Atlanta Hawks vs LA Clippers FREE NBA Expert Pick, 2–15–2017

FREE NBA Basketball Pick: Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Clippers
Time: February 15, 10:30pm EST

Current Odds: Clippers -2.5, 213

Game Preview by Chris Murphy of Sports Investor Central

Atlanta Hawks (32–23, 28–27 ATS) at Los Angeles Clippers (34–21, 28–27 ATS)

The Los Angeles Clippers may be happy to be home after being on the road for 9 out of their last 10 games going (5–5) over that span. Tonight, they host the Atlanta Hawks who are (6–4 SU, 5–5 ATS) their last 10 games. The Hawks, 32–23 for the season, beat the Portland Trail Blazers 109–104 in overtime on Monday, while the Clippers outclassed the Utah Jazz on the same night.

The Hawks are one of the few teams in the NBA with a paradoxical season: they are 32–23 despite conceding more points than they score. Currently, they score an average of 104.1 but allow 104.3. The Clippers are off a big win over the Utah Jazz 88–72 and were up by 27 points at the end of the 3rd quarter. Blake Griffin posted a double-double, going for 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Austin Rivers scored 15 points, while DeAndre Jordan had 10 points and 13 rebounds. The Clippers average 108.1 points per game, seventh in the league. Their defense allows 104.5 PPG.

Hawks are 4–1 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game
Hawks are 11–5 ATS in their last 16 road games

Clippers are 9–19 ATS in their last 28 against Eastern Conference
Clippers are 1–4 ATS in their last 5 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days

The Atlanta Hawks are in solid playoff contention but they will need to do a better job of scoring. The Hawks play surprisingly well on the road (16–12). Atlanta is (6–2 ATS) their last 8 games in LA and (6–2 ATS) their last 8 meetings vs the Clippers. I like their chances in Wednesday night’s matchup getting +2.5 points.

Hawks vs Clippers FREE NBA Pick: Atlanta Hawks +2.5

Chris Murphy is (22–11) L7 Overall and (14–2) L7 in NCAAB