Atlanta vs LA Clippers Free Pro Hoops Pick

Posted by Aaron . on March 4, 2016 in

On Saturday, the Atlanta Hawks will be in Tinseltown to take on the Los Angeles Clippers in NBA action. The Hawks (33-28) are in second place in the Southeast Division and are coming off a 109-105 nailbiter of a loss at Golden State on Tuesday. They also face the Lakers on Friday night before taking on the Clippers the next night. The Clippers (40-20) are in second place in the Pacific Division and are coming off a 103-98 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night. Get the latest NBA online betting lines for this game here.

Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Clippers Free Pro Hoops Pick

When: Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10:30 PM ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
TV: PT, FSSE
Radio: The Beast 980 AM / Clippers Radio Network
Live Stream: NBA-Stream.com
NBA Odds: TBA

 

 

Why should you bet on the Clippers?

The Clippers get the benefit of taking on the Hawks the night after they face the Lakers while they will have had four days of rest themselves. The Clippers also have the momentum that comes with overcoming a monster lead, as the Thunder were up by as many as 22 points and were up by 16 points with 7:30 left, only to see the Clippers go on a 26-5 run to finish the game. The discipline that the Clippers showed by coming back from a monster deficit will give them energy against a Hawks team that plays better defense than Oklahoma City.

Why should you put your money on Atlanta?

The Hawks took the Golden State Warriors to overtime in Oakland, looking to be the first to knock off Golden State in their own arena. The Warriors were ripe for defeat with Stephen Curry on the bench with an injured ankle. The fact that the Hawks were able to limit the Warriors to 97 points in regulation without their star was a testament to their defense — and defense can frustrate the Clippers, who prefer to play more of a track meet style. If the Hawks can clamp down on defense against the Clippers, they can win.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like the Clippers to continue their momentum and enjoy the rest at home. I’m picking them to knock off the Hawks, 110-98.