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Los Angeles Clippers vs. Atlanta Hawks - 1/8/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Hawks (10-29) at Los Angeles Clippers (17-21)

NBA Basketball: Monday, January 8, 2018 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -4 -- Over/Under: 212.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSW2

The Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Clippers meet Monday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The Atlanta Hawks could use a win here after losing six of their last nine games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 103.5 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 19.6 points and 6.7 assists while Taurean Prince is averaging 13 points and 5.6 rebounds. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and Marco Belinelli is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.1 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost nine straight road games.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Atlanta Hawks - 1/8/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Los Angeles Clippers look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 106 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 22.8 points and 7.5 rebounds while Lou Williams is averaging 21.9 points and 4.9 assists. Austin Rivers is the third double-digit scorer and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 15.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won six of their last eight home games.

The Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest, 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Clippers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the underdog is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

The Atlanta Hawks were just blown out by the Lakers on Sunday night, and now they're running into a Clippers team that's turned their season around recently and are about as healthy as they've been all year. Not to mention the Clippers have done nothing but cover numbers the last two or three weeks. I don't understand why this line is so low, especially when you consider the Hawks are now 3-6 ATS this season when an underdog by four or less points. The Clippers should have little trouble winning this game and covering the small line.

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