Hawks vs Clippers Prediction NBA Picks 3/17/24

Los Angeles Clippers (42-24) vs Atlanta Hawks (29-37)

Game Info: Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 9:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -10 -- Over/Under: 228 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Clippers meet Sunday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Clippers prediction.

Atlanta Hawks Betting Preview

The Atlanta Hawks are coming off losses to the Pelicans, Trail Blazers and Jazz. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 119.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 121.3 points on 49.5 percent shooting. Dejounte Murray is averaging 22.3 points and 5.2 rebounds, while Bogdan Bogdanovic is averaging 16.6 points and 3.3 rebounds. Jalen Johnson is the third double-digit scorer, and De’Andre Hunter is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Hawks will play against the Lakers and Suns after this game.

Los Angeles Clippers Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Clippers recently beat the Bulls while losing to the Pelicans and Timberwolves. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 116.8 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 23.7 points and 6.2 rebounds, while Paul George is averaging 22.3 points and 5.3 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Norman Powell is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.

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Los Angeles Clippers Player Facts

  • Paul George ranks 1st amongst qualified Forwards for FT% (88.9%) this season.
  • Ivica Zubac ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for FG% (65.3%) this season.

Atlanta Hawks Player Facts

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic is one of only two players to have scored 40+ points off the bench in a game this season.
  • Clint Capela ranks 10th amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.5) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Clippers rank 2nd in the league for three-point percentage this season (38.8%).
  • The Clippers are one of only three teams to record four or more wins when trailing by a margin of 10+ points after Q1 this season.
  • The Hawks rank 1st in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (12.9).
  • The Hawks rank 1st in the league for field goal attempts per game this season (93.0).

Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Clippers prediction

The Atlanta Hawks remain the worst cover team in the NBA with a 22-44 ATS record, and they're still without their best player in Trae Young. If the Clippers were at full strength, this is a blowout waiting to happen. However, the Clippers are without Westbrook and they have a questionable Harden and Powell. The Clippers have also lost 3 of their last 4 games. So, I'm not thrilled to lay big numbers with the Clippers given their form and injury situation. It's the Hawks and the free buckets or pass for me. 

Randy’s Pick Atlanta Hawks +10

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