Hawks can cover vs. Clips

Why the Hawks can cover vs. the Clippers despite struggles vs. the spread

If you’re looking for some key betting trends for the Atlanta Hawks heading into tonight’s game with the L.A. Clippers, there is one major one to consider.

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The Hawks (27-19 SU) are one of the more intriguing teams when it comes to the spread this season. Atlanta enters tonight’s 8PM ET game with the Clippers 22-22-2 against the spread for the season and they are nearly .500 in most situations. After a win, Atlanta is 11-13-2 ATS. At home, the Hawks are 11-10-1 ATS. How about as a favorite: 17-17-2 ATS. On 1 day of rest? There Atlanta is 14-12-2 ATS. Lastly, against the Western Conference, the Hawks are 9-10 ATS.

So what can we expect for tonight’s game? Well, according to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Hawks are listed as a 5-point favorite at home against the Clippers. Los Angeles comes into this game at 21-21-3 ATS this season. Not much help, we know. Still, one thing does stand out and that is the Hawks have dominated the Clippers on the betting line in recent years. The Hawks have covered in five straight against the Clippers, dating back to November of 2012. With the Clippers on a lengthy road trip and Atlanta in the comforts of home with a small spread, look for the Hawks to tack on a cover to their .500 record tonight.

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