Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 3/22/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Tic
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+6.5)
The Los Angeles Clippers (27-16) host the Atlanta Hawks (22-20) at STAPLES Center on Monday. The line on this contest has Los Angeles as 6.5-point favorites. The total is set at 226.
The Atlanta Hawks stepped onto the hardwood against the Los Angeles Lakers and walked away with a win by a score of 99-94 in their last game. Atlanta finished the game with a 39.8% field goal percentage (39 out of 98) and made 13 of 37 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Hawks converted 8 of their 9 attempts for a percentage of 88.9%. When talking about pulling down boards, they collected 49 with 16 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 26 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and getting 13 steals. In terms of defense, Atlanta let their opponent shoot 42.0% from the field on 34 out of 81 shooting. Los Angeles recorded 18 assists and had 6 steals in this game. In addition, Los Angeles pulled down 52 boards (13 offensive, 39 defensive) and got 7 blocked shots. Los Angeles finished shooting 75.0% at the charity stripe by making 18 of 24 tries. They also made 8 of their 26 shots from beyond the arc.
John Collins is one guy who came through in the matchup. He recorded 27 points on 11 out of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 32:18 minutes and also grabbed 16 rebounds. Collins shot 73.3% from the field but had no assists when the game ended. An additional guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Hawks was Trae Young. He grabbed 3 rebounds in 33:59 min on the basketball court. He finished the contest at 33.3% from the field in the matchup by going 6-of-18 (14 points). Overall, Young collected 11 assists.
Atlanta comes into this matchup with a record of 22-20 this year. They are giving up possession 14.2 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 19.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Atlanta is pulling down 46.0 rebounds per contest and has earned 1,023 assists on the year, which is 17th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Hawks are connecting on 36.4% on 3-point shots (534 of 1,466) and 82.2% from the free throw line. They have an average of 112.6 points per game (15th in the NBA) while shooting 45.7% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Hawks are forcing 12.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.7 fouls. They rank 11th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 995 relinquished for the season. The Hawks are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.5% (526 of 868) and they relinquish 42.6 rebounds per contest as a team. They are giving up 34.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 9th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (110.5).
The last time they took the court, the Los Angeles Clippers walked away with a victory by a final of 125-98 when they played the Charlotte Hornets. The Clippers were able to pull down 33 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 for this game. They also gave up possession 9 times, while recording 9 steals in the matchup. The Hornets were called for 20 fouls in the matchup which took the Clippers to the charity stripe for 23 tries. They were able to bury 23 of the free throws for a rate of 100.0%. Pertaining to shots from downtown, Los Angeles converted 12 out of 34 attempts (35.3%). Overall, the Clippers shot 45 out of 86 from the field which had them shooting 52.3%. The Clippers allowed the Hornets to make 31 out of their 80 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.8% for the game. They went 36.6% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 15 out of 41 and ended up shooting 21 of 28 from the charity stripe (75.0%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Los Angeles allowed Charlotte to collect 39 in total (13 on the offensive side).
Paul George was important for the Clippers in this game. He buried 8 out of 14 in the matchup giving him a rate of 57.1%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. George accumulated 21 points in his 32:44 minutes on the hardwood and had 10 assists in this matchup. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Los Angeles was Kawhi Leonard. He finished this one with 4 assists in 31:09 mins played, and he put in 6 out of 13 from the floor. Leonard finished going 46.2% from the floor while also collecting 17 points and 3 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 27-16 on the year. Los Angeles has totaled 4,932 pts for the campaign (114.7 per contest) and they grab 44.0 boards per contest. The Clippers are responsible for committing 19.2 fouls every game and they hit 84.3% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Clippers are shooting 48.3% from the field, which ranks 7th in the league. They are earning an assist 24.3 times per game (20th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.1 times per game. The Clippers on defense are ranked 6th in the league in points allowed per game with 109.3. The Los Angeles defense concedes 36.4% on shots from beyond the arc (513 of 1,409) and opponents are knocking down 77.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 23.4 dimes and 41.2 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 5th and 2nd in the NBA. They are forcing their opponents into 13.2 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 47.0% from the floor (21st in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-6.5) and under 226 points
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