Last Updated Mar 11, 2022, 7:22 PM
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Atlanta Hawks Predictions, Picks, Odds
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Regular-season NBA action will resume on Friday night with a captivating non-conference matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and Atlanta Hawks. Coverage begins from State Farm Arena in Atlanta at 7:30 p.m. ET.
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Hawks 116, Clippers 108
Hawks -5.5 (-110) at Caesars
Clippers vs. Hawks Predictions
After last year’s impressive Eastern Conference Finals’ run, the Hawks stumbled out to a surprisingly slow start to this season, as the Hawks kicked things off with a frustrating 16-25 SU and 14-27 ATS skid – despite getting tagged as favorites in 25 of those matchups.
The Hawks have played solid, yet inconsistent basketball since New Year’s Day though, considering the Hawks sit 15-14 SU and 14-15 ATS in their last 29 games – despite yielding sturdy averages of 114.2 OPPG and 112.8 DPPG across that window.
On the other hand, Los Angeles posted a surprisingly strong start despite the absence of five-time All-Pro Kawhi Leonard, as the Clippers kicked things off with a sturdy 16-15 SU run – with ten of those victories coming by 10+ PTS.
Paul George’s extensive absence hasn’t significantly hampered them either, considering the Clippers boast records of 19-18 SU and 21-16 ATS since PG’s latest injury – while holding their opponents to just 109.6 DPPG across that timeframe.
I’ll back Atlanta here, as the Clippers are 9-6 SU and 8-7 ATS since the start of February, while scoring 109.9 OPPG and allowing 105.5 DPPG across that span – setting the stage for a tough road matchup against a Hawks squad that’s scored 115+ PTS in eight of their last 12 games (117.3 OPPG).
Clippers vs. Hawks Betting Odds
Clippers vs. Hawks Betting Resources
- Matchup: Pacific vs. Southeast
- Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
- Venue: State Farm Arena
- Location: Atlanta, GA
- TV-Time: NBA League Pass - 7:30 p.m. ET
- Injury Report
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Analysis
- SU: 35-33
- ATS: 34-34
- O/U: 32-35-1
Most bettors immediately hopped off the Clippers’ bandwagon after Kawhi’s devastating injury last postseason, but it turns out they’re still a decent team without him, considering L. A. effortlessly handled business against Utah for the remainder of the second round, and then went toe-to-toe with Phoenix for the length of a competitive six-game Western Conference Finals’ set.
The Clippers don’t seem overly bothered by the absence George’s either, considering L. A. enters Friday riding a solid 19-18 SU and 21-16 ATS stretch – despite tallying just 108.5 OPPG and surrendering 109.6 DPPG across that window.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Analysis
- SU: 31-34
- ATS: 28-37
- O/U: 35-30
Atlanta entered this season with incredibly high expectations after last year’s unexpected Eastern Conference Finals’ run, considering Atlanta dominated the Knicks in a five-game first-round set and stunned the top-seeded Sixers in the second, before inevitably falling short against Milwaukee in a competitive six-game ECF.
The Hawks have been om quite the rollercoaster since January though, considering the Hawks are 15-14 SU and 14-15 ATS in their last 29 games – despite averaging a lofty 114.2 OPPG across that timeframe.
Clippers vs. Hawks Head-to-Head
The Clippers and Hawks split a two-game regular-season set last year, with the first matchup resulting in a low-scoring victory for Atlanta (108-99, U 227), while the second resulted in a relatively high-scoring win for Los Angeles (119-110, O 225). The most recent matchup between these teams took place back in January of this season though, which resulted in a low-scoring victory for the Clippers.
Key Players to Watch
- LAC: Reggie Jackson - PG (17 PPG, 3.7 REB, 4.8 AST)
- LAC: Marcus Morris - PF (15.8 PPG, 4.6 REB, 2.1 AST)
- ATL: Trae Young - PG (27.8 PPG, 3.8 REB, 9.4 AST)
- ATL: John Collins - PF (16.4 PPG, 7.9 REB, 1.8 AST)
Clippers vs. Hawks Betting Conclusion
After posting back-to-back road losses in Detroit and Milwaukee, the Hawks return home for Friday’s contest as short favorites over the Clippers at State Farm Arena – marking the ninth time L. A. has been an underdog across their last 15 games.
I’ll back Atlanta here, as despite sitting just 5-4 SU and 4-5 ATS in their last nine games, the Hawks still generated 117.7 OPPG and allowed just 113.2 DPPG across that window – likely presenting a difficult road task for a Clippers squad that’s scored 105 PTS or less in four of their last seven contests (107.7 OPPG).
Clippers vs. Hawks Betting Trends
- The Clippers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games.
- The Hawks are 3-8 SU in their last 11 matchups against L. A.
- The total has gone UNDER of five of the last seven Clippers' games.
- The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last five games.
- The total has gone OVER in eight of the last 12 matchups between the Hawks and Clippers.