Hawks vs. Clippers Prediction
Will the Los Angeles Clippers have trouble with a quick turnaround when they play host to the Atlanta Hawks tonight at 10:30PM ET?
537 Atlanta Hawks vs. 538 Los Angeles Clippers
Monday, January 28, 2019
10:30PM ET – STAPLES Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Clippers are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -6 points against the Hawks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 231.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 74 percent going on Clippers at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Hawks out West
Atlanta began a West Coast road trip on Saturday with a 120-111 loss at Portland. The Hawks have lost and failed to cover in three of their last four games. Atlanta is 15-33 on the season, 7-20 on the road, 21-27 against the spread and 26-22 with the over.
The Hawks rank last in the league in scoring defense, as Atlanta is giving up 117.5 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 47.3 percent. Offensively, Atlanta is putting up 109.9 points per game while shooting 45.1 percent. Kent Bazemore is out for the Hawks until next month due to an ankle injury. He was averaging 14 points per game. John Collins is leading the team with 19.4 points and 10.2 rebounds per game while Trae Young is adding 16.2 points and 7.3 assists per contest.
Clippers heating up
Los Angeles is coming off a 122-108 win yesterday at home against Sacramento. The Clippers have won and covered the spread in three straight. Los Angeles is now 28-22 on the season, 15-10 at home, 28-22 against the spread and 25-24-1 with the over.
The Clippers have been able to score pretty well, putting up 114.1 points per game this season while shooting 47 percent from the field and 38.2 percent from the arc. Defensively, the Clippers are allowing 113.3 points per game. Danilo Gallinari is listed as doubtful to return from his back injury tonight. He was averaging 19 points and 6 rebounds per game for the Clippers. Tobias Harris is currently leading the team with 21.1 points and 7.9 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Hawks are 1-5 against the spread in their last six Monday games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games against Pacific Division opponents.
The Clippers have covered the spread in 12 of their last 16 against Southeast Division opponents and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on no rest.
With the injury to Gallinari and the back-to-back situation, the Clippers aren’t giving up too many points to a bad Atlanta team. The Hawks are a disaster on defense and that won’t match up well with a Los Angeles offense that can really score, especially at home. The Hawks have given up 120 or more in two of their last three road games and I think they will have a hard time keeping pace with the Clippers tonight.
NBA Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers -6