In this battle between two teams from opposing conference coming off different outcomes in their latest matchups, the Los Angeles Clippers (28-22), looking to extend their current winning streak, are hosting the Atlanta Hawks (15-33), who want to bounce back after their latest defeat.
Date/Time: 01-28-2019, 22:30 EDT
Spread: Los Angeles Clippers -9
Los Angeles Clippers have a 28-22 record (28-22 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 8th place of the West. They have won four of their last five matches and in their last game they won at home against the Kings with a 122-108 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tobias Harris 21.1 ppg, adding a team high 7.9 boards per game. He is followed by Danilo Gallinari with 19 ppg and 6 boards but he is out with an injury.
Atlanta Hawks have a 15-33 record (21-27 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 12th place of the East. They have lost three of their last four matches and in their last game they lost on the road against the Blazers with a 111-120 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by John Collins with 19.4 ppg, adding a team high 10.2 boards per game. He is followed by Trae Young with 16.2 ppg and a team high 7.3 dimes per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Clippers won on the road with a 119-127 score. Clippers have a 15-10 home record, while the Hawks are 7-20 on the road. Clippers are better both offensively, scoring 114.1 ppg to Hawks’ 109.9 and defensively, allowing 113.3 ppg to Hawks’ 117.5 ppg. They also have better percentages both in field goals (47% to 45.1%) and in 3-pointers (38.2% to 33.8%). Clippers are better in turnovers committed (13.9 to 18.1), while Hawks are better in dimes made (25.6 to 23) and both teams are almost equal in boards grabbed (45.6 to 45.5). Clippers are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -9 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy home win.
Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers -9 (-109)
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