Atlanta Hawks vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 1/22/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Los Angeles Clippers at Atlanta Hawks

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7:30 PM (State Farm Arena)

The Los Angeles Clippers are on the road for a matchup with the Atlanta Hawks.  The Clippers are (30-13), coming off a 133-130 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.  The Hawks are (10-34), after falling to the Toronto Raptors, 122-117.

In the Clippers win over the Pelicans, Los Angeles was guided on offense by Kawhi Leonard.  Leonard had a balanced game, connecting on 15 of 28 attempts, hitting 8 free throws, totaling 39 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists.  The Clippers shot 50% from the floor and 33% from 3-point range.  Los Angeles struggled to defend the 3, allowing New Orleans to convert 15 times from distance.  The Clippers won the game from the charity stripe, do to shooting free throws better.  Los Angeles was 79.5% (31/39), while New Orleans was 64% (23/36).

In the Hawks loss to the Raptors, Atlanta was led offensively by Trae Young.  Young was 11 of 20 from the floor, sinking 18 of 21 from the charity stripe, registering 42 points and 15 assists.  Hawks shot 49% from the floor and 365 from 3-point range.  Atlanta out rebounded Toronto, 61 to 55.  The Hawks were out scored from the foul line, 33 to 23.  The free throw differential proved to be the difference. 

Recent Betting Trends:

Clippers are 22-20 ATS this season.

The over is 21-20-1 in Clippers games this year.

Hawks are 20-24 ATS this season.

The over is 24-19-1 in Hawks games this year.

Atlanta has not been very good this year, especially at home, going just 5-16 thus far.  The Clippers have won 3 in a row, while winning 5 of their last 6.  The Clippers have one of the better offense's, averaging over 116 per game, that ranks 4th in the league.  The Hawks rank 28th in scoring defense.  Atlanta will have trouble keeping pace with the Clippers, as Los Angeles ranks in the top 10 in field goal defense and 3-point percentage.  Final score prediction, Clippers win and cover with ease,   

Chris’s Pick LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.