Who’s Playing

Atlanta @ Los Angeles

Current Records: Atlanta 18-21; Los Angeles 21-20

What to Know

The Atlanta Hawks need to shore up a defense that is allowing 116.62 points per matchup before their game Sunday. They will head out on the road to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers at 9 p.m. ET at Crypto.com Arena. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W.’

The Hawks ended up a good deal behind the Los Angeles Lakers when they played this past Friday, losing 130-114. A silver lining for Atlanta was the play of point guard Trae Young, who had 32 points and nine assists along with five boards.

Meanwhile, the contest between Los Angeles and the Minnesota Timberwolves this past Friday was not a total blowout, but with the Clippers falling 128-115 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one. Los Angeles was down 100-79 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Shooting guard Norman Powell (21 points) was the top scorer for Los Angeles.

The Hawks are expected to win this handily, but they should have beaten the Charlotte Hornets Oct. 23 easily too and instead slipped up with a 126-109. In other words, don’t count Los Angeles out just yet.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Crypto.com Arena — Los Angeles, California
  • TV: Bally Sports SoCal
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $14.50

Odds

The Clippers are a 4-point favorite against the Hawks, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Clippers as a 4.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Los Angeles have won nine out of their last 14 games against Atlanta.

  • Mar 11, 2022 – Atlanta 112 vs. Los Angeles 106
  • Jan 09, 2022 – Los Angeles 106 vs. Atlanta 93
  • Mar 22, 2021 – Los Angeles 119 vs. Atlanta 110
  • Jan 26, 2021 – Atlanta 108 vs. Los Angeles 99
  • Jan 22, 2020 – Atlanta 102 vs. Los Angeles 95
  • Nov 16, 2019 – Los Angeles 150 vs. Atlanta 101
  • Jan 28, 2019 – Atlanta 123 vs. Los Angeles 118
  • Nov 19, 2018 – Los Angeles 127 vs. Atlanta 119
  • Jan 08, 2018 – Los Angeles 108 vs. Atlanta 107
  • Nov 22, 2017 – Los Angeles 116 vs. Atlanta 103
  • Feb 15, 2017 – Los Angeles 99 vs. Atlanta 84
  • Jan 23, 2017 – Los Angeles 115 vs. Atlanta 105
  • Mar 05, 2016 – Atlanta 107 vs. Los Angeles 97
  • Jan 27, 2016 – Los Angeles 85 vs. Atlanta 83

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