Two teams that are hitting their stride before the All-Star break will collide tonight when the Los Angeles Clippers play host to the Atlanta Hawks. Both teams occupy the fourth spot in their respective conferences, as the Clips have won three straight and the Hawks are 4-2 SU in their past six affairs. Oddsmakers initially set the Hawks as 2.5-point road underdogs with an OVER/UNDER of 213.
– Shark Bites
- The Clippers are 8-1 SU and ATS in their last nine games with one day off between games.
- The total has gone OVER in five of the Hawks’ last seven games on the road.
- The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games on the West Coast.
This matchup features two of the best post players in the league, as DeAndre Jordan will be patrolling the paint for the Clippers and Dwight Howard is set to counter for Atlanta. Jordan leads the NBA in field goal percentage (69.4 percent) and is third in rebounding (13.7), while Howard is second in shooting from the field (64.5 percent) and fourth in rebounding (12.9).
Atlanta’s offense is firing on all cylinders right now, as Monday’s 109-104 triumph over Portland served as another example of a team that’s looking like true contenders in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks are 28-7 when scoring 100 or more points, having topped the century mark in three consecutive games.
The UNDER is trending when these teams collide at Staples Center. In the last 10 renewals between the squads in California, the UNDER is 7-3.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The visiting Atlanta Hawks betting line opened this morning as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds – Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 213 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 109-107 result in favor of the Hawks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Clippers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Los Angeles Clippers bring a 34-21 record (28-27 ATS) to the battle against the 32-23 Atlanta Hawks, who are 28-27 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Los Angeles Clippers go 30-25 so far and the Atlanta Hawks go 24-30-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Atlanta injuries news.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Los Angeles Clippers rated this week at No. 23 and the Atlanta Hawks sitting at No. 21.
Offensively the game matches up Los Angeles’s No. 7-ranked offense (108.09 PPG) against a Atlanta Hawks defense that ranks No. 8 at 104.35 PPG. The Los Angeles Clippers have averaged 46.83% from the field per game, more than the Atlanta Hawks have managed so far this NBA season (45.56% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Hawks grabbed a 109-104 win over the Trail Blazers on Monday, behind a 25-point effort from Tim Hardaway Jr. at Moda Center.
Blake Griffin scored 26 points and chipped in with 26 rebounds for Los Angeles on Monday, leading the Clippers to a 88-72 victory over Utah at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
- Atlanta is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Atlanta is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 games
- Atlanta is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
- LA Clippers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Clippers’s last 10 games
- LA Clippers is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
- LA Clippers is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Atlanta home to Miami, Friday, February 24th
Los Angeles at Golden State, Thursday, February 23rd