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Game: Los Angeles Clippers at Atlanta Hawks Apr 24 2012 7:35PM
Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: This is a big game for both teams as both the Clippers and Hawks are fighting for home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Atlanta is a game ahead of the Celtics and would gain the home court edge if it finishes ahead of them by one game even though Boston has the fourth seed locked down. The Clippers can lock up home court advantage with a win tonight, thus guaranteeing at least the fourth seed with the possibility of the third seed still in play. Since it is a big game for each side, we are basing this on the matchup and which team is in better recent form and those advantages both go to the Clippers. Los Angeles is 14-3 over its last 17 games including a 5-2 record on the road and it is playing its best basketball of the season which could not have come at a better time. As far as the matchup edge, the Hawks may have issues defending Blake Griffin since they remain without injured big men Al Horford and Zaza Pachulia. Atlanta is 14-7 over its last 21 games which is a good run but 10 of those wins came against the bottom six teams in the Eastern Conference. One of the wins came against Utah, which is fighting for a playoff spot and while the other three victories came against Eastern Conference playoff teams, they were against teams without key players as New York was missing Amare Stoudemire, Orlando was without Dwight Howard and Boston was without its top four players. Atlanta is 6-8 in its last 14 games against playoff teams. "We got to keep fighting," point guard Chris Paul said. "We got to win one more to lock up home court so a big game for us in Atlanta." The Clippers got good news as both Caron Butler and Nick Young traveled with the team and could be ready tonight. The Hawks are 2-11 ATS in their last 13 home games following a loss as a home favorite and 0-9 ATS in their last nine home games after allowing 110 or more points. The Clippers are 8-2 in their last 10 games after their opponent scored 100 or more points last game. 10* (701) Los Angeles Clippers