Los Angeles Clippers (10-5) vs Atlanta Hawks (3-13)Date : 11/19/2018
Time : 7:30 pm EST
Location : State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Los Angeles Clippers vs Atlanta Hawks
The Los Angeles Clippers will travel to State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, to face the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Clippers are coming off a 127-119 win on the road over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night as the Clippers shot over 50% from the floor for the night while also shooting 49% from 3 point range. Danilo Gallinari led the Clippers in scoring with 28 points for the night while Tobias Harris had 27 in the win over a struggling Nets team.
On the other hand, the Atlanta Hawks season continued to get worse as they lost their seventh straight game on Saturday night at the hands of the Indiana Pacers by a 97-89 score on the road as both teams shot under 40% for the night from the field yet the Pacers shot 12 of 30 from 3-point range which, in essence, made the difference in the game.
Los Angeles Clippers's Latest Performance :
Atlanta continues to struggle on the year as they are last place within the Southeast Division standings. In fact, they have not only had trouble, offensively, in averaging just 106 points per game, but, they have also had issues with defending opponents as well this year in that they are allowing teams to score an average of 118 points per game on 47% shooting. And while their defense was much better versus the Indiana Pacers in their last timeout, the Hawks would allow the Pacers to shoot 40% from 3 point range as Bogan Bogdonavic, credited with 22 points on the night, was responsible for three long balls while Darren Collison went to 2 for 3 for the night from long range. Atlanta, on the other hand, shot 35% for the game as Jeremy Lin led the team with 16 points along with going two of 3 from 3-point range while Kent Bazemore had 13 points in the loss.
In all, the Hawks will certainly have to become more consistent on both sides of the ball moving forward and wish to turn their season around starting with their home matchup versus the Clippers. They may certainly find this difficult to do versus a Clippers team that is coming into the game with loads of confidence. Nonetheless, the Hawks must begin to established themselves on the defensive end in which to allow this to provide even more confidence on the offensive end.
Atlanta Hawks's Latest Performance :
Atlanta will certainly be looking forward to the opportunity of returning home from a disastrous four-game road trip to where they would lose every game buy an average of 15 points per loss. This is due primarily to a dismal offense that has only been putting up 99 points per game during their road trip. And while the Hawks have not done well, scoring-wise, at home either, they look to fare much better at home versus a Los Angeles Clippers squad that finds themselves three games out of first place within the Pacific Division only behind the Golden State Warriors. The Clippers, however, must ensure that they continue to play well as three of their next four outings are on the road where they are one in three thus far on the season.
They certainly begin their road trip on a winning note as they were able to shoot very well against a struggling Brooklyn Nets team on Saturday night in picking up the much-needed victory. As stated, Tobias Harris and Danilo Gallinari each led the team in scoring with 24 and 23 points, respectively, however Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams each had 16 points each for the Clippers in the road win while the team nailed 11 of 23 3-point attempts for the night. The Clippers are ranked in the top 10 with in every major offensive category thus far in the season while the Hawks are ranked in the lower tier of teams as it relates to defensive statistics. That being said, look for the Clippers to come out to push the pace on the offensive end in which to gain an advantage early on against the reeling Hawks.
How Los Angeles Clippers & Atlanta Hawks Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Los Angeles is 8-6 ATS while the OU is 8-6
Atlanta is 6-9 ATS while the OU is 8-7
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This game will certainly be a litmus test for the Los Angeles Clippers in that they have not played well on the road this season. As stated, they are one and three ATS in their last four road games; Furthermore, with a road game versus the lowly Atlanta Hawks, the Clippers can very well extend their winning play. As stated, the Hawks will certainly look to clean up their act as their next four games will be in Atlanta. In other words, this can be a great time for the Hawks to pick up some wins on their home court, though they will have to do this versus average to higher tier teams within the league in the Clippers, Toronto, Boston, and Charlotte.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Los Angeles Clippers
My reason for the pick :
I will certainly back the Clippers in this matchup in that feel that they are not only the better team in this instance, but, they will also be looking to redeem themselves after having a disastrous season on the road. The Hawks are struggling at this point and will indeed struggle for the foreseeable future until they are able to correct problems on both ends of the court. With that being said, expect the Clippers to come out looking to push the pace on the Hawks on the road while pulling away at some point during this game. In all, the Clippers will indeed cruise to victory in this matchup on Monday night.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
Despite the Hawks playing a decent defensive game versus the Indiana Pacers in their last outing, I will back the over in this contest as I feel that the Clippers certainly have a very experienced core of talented players that can certainly score the ball. Again, with the Hawks not playing the best defense at this time in the season, look for Los Angeles to take advantage of this throughout the game while allowing the score to balloon at the same time, thus allowing the total to surpass it set limit for this game.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Clippers:
- The Clippers are 4-2 ATS in last six games
- The Clippers are 2-3 ATS in last five road games
- The Over is 3-0 in Clippers last thrree games
Betting trends for Atlanta Hawks:
- The Hawks are 4-6 ATS in lst ten games
- The Hawks are 1-3 ATS in last four home games
- The Over is 3-1 in Hawks last four home games