Hawks over-under: 230 points

Featured Game | Los Angeles Lakers vs. Atlanta Hawks

What you need to know about the Lakers

Los Angeles will be well-rested coming into this game, as it has not played since picking up a 122-114 win at home over Sacramento on Tuesday. The Lakers are riding a three-game winning streak and have won four of their last five. They have been without star big man Anthony Davis since Dec. 17 due to a knee injury. 

Forward LeBron James has taken over since then, averaging 34.3 points over the last nine games. He poured in a season-high 43 points against Portland last Friday. The Lakers have won 12 of their last 15 home games against Atlanta and have covered the spread in four of their last five games this season.  

What you need to know about the Hawks

Atlanta did not have much breathing room in its contest with Sacramento on Wednesday, but it still came away with a 108-102 victory. The Hawks relied on small forward Kevin Huerter, who dropped a double-double with 25 points and 11 rebounds in addition to five dimes. He should get some more help on Friday, as star guard Trae Young is expected to return after sitting out with a bruised lower back.

Young is coming off a 56-point performance against Portland on Monday. The Hawks should also get John Collins, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Jalen Johnson back after they cleared COVID-19 protocol. Head coach Nate McMillan remains in the protocol, so he will not be with the team in Los Angeles. 

How to make Lakers vs. Hawks picks

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

So who wins Hawks vs. Lakers? And which side covers over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks.



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