Los Angeles Clippers vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 1/26/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-7.5)
The Atlanta Hawks (8-8) host the Los Angeles Clippers (13-4) at State Farm Arena on Tuesday. Atlanta opens this game as 7.5-point dogs. The total is set at 221.5.
The Los Angeles Clippers stepped onto the hardwood against the Oklahoma City Thunder and notched a win by a score of 108-100 in their last contest. Los Angeles wrapped up the contest with a 44.6% field goal percentage (41 of 92) and converted 14 of their 46 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Clippers made 12 of their 16 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. Concerning grabbing boards, they earned 46 with 8 of them being offensive. They also doled out 26 dimes in this contest in addition to getting 4 steals and 2 blocks. Pertaining to defending, Los Angeles allowed 44.2% from the floor on 42 out of 95 shooting. Oklahoma City earned 22 dimes and had 7 steals for this game. In addition, the Thunder snagged 51 boards (12 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Oklahoma City went 64.3% when shooting free throws by making 9 of 14 shots. They buried 7 of 35 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Kawhi Leonard is one player who was important in the game. He ended up scoring 34 points on 14 out of 24 shooting. He played 36:29 mins played and grabbed 9 rebounds. Leonard finished the game shooting 58.3% from the field and also recorded 8 assists. One more player that was a factor in this matchup for the Clippers was Serge Ibaka. He pulled down 6 rebounds and totaled 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 87.5% from the field for the contest by going 7-of-8 (17 points). When the final whistle blew, Ibaka was on the court for 22:22 minutes.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 13-4 for the season. The Clippers are hitting 42.3% on three-point shots (256 of 605) and 84.1% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 114.8 points per game (7th in the league) while shooting 48.5% from the floor. They are giving up possession 14.0 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Los Angeles is snagging 42.9 boards per contest and has earned 424 assists on the season, which has them ranked 5th in the league in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Clippers have forced 14.5 turnovers per game and they draw 18.2 personal fouls. They currently rank 19th in basketball in giving up assists with 402 relinquished on the season. The Clippers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 46.7% (247 of 309) and they relinquish 40.2 rebounds per contest as a squad. They give up 35.6% on 3-pointers while they are 4th in the NBA in opponents points per game (107.2).
When they last played, the Atlanta Hawks took a loss by a score of 129-115 when they played the Milwaukee Bucks. The Hawks were able to snag 22 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 27 for this contest. They also turned away 4 shots while recording 8 steals in the matchup. The Bucks earned 16 fouls in this matchup which took the Hawks to the charity stripe for 22 attempts. They were able to knock down 17 of the free throws for a percentage of 77.3%. With respect to shooting from distance, Atlanta made 14 of their 39 tries (35.9%). When all was said and done, the Hawks finished shooting 42 for 83 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.6%. The Hawks permitted the Bucks to make 50 out of their 91 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 54.9% for the game. They finished the game shooting 32.3% from 3-point land by going 10 out of 31 and ended up shooting 19 of 27 at the charity stripe (70.4%). In reference to rebounds, Atlanta permitted Milwaukee to get 52 in all (16 on the offensive side).
De'Andre Hunter pitched in for the Hawks in this matchup. He converted 13 of 21 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 61.9%, which got him 33 points. Hunter had 4 rebounds in his 41:35 minutes of time on the hardwood and accumulated 4 assists in the matchup. Someone else who was a determining factor for Atlanta was John Collins. He left the arena with 30 points in his 37:24 mins played via 12 of 19 from the floor in the game. Collins walked away from this one going 63.2% from the floor in addition to totaling 3 assists and 7 rebounds.
Atlanta has a win-loss record of 8-8 for the campaign. Atlanta has earned 1,799 pts on the campaign (112.4 per contest) and they grab 48.7 boards per game. The Hawks are responsible for committing 20.0 fouls per contest and they hit 80.5% from the free throw line. As an offensive team, the Hawks are shooting 44.3% from the field, which ranks 24th in basketball. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.4 times per contest (18th in the league) and they turn it over 14.9 times per contest. The Hawks are ranked 11th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 110.1. They have forced 13.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.4% from the field (4th in basketball). The Atlanta defense allows 32.4% on shots from distance (185 of 571) and their opponents are knocking down 81.0% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 23.6 assists and 45.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 9th and 18th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-7.5)
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