Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Hawks vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction 3/17/2024

The Atlanta Hawks (29-37) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers (42-24) on Sunday, March 17th. This game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles and televised on NBA. Both the Hawks and Clippers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 9:30 ET.

Hawks vs Clippers

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The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Hawks lost to the Jazz with a final score of 124-122. The start of the second half saw the Hawks in the lead, at 62-61.

Heading into their matchup with the Clippers, the Hawks are 29-37 overall and are trying to end a three game losing skid. Currently, they are in 10th place in the Eastern Conference and are 3rd in the Southeast division.

Atlanta’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 22-44 for the season. The Hawks have failed to cover the spread in two straight games as the favorite and are 9-19 vs. the spread as the underdog.

The Clippers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Clippers conveyed a message to the Pelicans with a score of 112-104. the Clippers not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +7 point underdogs. Concerning the over/under, the total of 216 points remained below the established over/under line of 218.5.

In their last ten games, the Clippers are 5-5 and come into today’s game with a 42-24 overall record. When playing on the road, the Clippers are 20-14 compared to 22-10 at home.

Against the spread, Los Angeles is .500 so far this season with a mark of 33-33 ATS. Los Angeles has not been good vs. the spread in their last two home games, and they are 16-16 ATS at home compared to 17-17 on the road.

Hawks Offense Breakdown

For the season, the Atlanta offense is the 5th ranked unit in the NBA, at 119.4 points per contest.

This season, the Hawks are one of the top offensive teams in the league, averaging 119.4 points per game, which is 5th in the NBA. However, when playing on the road, they are scoring slightly less at 116.2 points per game (10th).

When it comes to pace, Atlanta is one of the fastest teams in the league, ranking 5th with 100.5 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Hawks are 23rd in the NBA at 46%.

So far, the Hawks have been one of the league’s best teams at getting to the free-throw line, ranking 5th in both free throws made and attempted per game. They also lead the NBA in offensive rebounds.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

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The Clippers come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 116.8 points per game (11th).

When it comes to scoring, the Clippers are 11th in the NBA with 116.8 points per game. Interestingly, they have been better on the road (116.9 PPG) than at home (116.8 PPG).

So far this season, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 53% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 27th in the league at 96.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Clippers are 6th in field goal percentage at 49%. They are also 4th in true shooting percentage. From beyond the arc, they are 2nd in three-point shooting percentage.

Hawks Team Defense

So far, the Hawks’ defense is ranked 29th in the league at 121.3 points per contest. For the season, Atlanta is ranked 21st in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 22.0 free-throws per game vs. the Hawks and have an overall field goal percentage of 49.5%.

Clippers Team Defense

On defense, the Clippers come into the game ranked 12th in the league in points allowed at 112.7 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 113.7 points per contest (15th). When it comes to forced turnovers, the Clippers are forcing 12.2 per game, which is 10th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 14th in blocked shots at 5.1 per game.

Key Players For The Hawks And Clippers

For today’s matchup, we project Dejounte Murray to lead the scoring for the Hawks, putting up 22 points and shooting at a rate of 8/18. For the season, he has been averaging 22.3 points per game, in addition to 5.2 rebounds.

On the other side, Kawhi Leonard is our projected leading scorer for the Clippers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 24 and grabbing 6 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 52.6%, and he is contributing 23.7 points per game on average.

Hawks vs Clippers Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, Atlanta has an ATS record of just 4-6. However, their overall record was 3-7 while averaging 109 points per game.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 117 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • The last three games that Atlanta was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Clippers have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.

Hawks vs Clippers Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Clippers vs. Hawks matchup, our bet is to grab the Hawks at +10. Even though our projections have the Clippers winning 112-109, we see the Hawks as the play on the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 224.5, and our model predicts the Hawks and Clippers to score a combined 221 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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