Free NBA Hoops Pick: Hawks vs Clippers Lines
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33-28 (14-16 V) Atlanta Hawks vs. LA Clippers 40-20 (21-10 H)
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Time: 10:30 PM ET
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -5
NBA Betting Total: 203.5
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Fresh off an epic come from behind win, the Clippers continue their pursuit of the 3 seed when they welcome in the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.
The Clippers erased a 22 point deficit against the Thunder last time out and took over down the stretch to grab a much needed home win.
The Hawks meanwhile will be on their 2nd leg of the Staples Center back to back.
The Hawks are in 5th in the Eastern Conference, but still have a lot of work to do to avoid collapsing as the Eastern Conference is a log jam.
However, they aren’t too far from the top seeds, as they trail the 4th place Heat by just 2.0 games. Atlanta will look to make the Staples Center trip successful by finishing it off against the better of the two Los Angeles teams.
The Hawks come into this weekend off a loss after falling to Golden State in overtime.
Atlanta has had success thanks to their stellar defense. The Hawks have allowed the 7th least amount of points per game with 99.8.
The Clippers are winning and winning without their star Blake Griffin in the lineup.
Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan continue to be absolutely unconscious, with Jamal Crawford now playing a giant role. Los Angeles trailed by as many as 22 in the 2nd half against the Thunder as it looked like Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were going to send a statement.
However, the Clippers used a dominating, fast paced 2nd half which including DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul dominating the Thunder defense.
With the win, combined with the Thunder loss on Thursday, the Clippers now sit just 1 game behind the Thunder. Even better news for them, they get OKC 2 more times.
Which means, taking care of business here is extremely important, as they will have their chances to pick up full games on the Thunder by themselves.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Clippers are 8-0-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Clippers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. LA Clippers NBA Prediction:
The Clippers are catching fire and catching it at the right time.
This team is on an absolute high right now, after coming back from 22 points against the team they are chasing. With the Hawks playing a back to back here, look for the Clippers to take advantage of the fatigue and roll here at home.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Clippers -5.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 113 – Atlanta 98
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