It’s a light slate of games when it comes to NBA betting on Tuesday night, but those we do have aren’t lacking in intrigue. A cross-conference showdown between the Los Angeles Clippers and Atlanta Hawks highlights this evening’s hoops action. The NBA betting odds and expert Clippers vs Hawks prediction analysts like the home team to prevail.
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Clippers vs Hawks Game Info
Los Angeles Clippers (13-4, 5-2 Away) at Atlanta Hawks (8-8, 4-3 Home)
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021
Venue: State Farm Arena — Atlanta, GA
Start Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
TV: NBA TV
Clippers vs Hawks NBA Betting Odds
Odds courtesy of Bovada Sportsbook
Moneyline: LAC: (+175) | ATL: (-210)
Spread: LAC: +5 (-110) | ATL: -5 (-110)
Total: 221.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Clippers vs Hawks NBA Betting Overview
The Clippers come into Tuesday’s NBA betting showcase game as one of the hottest teams in the NBA. They are currently riding a seven-game winning streak, of which 3-point shooting has been the hallmark. The Clippers lead the league in shooting percentage from deep at 42.3%. Perhaps not so coincidentally, the Utah Jazz, owners of an ongoing eight-game winning streak, are second in the statistic.
How Los Angeles fares on Tuesday night in Atlanta will be interesting given that they will be without their two biggest stars. Both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were put on the virus list Monday and will likely miss multiple games as a result. Expect Nicolas Batum, Marcus Morris, and Lou Williams to see a major uptick in their offensive usage as a result. The absence of Leonard and George is clearly reflected in the NBA betting odds for this game which list the Clippers as underdogs despite having a better record by five games.
Clippers Injury Report
- Out: Kawhi Leonard (virus), Paul George (virus), Patrick Beverley (knee)
The Hawks had a three-game winning streak of their own snapped with a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. Atlanta figures to have a prime opportunity at a rebound as NBA betting favorites against a depleted Clippers squad. The Hawks came into the 2020-21 season with high expectations thanks to a talented young core. While they have had to battle injuries and poor defensive play early on, Atlanta still sits at .500 and in the thick of the Eastern Conference standings.
Bettors should monitor the various injury designations that the Hawks carry into Tuesday evening’s game and how decisions might impact the NBA betting odds. Trae Young, Clint Capela and Cam Reddish are all listed as questionable to play, while Danilo Gallinari remains day-to-day and continues to play limited minutes as he works back from his sprained ankle. 17 points in just 19 minutes against Milwaukee was certainly a positive sign.
Hawks Injury Report
- Out: Kris Dunn, Bojan Bogdanovic
- Questionable: Trae Young (back), Clint Capela (hand)
- Probable: Cam Reddish (Achilles)
- Day-to-Day: Danilo Gallinari (ankle)
Clippers vs Hawks NBA Betting Trends
- Clippers 2020-21 Betting Trends: 10-7 ATS; 10-7 to the Over
- Hawks 2020-21 Betting Trends: 8-8 ATS; 4-12 to the Over
- The Clippers are 5-2 ATS on the road this season.
- The Hawks are 6-4 SU (5-5 ATS) as a favorite this season.
- The Under has hit in five of the Hawks’ seven games as a home favorite this season.
Clippers vs Hawks Statistics
- Los Angeles is averaging 114.8 points per game (PPG) this season (No. 7 in the NBA)
- Los Angeles is surrendering 107.2 PPG on the season (No. 4 in the NBA)
- Atlanta is averaging 112.4 PPG this season (Tied for No. 13 in the NBA)
- Atlanta is surrendering 110.1 PPG (No. 11 in the NBA)
Clippers vs Hawks NBA Player Prop Bet
First Half Point Spread: Hawks -2.5 (-110 at Bovada Sportsbook)
Both teams enter this Tuesday night NBA betting contest on the upper end of the league in terms of first half scoring margins. The key to this handicap is that the Clippers will be without both Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. While Los Angeles averages a +4.3 first half scoring margin, the Hawks are less than two points behind at +2.5. For my money, George and Leonard are probably worth a bit more than two points. The Hawks are also the home team here which means a cross-country west-to-east trip for L.A. I like Atlanta to control the first 24 minutes of play tonight.