Los Angeles Clippers vs. Atlanta Hawks - 1/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (25-8) at Los Angeles Clippers (23-11)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 5, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -5 -- Over/Under: 209.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers play host to the red-hot Atlanta Hawks tonight at the Staples Center.
The in-form Atlanta Hawks will be going for a fifth straight win tonight after soaring past the Trailblazers by 115-107 on Saturday. Paul Millsap led the way with his 27 points on 11 of 17 shooting while Jeff Teague added 22 points and six assists, but it was a real team effort as the Hawks had a total of seven players finish in double digits. The Hawks actually led this game by as many as 20 points in the second half but had to dig deep to keep the Blazers from making another trademark comeback. With the impressive win, Atlanta improves to 25-8 overall and 11-5 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers have won four of their last five overall and are going for a fourth straight win after destroying the Sixers by 127-91 on Saturday.
In ATS trends, the Hawks are 6-0 ATS in their last six road agmes against a team above .600 and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall, while the Clippers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the Hawks are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings overall but the Home team is 6-1 ATS in the last seven.
Immediately, I'm leaning towards the Clippers to win at home, but these Hawks have been one of the best teams all season and deserve a whole bunch of respect so I'm leaning towards them staying red-hot and covering the spread in what should be a close game.