NBA Odds & Picks for Hawks vs. Lakers: Smart Money Taking The Under

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NBA Odds: Hawks vs. Lakers

Hawks +4
Lakers Odds -4
Over/Under 219.5
Time | Channel 3:30 p.m. ET | SportsNet LA
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The Lakers take on the Hawks on Saturday afternoon, with Atlanta looking for their eighth straight win as they try to move up in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Los Angeles has won four of its last five games, with their defense continuing to do the heavy lifting. Two of the Lakers’ last four opponents were held to 100 points or less, and they were able to win despite LeBron James not playing at an elite level of that brief stretch.

The Lakers are clearly a step above the Hawks, even this version of the Hawks that are playing at an incredibly high level.

While the Lakers may not necessarily bury the Hawks on Saturday, our PRO Report suggest that this game may be more of a low-scoring, grind-it-out, slow-paced affair than bettors expect. Let’s take a look.

NBA Picks: Hawks vs. Lakers 

Sharp Action

The total for Hawks-Lakers opened up at 224 before it was pushed down to 219.5 ahead of Saturday afternoon. This is our first sign of wiseguy action on Saturday’s game.

Since this morning there has been a single Action Labs Bet Signal triggered on the under, another sign of sharp action.

Big Money

At the time of this writing, the 42% of bettors taking the under have generated 90% of the money wagered on Saturday’s game.

This is a sign that the big bets likely being made by sharp bettors are being placed on the under.

PRO Report Pick: Under 219.5

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