Up and down seasons still yielding wins
Both the Los Angeles Clippers and Atlanta Hawks have had their fair share of issues this season. The Clippers have had to deal with injury issues between Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and their veterans.
The Hawks had drama surrounding Trae Young, trade rumors of John Collins, and the potential leaving of coach Nate McMillan. Yet each stay afloat in the playoff push. It has been interesting for NBA betting on both teams.
Let’s check the latest NBA news, stats, injury report and NBA lines for Clippers vs Hawks. We’ve got plenty of NBA picks for you to consider.
In N Out game in favor of the Clippers
A veteran roster with quality guards and forwards is finally rounding into shape. The Los Angeles Clippers finally have Leonard and George rolling together, sharpshooter Luke Kennard is back, and now it is down to John Wall of those who have missed significant time.
Health means the Clippers may finally find offensive continuity.
They rank 28th in scoring 110.7 points per game but are 19th in making 47.0% of field goal attempts and fifth in making 38.0% of 3-point shots. They are 13th in rebounding at 43.8 per game.
Defensively they are third in holding teams to 110.4 points per game, sixth in limiting them to 46.5% on field goal attempts, and ninth in holding teams to 35.1% of 3-point shots.
They are 25-26 against the spread this season and 21-30 on over/unders, largely due to pacing for NBA free picks. They are 13-13 straight up on the road. In playoff positioning, they are fifth in the Western Conference.
Offensive explosion in the Peach State
While the Atlanta Hawks look to retool their roster with a potential Collins trade, they should be looking for defense.
They rank 21st in holding teams to 116.5 points per NBA game and allow teams to convert 47.6% of field goal attempts which also ranks 21st. They are fourth on the perimeter, holding teams to 34.5% on 3-pointers, but are 28th in allowing 46.0 rebounds per game.
Offensively, they are ninth in scoring with 116.1 points per game. They are 12th in making 47.8% of field goal attempts and 23rd in making 34.6% of 3-point shots.
The Hawks are fourth at the free throw line, making 81.9% of shots. They are 15th at pulling in 43.4 rebounds per game. They are 21-28 against the spread and 28-21 on over/unders.
Atlanta is 13-10 straight up at home. In playoff positioning, Atlanta is eighth in the Eastern Conference or the second play-in team.
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Clippers vs Hawks Head-to-Head
This series has been dominated by the Atlanta Hawks. They have 81 wins compared to the Los Angeles Clippers, with 48 in 129 regular season meetings.
Scores and odds show the Hawks are looking for a season sweep after winning 112-108 on Jan. 8 in Los Angeles. The Hawks were underdogs in that contest and came away with a second straight win.
The under has hit in three straight games with a range of 225.5 and 233 points. It is 5-1 in the last six meetings, but the over is 14-5 in the last 19 meetings in Atlanta. The Clippers are 5-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings in Atlanta.
Clippers vs Hawks Game Information
- Game: Clippers (27-24) vs Hawks (25-24)
- Location: State Farm Arena
- Day/Time: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET
- Clippers vs Hawks Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
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Clippers vs Hawks Picks & Prediction
Public sports betting shows the bettors favor the Atlanta Hawks, with 52% of bets against the spread. Another 51% are on the over, which makes for a good game story if the Hawks are going to win.
It may as well be a pick ‘em with the odds, but the Los Angeles Clippers arguably have the better top-end talent and more depth. Still, the Hawks are a difficult out at home, and it will come down to rebounding, shotmaking (duh), and whoever can control the tempo. Dead ball turnovers, if any at all, will be the Clippers’ friend.
Having that veteran and playoff presence that the Clippers have enjoyed over the past several years is also an advantage in what is likely to be a playoff setting.
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Hawks vs Clippers Previous Game (Jan. 08 2023)
The LA Clippers try to snap their five-game losing streak when they play host to the Atlanta Hawks in a matchup of second-place teams on Sunday night. Los Angeles is coming off a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday and is sitting a half-game behind the first-place Sacramento Kings in the tight Pacific Division race.
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