Atlanta Hawks at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/8/2018
Monday, January 8, 2018
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The Atlanta Hawks head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, January 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 10-28. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.4 as they are averaging 103.5 points per game while giving up 107.9 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 17-21. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.0 points per game and surrendering 106.7, good for a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 20-16-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 19-19-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 20-18-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 20-17-1 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/29/17 C Dewayne Dedmon Tibia is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
12/12/17 F Danilo Gallinari Gluteus is out indefinitely
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
01/07/18 F Blake Griffin Concussion left last game, is OUT Monday vs Atlanta
01/07/18 PG Milos Teodosic Foot is doubtful Monday vs Atlanta
01/04/18 PG Austin Rivers Achilles is out indefinitely
Taurean Waller-Prince comes into this game averaging 13 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Dennis Schroder averages 19.6 points per contest in 32.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.7 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Lou Williams has scored 21.9 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per game this season for the Clippers. He hauls in 2.6 rebounds per contest and has 4.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. DeAndre Jordan averages 11.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 15.1 rebounds per game and 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 103.5 points per contest this year, which is 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.45 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 40.1 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 15.5 per game. The Hawks allow 107.9 points per contest which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 22nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 25.6 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 14th in the NBA with 106 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -0.68. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.5 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 21. The Clippers are 13th in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Clippers give up 106.7 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.8 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 43.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers are 14th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest this year.
The Hawks are 19th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 111 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Atlanta is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league.
Los Angeles is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 19th in the league. The Clippers are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.6, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -3.5
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