Los Angeles Clippers at Atlanta Hawks Betting Prediction 01/22/20

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The Los Angeles Clippers (31-13) will travel to State Farm Arena to challenge the Atlanta Hawks (10-34). The game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, and will air on FSN Prime Ticket.

Los Angeles Clippers at Atlanta Hawks ATS Odds

Although the Hawks were topped by the Toronto Raptors in their last contest, 122-117, they did cover as 8.5-point underdogs. The Clippers, meanwhile, beat the Dallas Mavericks, 110-107, but failed to cover as 7.5-point favorites. The Atlanta game finished 7.5 points over the projected point total of 231.5, while the Los Angeles game finished 23.5 points under the projected point total of 240.5.

Los Angeles played a nearly flawless game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.268 (above their season average of 0.229) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.1 (above their season average of 24.7). For those same stats, Dallas was 0.187 and 24.5, respectively. Atlanta, on the other hand, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.566 (above their season average of 0.506). Atlanta was led by Trae Young, who finished with 42 points, 15 assists and six rebounds. Kawhi Leonard, meanwhile fueled Los Angeles with 36 points and 11 rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, Paul George led the Clippers to a 150-101 victory. He was the game’s top overall scorer with 37 points. The two teams combined for 251 points, which was well over the projected point total of 225, and Los Angeles covered as a 9-point favorite. Los Angeles’ 0.629 effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Atlanta, who had a mark of 0.411.

Just over half of the Clippers’ games have finished under the total. Los Angeles comes into the contest with records of 31-13 straight up (SU) and 22-20-1 against the spread (ATS).

In opposition of Los Angeles, a little over half of Hawks games have finished over the total. Further, Atlanta is 10-34 SU and 20-24 ATS.

Atlanta might struggle to find the bottom of the net as they square off against one of the NBA’s best defenses. Los Angeles ranks seventh in defensive efficiency, while the Hawks rank 30th in offensive efficiency. Also, the Clippers, who rank first in offensive rebounding percentage (25.0 percent), will attempt to take advantage of the Hawks, who rank 30th in defensive rebounding percentage (74.2 percent).

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Atlanta Hawks Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Hawks, ATS Winner – Hawks, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Clippers rank 10th in fast break points per game (14.3) while the Hawks rank 20th in fast break points allowed per game (14.5).
  • Los Angeles averages 18.5 points off turnovers per game, which ranks third in the league. Atlanta ranks last in points off turnovers allowed per game (20.1).
  • The Clippers rank sixth in points allowed in the paint per game (44.7) while the Hawks rank 29th (53.5).
  • Los Angeles ranks 13th in blocks per game (5.0) while Atlanta ranks 28th in blocks allowed per game (6.3).
  • Atlanta ranks ninth in steals per game (8.2) while Los Angeles ranks 21st in steals allowed per game (8.1).
  • The Clippers rank first in second chance points per game (15.2) while the Hawks rank 28th in second chance points allowed per game (14.9).
  • The Hawks average 35.4 three pointers per game, which ranks eighth in the league. The Clippers rank 23rd in three pointers allowed per game (34.9).
  • Los Angeles averages 23.5 assists per game, which ranks 18th in the league. Atlanta ranks 21st in assists allowed per game (24.7).
  • Los Angeles ranks third in rebounds per game (48.2) while Atlanta ranks 28th (42.5).
  • When allowing below 100 points, Los Angeles is 12-0 and Atlanta is 3-0.
  • In games where they reach the century mark, the Clippers are 29-9 and the Hawks are 10-27.
  • Los Angeles is 9-11 ATS on the road, while Atlanta is 12-9 ATS at home.
  • The total has gone under in 11 of the Hawks’ 21 home games, while 11 of the Clippers’ 20 road games have gone under.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Hawks are 3-2 ATS over their last five games, while the Clippers are 2-3.
  • In their last five games, Atlanta has 4 overs and 1 under, while Los Angeles has 3 unders and 2 overs.
  • During their last five games, the Hawks have scored an average of 110.0 points per game (2.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 119.2 points per game (1.7 above their season average).
  • The Clippers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.6, up from 6.5 for the season.