The LA Clippers will make the long road trip east to face the Atlanta Hawks in an NBA pro basketball game set for Wednesday night. The Clippers and Hawks will get things started from Atlanta at 7:30PM Eastern Time and the NBA League Pass Channel provides the TV broadcast. Check out the NBA odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
The NBA odds from this game have the road team LA Clippers favored by -3 points with an over under line set at 202 points. Those who bet the LA Clippers on the money line will lay -150 odds with the return on Atlanta at +130 odds.
The Clippers are just 4-4 on the road this season and have struggled even with their wins on the road. The team is allowing nearly 102 points per game ranking 22nd in the league. They gave up 45.3% shooting ranking in mid-pack. Last year the Clippers were a better defensive team at this point in the season. What is apparent from the Clippers is they lack a solid defensive stance inside the paint. Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan has to become more aggressive grabbing rebounds especially late in games. Both Jordan and Griffin are poor free throw shooters as the Clips rank 25th in the league making just 70% from the charity stripe. Atlanta has the big bodies to get good looks around the basket. The series history between the Hawks and Clippers reveal the home team winning the past five meetings. Last year Atlanta wins at home by 11 points and in two seasons ago they beat the Clippers by 7 points at home. In each win the Hawks were able to pull down more rebounds because that is their strength. Chris Paul will get his assists and points but Atlanta’s bigs will get good position on Griffin and Jordan down low on offense for easy buckets and put backs for the Hawks. The Clippers are facing injury issues as guard J.J. Redick will be out for over a month with a broken hand and he also tore a ligament on his elbow. Forward Matt Barnes will also miss this game. This is the first of seven games on the road for the Clippers. Atlanta has played a lot of road games but now it’s time to for the team to start their run with seven of their next eight games are at home.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Wednesday we will play on the Atlanta Hawks +3 points at the www.sportsbookroom.com.