Atlanta Hawks at Los Angeles Clippers - 3/22/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers (27-16) vs Atlanta Hawks (22-20)
Game Info: Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 224 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Clippers meet Monday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Atlanta Hawks look for a statement win to build on their eight-game winning streak. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 112.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 25.7 points and 4.1 rebounds while John Collins is averaging 18.2 points and 7.8 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 14.2 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 114.7 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 47 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 26 points and 6.3 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 23 points and 6.1 rebounds. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 41.3 percent from beyond the arc and 84.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The Hawks are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 4-1 in Hawks last 5 overall. The under is 8-1-1 in Clippers last 10 Monday games. The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Atlanta Hawks are playing their best ball of the season right now, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 14.6 points. The Hawks also lose in the underdog role by an average of just 1.7 points. The Los Angeles Clippers are obviously the better team and should be favored here, but they've lost five of their last eight games and their defense is allowing 49.4 percent shooting in their last five games. It's hard to turn down the points with the Hawks here.