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Added February 4th, 2011 by Dwight

NBA Picks: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Atlanta Hawks

Los Angeles Clippers (19-29) @ Atlanta Hawks (31-18)

Time: 7:30pm EST

Point Spread: Atlanta Hawks -6.5

Over/Under Line: 195.5

Preview: The Los Angeles Clippers head to the Phillips Arena on Friday night and take on the Hawks of Atlanta.

The Clippers lost Wednesday night to the Chicago Bulls snapping their home winning streak. Los Angeles sits in fourth place in the Pacific Division; trailing the city rival Lakers by 14.5 games. The Clippers have gotten plenty of attention for their rookie forward, Blake Griffin. Griffin is scoring 20 points per game and 12.7 rebounds per game. The Clippers have been horrible on the road; with a 3-15 record. Los Angeles has also struggled against Eastern Conference foes winning just 6 of 14.

The Atlanta Hawks come into the game in second place in the Southeast Division. Atlanta moved into a tie with the Magic after beat Toronto on Wednesday. The Hawks are led in scoring by Joe Johnson and his 20.6 points per game. Johnson is also averaging nearly 6 assists per game. Atlanta as a team is scoring 97.3, while allowing 95.3. Both of those averages rank in the Top Ten in the NBA.

My Betting Picks: Atlanta comes away with a win. Until the Clippers can win on the road, they will be predicted to lose. Hawks win 99-90.

 
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