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Raptors Look to Keep Cooking in Home Tilt with Hapless Hawks

I’m not sure if you remember the last time the Hawks met up with the Raptors but I can guarantee you Mike Budenholzer does. Toronto won that game 128-84, the biggest margin of victory ever for the Raptors. Pretty embarrassing for Atlanta but with its current 2-8 skid, it’s not looking like the Hawks will get much revenge tonight.

SHARK BITES
  • The Raptors are 8-0 SU and ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite of 7.5 or more.
  • The Hawks are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games on the road after covering in their most recent road game.
  • The Hawks are 1-6 SU and ATS in their last 7 games on the road against the Raptors.

Although they still actually have to play the game, the trends are clearly pointing in one direction. The Raptors are tied with the Cavaliers for the most wins in the Eastern Conference and have now won four straight games. They’ve won nine of their last 10 games and might be the hottest team in the league.

To go along with their stellar straight-up record, the Raps have been an incredibly profitable bet at the window. They’ve gone 18-6-1 against the spread this season and have covered in 11 of their last 12 games.

Toronto’s offense has been off the walls incredible during its current run and Atlanta’s defense has been off the walls dreadful. If the Raps don’t win and cover tonight, it will be a huge shocker to this writer.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Atlanta Hawks listed as 8-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 210.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 118-100 win for the Raptors on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Atlanta Hawks vs Toronto Raptors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Raptors are 18-7 so far on the NBA season, and 18-6-1 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Atlanta Hawks, meanwhile, are 12-13 and 11-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 17-7 and the Hawks go 9-15 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Atlanta injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 28-rated Atlanta Hawks taking on the No. 3-rated Toronto Raptors in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Toronto's No. 26-rated NBA squad against Atlanta's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Toronto rates No. 12 in the league with 9.76 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 19 with 8.48 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Milwaukee was victimized by Dennis Schroder for 33 points as the Hawks defeated the Bucks 114-110 in NBA action on Friday.

The Raptors blew out Milwaukee on Monday, running up the score in a 122-100 win at Air Canada Centre.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Atlanta is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Atlanta's last 16 games
  • Toronto is 11-1 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Toronto is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
  • Toronto is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta home to Charlotte, Saturday, December 17th
Toronto at Orlando, Sunday, December 18th

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