Monday, January 23, 2017
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, January 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 29-16. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 5.3 as they are averaging 107.8 points per game while giving up 102.6 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 26-18. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.9 points per game and surrendering 102.5, good for a point differential of 0.4.
DeAndre Jordan comes into this contest averaging 12.7 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 13.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 69% while his free throw percentage is currently at 52%. J.J. Redick averages 15.5 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Paul Millsap averages 17.9 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Dennis Schroder averages 17.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Los Angeles averages 107.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Atlanta averages 102.9 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 27th with 15.5 per game. The Hawks allow 102.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Hawks force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 111.5 and a defensive rating of 106.1. In terms of pace they average 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 105.4 and they have a defensive rating of 105. They get 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 22-23-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 23-21-1 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 23-21-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 18-25-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/19/16 F Brice Johnson Back out indefinitely
01/22/17 F Blake Griffin Knee "?" Monday vs. Atlanta
01/18/17 PG Chris Paul Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
01/22/17 F Mike Muscala Ankle "?" Monday vs. LA Clippers
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta -2.5
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