Free NBA Pick – January 16, 2008

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Tyrone Black
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Jan/16/2009's free NBA pick for January 16, 2008 is Atlanta as the -1 road favorite.  Using the money line in all games after scoring 105 points or more, the record for the Golden State Warriors is 4 wins and 18 losses.

This stat bodes well for the Hawks vs. Warriors game in that Atlanta has also won 5 of the last 6 in this series including the last time they played on the road against Golden State.

The Hawks won their last game against the Los Angeles Clippers to as they are ending their West Coast swing after having lost 4 straight.   Golden State has lost 6 of their last 7 games.

In their win against the Clippers, Josh Smith scored 26 points and Joe Johnson added 21 for the Hawks, who overcame their own slow start in which they scored 15 points in the first quarter.

"It's huge because it keeps us right where we want to be in the standings," said coach Mike Woodson, whose team is 8-11 on the road.

Atlanta gave up its fewest points since an 85-78 win over Detroit on Dec. 21. The Hawks had allowed 100 points in each of the previous five games, and during the losing streak opponents were averaging 110.8 points and shooting 51.2 percent.

The Warriors, who are two games into a seven-game homestand, are coming off a particularly difficult loss after falling 135-133 in triple overtime to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.

Jamal Crawford scored 35 points, but missed the potential game-winner at the end of regulation.

"Tiring to say the least," Crawford said. "At times you can push through but there's moments where you get winded and you have to play smart. You're not thinking you just played 60 minutes. You're like, 'Normally I would make this shot, so I'm going to take it.' But it obviously catches up with you at the end."

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Tyrone Black, 

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