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Clippers vs. Hawks odds, line, spread: 2023 NBA picks, Jan. 8 predictions from proven computer model

The Los Angeles Clippers (21-20) and Atlanta Hawks (18-21) wrap up the NBA schedule on Sunday night in their first meeting of the 2022-23 season. The Hawks have played five games against Pacific division teams this season and are 2-3, while the Clippers are 4-3 against Southeast division sides. Kawhi Leonard missed the Clippers’ last game to rest his knee, but doesn’t carry an injury designation heading into Sunday’s matchup.

Tip-off from Arena is set for 9 p.m. ET, where the Clippers are 11-8 this season. Los Angeles is favored by 3.5 points in the latest Clippers vs. Hawks odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over/under is set at 234. Before entering any Hawks vs. Clippers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters Week 12 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 38-13 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning almost $2,300. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Clippers vs. Hawks. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Clippers vs. Hawks:

  • Clippers vs. Hawks spread: Clippers -3.5
  • Clippers vs. Hawks over/under: 234 points
  • Clippers vs. Hawks money line: Los Angeles -170, Atlanta +143
  • Clippers vs. Hawks picks: See picks here

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What you need to know about the Clippers

Without Leonard or Paul George (hamstring) in the lineup, the Clippers dropped their last game on Friday in a 128-115 result against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Los Angeles was down 100-79 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. The top scorer for the Clippers was shooting guard Norman Powell, who scored 21 points to go with six rebounds and two steals. Seven other players finished with double-digit point totals, led by Moses Brown and John Wall, who each scored 14 points.

George is listed as questionable on Sunday night, and without him this season, the Clippers are 6-7. One thing that has impacted the Clippers this year has been their slow pace of play, which ranks 22nd in the NBA. As a result, Los Angeles has taken the 24th fewest field goal attempts (85.1 per game) and rank 27th in made attempts (39.4 per game).

What you need to know about the Hawks

The Hawks lost their first game at Arena this weekend against the Los Angeles Lakers by a decisive 130-114 margin on Friday. Point guard Trae Young put forth a good effort for the losing side, recording 32 points and nine assists in addition to five rebounds. Meanwhile, John Collins, De’Andre Hunter and Dejounte Murray all finished with 16 points apiece.

Sunday’s matchup will be a clash of styles, as the Hawks have the sixth-highest pace of play, while taking (61.8) and making (33.2) the most 2-point field goals per game. One thing that could make things tough for Atlanta, however, is center Clint Capela (calf) will miss Sunday’s game. Even though his defense and rebounding ability are his calling cards, he also has the highest field goal percentage inside the 3-point line for the Hawks (63.6%).

How to make Clippers vs. Hawks picks

The model has simulated Clippers vs. Hawks 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 70% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

Who wins Clippers vs. Hawks? And which side of the spread is a must-back? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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