The Los Angeles Clippers (33-15) travel to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (22-27) on Monday, February 5th. This game will be played at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and televised on BSSE. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
Clippers vs Hawks
The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win
The Clippers beat the Heat in their most recent game, ending with a score of 103-95. The team’s were tied going into halftime, before the Clippers outscored the Heat 60-52 in the 2nd half.
As they prepare to take on the Hawks, the Clippers aim to stay above .500. Their current record is 33-15, with a 21-11 mark against Western Conference teams and a 12-4 record in non-conference matchups.
In terms of the spread, Los Angeles currently holds an ATS record of 27-21, which is above .500. In their three most recent home games, Los Angeles has covered the spread and they are 14-9 ATS at home compared to 13-12 on the road.
The Hawks Are Coming Off A Win
In their last game, the Hawks defeated the Warriors with a final score of 141-134. The team’s were tied going into halftime, before the Hawks outscored the Warriors 77-70 in the 2nd half.
With a 22-27 overall record, the Hawks are 10th in the Eastern Conference and are 3rd in the Southeast division. They are also coming in with a four game winning streak.
The Hawks are riding a three game ATS win streak and currently possess an overall ATS record of 14-35. The Hawks are currently on a two game ATS win streak when they are the favorite, and they hold a 7-16 record against the spread as underdogs.
Clippers Offense Breakdown
Heading into play, the Clippers’ offense is rated 10th in the league in scoring, averaging 118.1 points per contest.
The Clippers have been one of the most efficient three-point shooting teams in the NBA this season, leading the league in three-point shooting percentage at 39%. Overall, they are 5th in field goal percentage.
Heading into this game, the Clippers are averaging 118.1 points per game, which is 10th in the NBA. On the road, they are scoring 117.6 points per game.
Los Angeles is 26th in the NBA in pace at 97.1 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 18th in the league.
Hawks Offense Breakdown
Coming into today’s action, Atlanta is averaging 121.2 points per contest. This figure places them 3rd in the league.
When it comes to scoring, the Hawks are one of the top offensive teams in the NBA, averaging 121.2 points per game (3rd). At home, they are averaging 123.3 points per game (4th).
Atlanta has been an excellent offensive rebounding team this season, leading the league in offensive rebounds per game (13.1). In terms of pace, the Hawks are 4th in the NBA at 101.6 possessions per game.
So far, the Hawks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 61.2% of their games this season. In terms of field goal percentage, Atlanta is 22nd in the league at 46%.
Clippers Team Defense
Not only do the Clippers’ overall defensive numbers look good, as they are 8th in the league in points allowed. Los Angeles has also been playing well on defense of late, ranking 24th in the league over their last three games at 109.7 PPG allowed. Inside the arc, the Clippers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.6% and 35.3% from three-point territory.
Hawks Team Defense
On defense, the Hawks are ranked 29th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 79.6% of their games. In the terms of takeaways, Hawks are causing 12.9 turnovers per game, ranking 16th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 25th in rejections, averaging 4.4 blocked shots each game.
Key Players For The Clippers And Hawks
In today’s game, our projections have Kawhi Leonard leading the Clippers with 24 points on 9/16 shooting from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 24.2 points per game, along with 6.4 rebounds.
On the other side, Trae Young is our projected leading scorer for the Hawks. We have him ending the game with a team-high 26 and grabbing 3 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 43.3% and is averaging 27.3 points per contest.
Clippers vs Hawks Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 121 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
- Through their last three home games, Atlanta has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 109 points per game.
- The last ten games that Atlanta was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 3-7 straight up.
- The last ten games that Los Angeles was favored, they have an ATS mark of 7-3 while going 9-1 straight up.
Our bet is on the Clippers for a win, and we project the score to be 120-112. Additionally, we expect them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to wager on the Clippers with the spread at -2.5.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 243 and given that our model is projecting 232 points between the teams, we like the under.
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