Clippers vs. Hawks - 3/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (34-28) at Los Angeles Clippers (40-20)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -5 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Clippers square off Saturday at the Staples Center.
The Atlanta Hawks look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 99.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.5 points and 3.3 assists while Al Horford is averaging 15.4 points and 7.2 rebounds. Jeff Teague is dishing 5.6 assists and Kent Bazemore is grabbing five rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last eight road games.
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The Los Angeles Clippers look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 104.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 100.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 19.9 points and 9.6 assists while J.J. Redick is averaging 16.6 points and 1.8 rebounds. Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.1 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 14.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won 10 of their last 14 home games.
The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Clippers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Hawks aren't consistent enough for me to back them on the end of a back to back against a good team. The Clippers continue to play quality ball and should have little trouble rolling this Atlanta team that's been hit or miss.