Clippers vs Hawks predictions 1/22/2020 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -4.5
De'Andre Hunter and the Atlanta Hawks (10-34, 5th in the Southeast Division) play the Los Angeles Clippers (30-13, 2nd in the Pacific Division) at State Farm Arena on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The odds on this game have Los Angeles as 4.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 224.
The Clippers are covering the spread 53.5% of the time, having gone 23-20-0 ATS. Atlanta is covering 45.5% of the time, going 20-24-0 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
01/20/20 SF Paul George Hamstring is downgraded to out Tuesday vs Dallas
01/19/20 SF Maurice Harkless Back is questionable Tuesday vs Dallas
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
01/20/20 C Alex Len Back is questionable Wednesday vs LA Clippers
01/07/20 PF Jabari Parker Shoulder is out indefinitely
Lou Williams averages 20.0 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 26.9 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Trae Young averages 29.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 8.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%. De'Andre Hunter averages 12.0 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allow 109.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league. Los Angeles averages 116.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 48.0 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 3rd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 117.5 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.7 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 47.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game. Atlanta is 23rd in the league with 107.8 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.7. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game and 20th in assists per contest with 23.0. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 16.9.
The Clippers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 106.6, and their offensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 7th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 102.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Atlanta is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 9th in the league. The Hawks are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.7, and their defensive rating of 113 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -4.5
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