Los Angeles Clippers vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 1/28/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Atlanta
The Atlanta Hawks are welcoming the Los Angeles Clippers at State Farm Arena on Saturday.
The Clippers faced off with the Lakers and went home with a win by a final score of 133-115 in their last contest. Los Angeles walked away from the game having earned a 60.7% field goal percentage (51 of 84) and converted 19 out of their 38 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Clippers knocked down 12 of their 15 tries for a percentage of 80.0%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 47 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 25 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Concerning defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 44.2% from the field on 42 out of 95 shooting. Los Angeles totaled 21 dimes and had 8 steals in the game. On top of that, Los Angeles had 32 rebounds (9 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 9 blocked shots. Los Angeles finished the contest at 62.5% at the charity stripe by burying 15 of their 24 shots. They also converted 16 out of their 40 attempts from beyond the arc. When discussing personal fouls, the Clippers ended up walking away with 20 while the Lakers accumulated 13 personal fouls.
Paul George is a guy who came through for the matchup. He ended up scoring 27 points on 11 of 20 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 minutes played and grabbed 9 boards. George finished shooting 55.0% from the floor and also totaled 4 dimes.
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Los Angeles comes into this game with a win-loss record of 26-24 this year. They are averaging 110.2 points per outing (28th in the NBA) while hitting 46.8% from the floor. The Clippers are hitting 37.8% on shots from beyond the arc (629 of 1,666) and 76.6% from the charity stripe. As a team, Los Angeles is grabbing 43.9 boards per game and has totaled 1,143 assists for the year, which ranks 24th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 14.8 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Clippers are able to force 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.2 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 11th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,205 relinquished on the season. The Clippers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 46.5% (2,036 of 4,376) and they relinquish 42.8 rebounds per game as a group. They surrender 35.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 3rd in the NBA in PPG allowed (110.6).
In their last game, the Hawks got the victory with a final of 137-132 when they played the Thunder. The Hawks were able to collect 35 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 46 in this contest. They turned it over 16 times, while recording 5 steals in the matchup. The Thunder had 23 personal fouls for this game which got the Hawks to the free throw line for a total of 33 attempts. They were able to make 26 of those for a rate of 78.8%. When talking about shooting from distance, Atlanta converted 11 of their 29 tries (37.9%). Overall, the Hawks shot 50 out of 84 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 59.5%. The Hawks allowed the Thunder to make 53 of their 102 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.0% for the game. They finished 44.1% from 3-point land by going 15 out of 34 and walked away from this one shooting 11 out of 16 at the charity stripe (68.8%). Regarding rebounding, Atlanta allowed Oklahoma City to pull down 37 overall (12 on the offensive glass).
Trae Young ended up being a factor for the Hawks for the matchup. He knocked down 10 out of 20 in the matchup for a rate of 50.0%, and had 3 rebounds. Young totaled 33 points in his 35 mins of playing time and totaled 11 assists in this contest.
Atlanta has a record of 25-24 for the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Hawks are shooting 47.8% from the field, which ranks 12th in the NBA. Atlanta has accounted for 5,687 points so far this year (116.1 per game) and they collect 43.4 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 24.2 times per contest (21st in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.1 times per contest. The Hawks are committing 19.1 fouls every game and they connect on 81.9% from the free throw line.
The Hawks on the defensive side of the court are 21st in the league in points allowed per game with 116.5. They are forcing 14.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.6% from the field (21st in the league). The Atlanta defense allows 34.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (560 of 1,621) and their opposition knocks down 80.1% of their free throw shots. They have given up 25.7 assists and 46.0 total rebounds per game, ranking them 20th and 28th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta
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