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Hawks vs Raptors NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Atlanta Hawks at Toronto Raptors
- Where: Toronto at Scotiabank Arena
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds TOR -5, ATL +175 | TOR -217 O/U 233.0
The Hawks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 20-22. So far, the team has gone 16-25-1 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Atlanta has an overall record of 2-1, including going 1-2 against the spread.
Atlanta is going for another win in today’s game, as they previously took down the Pacers. Going into the game, they were 4 point favorites against the spread. Their 113-111 victory was not enough to cover. Even though Atlanta did not immediately put a dent in their halftime deficit as they trailed by 5 points heading into 4th, they still managed to come out on top. Leading the team in scoring was Trae Young, as he contributed 26 points while hitting 37.5% of his shots.
The Raptors come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 19-23. So far, the team has gone 21-21-0 against the spread. Against the Hawks, the Raptors are looking to add to their current 3 game winning streak. The average margin of victory across these matchups is 11.33.
In their previous game, the Raptors took down the Hornets by a score of 124-114. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 7 point favorites. Toronto went on to win the game, as they led by 14 heading into halftime. In the win, Pascal Siakam led the team in scoring with 35 points on a field goal percentage of 84.6%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Similar to their season-long average, the Hawks averaged 112.25 points per game vs the Raptors. Similar to the Hawks, the Raptors scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Atlanta, the team averaged 112.25 points per game. Over the last 5 head to head meetings, the Raptors have averaged 120 points per game compared to 116 for Atlanta. This has led to an ATS record of 4-1 for Toronto. Atlanta and Toronto averaged a combined 236 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 4-0-1.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Heading into play, the Hawks offense is rated 11th in the league in scoring, averaging 115.0 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the Hawks will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.4 made 3’s per game. Although Atlanta has struggled with their outside shot, they have done a good job taking care of the ball, averaging just 12.4 turnovers per game.
On defense, the Hawks will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 21st ranked unit in points allowed per game.
Point-Guard Trae Young currently leads the Hawks at 27.4 points per game. For the season, he is 6th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 22.2% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Young is averaging 2.9 boards and 9.8 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 28th ranked defense at defending point-guards. Dejounte Murray enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 37 games, he is averaging 20.0 and is 108th in the league in player efficiency rating.
For the season, the Raptors offensive unit is ranked just 24th in scoring at 112.0 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the Raptors will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.8 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 3rd, with an average of 20.2 made free-throws per game.
Against the Hawks, the Raptors will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 7th ranked unit at 107.1 points per game.
On offense, Pascal Siakam leads the Raptors in scoring at 26.1 points per game, placing him 17th in the NBA. Overall, Siakam has hit 48.2% of his shots while accounting for 20.6% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 25th in points allowed to power-fowards. At 18.2 points per game, OG Anunoby is the 2nd leading scorer for the Raptors. For the season, he is 173rd in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 46.7%.
Hawks vs Raptors Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Hawks +5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 233.0