When: 7:30 PM EST, January 26, 2021
Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
TV: NBA TV
Point Spread: Clippers -4.5
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 226.5
Los Angeles Clippers
Road Record: 5-2
Home Record: 3-4
Los Angeles Clippers Vs Atlanta Hawks Dame Day Preview
The Los Angeles Clippers arrive in Georgia with a 7-game win streak and a 13-4 record which puts them atop the tough Western Conference. Unfortunately for them they will be without the services of Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Patrick Beverley.
The Atlanta Hawks started the season 3-0 but struggled after that going 5-8 the rest of the way. They are coming off loss to the Eastern Conference powerhouse Milwaukee Bucks.
Los Angeles Clippers
Before this game the Clippers had been able to avoid any game postponements or any impact at all due to health and safety protocols. That will end against the Hawks. As noted earlier, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George will be out due to COVD-19 contact tracing. Beverley will be missing the game due to knee soreness.
Those three starters account for 58 points, 16 rebounds and 13 assists. So, ya, they will be missed. Every professional team has adopted the “Next Man Up” mantra when faced with this type of adversity. For the Clipper, that means Lou Williams, Marcus Morris Sr, Serge Ibaca and everyone else who gets minutes will have to contribute to keep their winning streak alive.
The Hawks are not feeling sorry for the Clippers as they have a few of their stars listed as questionable. They include Clint Capela (right hand soreness), Danilo Galinari (right ankle sprain) and Trae Young (back spasm). Those three are averaging 51 points, 22 rebounds and 11 assists. Clint Capela is third in the NBA with 2.3 blocks and recently had 10 blocks as part of his first triple-double.
Atlanta hasn’t made the NBA playoffs since the 2016-17 season. The team has a good nucleus and hopes to end their 3 season drought this year.
Clippers Vs Hawks Facts
- Los Angeles Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games
- The total has gone under in 10 of the Atlanta Hawks last 12 games
- Los Angeles Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road against the Atlanta Hawks
Los Angeles Clippers Vs Atlanta Hawks Alternative Fantasy Basketball-Statement Games Picks
The below picks were made under the guidance of the NBA gurus at Peach Basket!
Clippers 107 Hawks 102
- Marcus Morris OVER 20.5 PTS
- Atlanta Hawks UNDER 110.5 PTS
- LA Clippers UNDER 110.5 PTS