It is the first game after the All-Star break for the Hawks while the Clippers had to play in Portland last night. The teams have split their last ten meetings overall while the Clippers have covered six of the ten in NBA betting.
Basketball betting had the Hawks winning 103-97 earlier this month in Atlanta but the Clippers were getting 9.5 point and they covered the spread. At Los Angeles, the teams have split their last four meetings both straight up and against the basketball betting odds. Three of those four games went under the total.
In the game earlier this month, Joe Johnson scored 34 points and Jamal Crawford added 22 points. The teams have split the season series each of the last three years, but the Hawks have won two of the last three against the Clips in Los Angeles. Atlanta has covered the basketball betting odds in five of their last seven games against the Pacific Division. Atlanta has been a good team for bettors this season at home and on the road. Away from home they are 14-10 against the basketball betting odds. The Hawks are 10th in the league on offense and 11th on defense.
The Clippers have covered the NBA betting odds in three of their last four against the Southwest Division. The Clippers are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 vs. the Eastern Conference. The Clippers are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 home games. Overall though, the Clippers are 12-12-1 at home against the spread. Los Angeles is 26th in the league on offense while they are 17th in the league on defense. Los Angeles comes into this game having lost four straight and eight of their last nine. Los Angeles has some talented players but other than Chris Kaman, too many of them are inconsistent on a nightly basis. Baron Davis can be great one night and then the next night have just five points.
Four of the last five Atlanta games vs. the Pacific Division have gone over the total. Five of the last seven Los Angels games overall have gone over. In this series, 9 of the last 13 have gone over. The Clippers though are a team that goes under the total at home as 17 of their 25 home games have gone under.