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Pick against the spread, best player prop for Lakers vs. Hawks on Monday

We go over some of the best betting options for Monday’s matchup between the Lakers and the Hawks.

Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics defends LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the fourth quarter at TD Garden on January 30, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Lakers defeat the Celtics 96-95. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Lakers (15-6) earned a one-point victory over the Boston Celtics on Saturday to snap a two-game losing streak, and they will look to keep the success rolling when they take on the Atlanta Hawks on the road Monday night. The Hawks (10-9) won two of their last three games including a 116-100 road win over the Washington Wizards on Friday night. As we get closer to the tip off, here’s a look at some of the best bets on the DraftKings Sportsbook.

Lakers vs. Hawks, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBA League Pass

Pick ATS: Hawks +5

Atlanta has been playing better than oddsmakers’ expectations while Los Angeles has been worse, and the recent betting trends prove that. The Hawks are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games, and the Lakers covered the spread just once in their last five games. In addition, Atlanta covered in each of their last five games at home, and they’ve had one more day of rest than the Lakers coming into this game.

Player Prop: Trae Young U25.5 points (+125)

There’s a decent chance this game goes under the point total as the Lakers play the 24th slowest pace in terms of possessions per game. In addition, Los Angeles allows just 10.8 3-pointers per game, which is lowest number in the entire NBA. Young went for 41 points in his last game, which may have made this number a little inflated expecting a similar performance. Especially with plus value, the under 25.5 points for Trae Young is a solid play.

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